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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Swoon Author Danielle Banas: MEN IN TIGHTS Is Getting a Makeover!

I get the majority of my greatest ideas in the shower. I’m convinced it’s because of the steam.  The title of Men in Tights was no exception. Somewhere between blinking shampoo out of my eyes and scrubbing behind my ears, inspiration struck. And considering I’m a person who is notoriously terrible at coming up with titles for ... Read More


Men in Tights, change, Danielle Banas, book, title, new title, The Supervillain and Me
Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Swoon Author Tiffany Pitcock: The Writing Process and Hands-On Editing

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve never been a big fan of editing. One reason is that it feels like getting scolded (though I understand that’s not what is happening). Seriously, give me a first draft any day. The other reason is that I’m a hands-on person. I can’t read a word document (or ... Read More


Just Friends, writing, Swoon Reads, Tiffany Pitcock, process, publishing, editing, author
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Swoon Author Lydia Albano's Editing Update: A Great Big Learning Experience

I know it's somehow hip and cool to admit to being a procrastinator, and I know that I genuinely do work better under pressure (specifically the kind that comes from watching a deadline approach while twiddling my thumbs and then knowing I have three or four days to do a month's worth of work), but I can no ... Read More


writing, Lydia Albano, Finding You, Editing Update, editing, author
Monday, August 14th, 2017

Tours 'R' Us: The 411 on Literary Road Trips, from a Publicist's POV

Regularly heard ‘round Publicity Row—that corner of the Flatiron Building populated by suitcase-towing, caffeine-powered elves—is the exclamation, “I haven’t seen you in weeks!” It’s no overstatement. Spring and fall are peak seasons for book tours, meaning that publicists are sprinkled all over the map—hoisting up banners, flapping covers, asking guests how to spell their names ... Read More


publicity, behind the scenes, Kelsey M., industry, publishing, tours