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It's Pub Day for THE MIDNIGHT DANCE!
The day has finally come, Swooners! The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz is hitting shelves TODAY!!! Set against the fascinating and moody backdrop of a mysterious boarding school, this intricately crafted novel is filled with magical realism, gothic settings, and the perfect hint of romance.Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she ...
The Midnight Dance,
The Swoon Reads App is Now Available!
Hello Swooners!We are so excited to announce that the the Swoon Reads app is now live, and it's available for both iOS and Android!Our app lets you download your “My Reads” shelf, read your manuscripts on the go — online or off — leave real-time comments, and so much more. And it's out just in time for Read ...
Story Starter Trope Twist: Love Triangle (Part II)
It’s another riveting edition of Trope Twist! The show (I mean blog post) where we take ordinary,
over-used YA tropes and put a little twist on them. Like adding a tart slice of lemon to a boring
glass of water. Part II of this ongoing series focuses on the Love Triangle. If you missed Part I, it was a ...
Swoon Author Nikki Katz: A Decade (or Four) of Writing
I’ve been a writer for longer than I’ve been a reader. Seriously, I wrote poetry (albeit bad rhyming poetry) when I was four years old on my grandfather’s typewriter. I wrote a play in fourth grade. I love to write, to build worlds, to escape. I never lack for an idea or a character. However, the path ...
The Midnight Dance,
Publishing Behind-the-Scenes: Inside the Frankfurt Book Fair
Hello Swoon Readers! I'm the Executive Director of Subsidiary Rights at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, which means, among other things, I handle the licensing of all our Swoon books for translation into foreign languages. I'm currently reporting in from Frankfurt, Germany, where thousands are gathering for the world's largest Book Fair! People come from all over ...
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