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February 16, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: A Coffee Date and Some Writing Advice
When I was writing the novel that became You Don't Know My Name, I did it in secret. I...
February 8, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: Writing Is Hard, But Editing Is Harder
Resilience. Some people are just born with that bounce-back-from-anything-all-is-good-with-the-world-no-big-deal attitude. But some of us (*cough* me) are forced to push...
February 1, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: The Sophomore Slump Is Real
In college, the “Sophomore Slump” for me was very real. My freshman year at Kenyon College was so thrilling. Newfound...
November 8, 2017
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando's Editing Update: The Darling-Killing Is Worth It
When I was editing the first book in the Black Angel Chronicles series, I was prepared to “kill my darlings...
June 30, 2017
Announcing YOU WON'T KNOW I'M GONE by Kristen Orlando!
2017 has been both an insanely hectic and wonderful year for me! You Don't Know My Name hit store...
January 26, 2017
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: Book Signing Success
The week my book came out, I didn’t compulsively check my Amazon ranking or reviews. No. I compulsively checked...
January 12, 2017
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: Prove Them Wrong
Have you ever been scared to be good at something? I have. When I fell in love with writing, I...
November 17, 2016
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: NaNoWriMo Survival Tips
NaNo is in full swing and I am so impressed with all of you who are participating. Seriously, you are...
March 18, 2016
And the winning cover for YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME is...
Hello lovely Swooners! Thank you so much for your votes and enthusiasm over the You Don't Know My Name...
December 10, 2015
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando's Editing Update: Making Every Word Count
Maya Angelou once said, “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through their...