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October 30, 2017
NaNoWriMo Prep: Deadlines Don't Have to Be Scary
Well hello, Swoon Readers—we meet again. How have you been? Did you have a productive summer? Hard to believe...
February 15, 2017
Writing Will Always Welcome You Back
Hello Swoon Readers and Happy February! In fact, Happy 2017. I know we’ve been apart for quite some time...
June 22, 2016
A Sweet Escape
It has been a week. I don’t mean it’s been seven days, I mean it is Tuesday as...
March 30, 2016
Spring Cleaning and Inspiration
Hello Swooners and Happy Spring! I know March can be a tough month for many (particularly those in the Northern...
August 19, 2015
Here’s Your Chance to Win an Advance Copy to Add to Your To-Read List!
Hello Swoon Readers, We are slogging through the Dog Days of Summer here in NYC. It’s hot and humid...
July 22, 2015
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Part Deux
Hello Swoon Readers! So you might not know this about me, but aside from working in publishing, I’m a...
June 22, 2015
That Time I Met Rainbow Rowell and My Brain Melted A Little
So a few weeks ago, I ended up in the same room as Rainbow Rowell, actually twice in as many...
May 18, 2015
The Great (Rainbow) Debate
At the end of February in 2013 a little YA novel hit stores. You might have heard of it: Eleanor...
March 13, 2015
From the Files of a Teenage Writer
Hello Swoon Readers, Happy March! A few weeks ago, a bunch of us Swoon Staffers were chatting after work (as...
January 21, 2015
Collecting and Curating Good Quotes
Hi Swoon Readers, So I am a collector of many things — books, obviously, but many other things as well. One...
January 5, 2015
Taking a Little (Writing) Detour
Howdy Swooners! How is the writing coming along this year? Are you writing every day and meeting those writing resolutions...
December 30, 2014
2015 Literary Resolutions for Readers
Hello Swoon Readers, I hope you are all enjoying the end of this lovely year – 2014. As you can imagine...
October 6, 2014
The End is Near (Just Kidding – No it’s Not)
Hello Swoon Readers! So this week I want to talk to you about the end. Not THE END – of all...
September 26, 2014
Hitting the Road: Playing Publicist for a Weekend
So a few weeks ago, I got the call. I guess not the call, so much as a call, and...
August 19, 2014
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
Alright, I’m invoking the gospel of the consecrated 90’s trio Salt N’ Peppa in the title of this...
August 12, 2014
The Meet-Cute Goes Mainstream
So let’s talk about the meet-cute. This is maybe my favorite addition to the English language in the last...
August 5, 2014
All The Single Ladies
Happy August Swooners. So let’s dive into one of the essential pieces of the YA Romance equation: the single...
July 15, 2014
The Devil’s In The Details
Hi All! So this week I want to discuss something very important – it’s been on my mind for quite...
July 8, 2014
On The Road
Well, I’m so happy to see you all – I just got back from a lovely little vacation in the...
June 24, 2014
Desperately Seeking One BFF
Alright, so here is the situation. I have a group of girls from high school – there are five of us...
June 17, 2014
Seriously, Mom? Are You Kidding Me, Dad?
Do you remember being fifteen and how your felt about your parents? Are you a parent now to pre-teens, or...