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623 Posts: Our Authors
April 2, 2020
First Drafts: Heart, Soul, and TwangSometimes inspiration can come from binge-watching a TV show—in this case, Nashville.
March 30, 2020
First Drafts: Fear of the Unknown"Sometimes something really special can come from something completely terrifying."
March 25, 2020
The Gift of PausingTimes are tough right. Take a look at these six self-care tips and share your own in the comments!
March 20, 2020
FLINT FLARE FLAME Has a Hot New Title!Sam Taylor's debut fantasy novel has a sizzling new title!
March 18, 2020
Announcing A ROYAL CHRISTMAS QUANDARY by Samantha Hastings!The author of The Last Word and The Invention of Sophie Carter has a third book coming this fall!
March 12, 2020
Defy the Sun: The PlaylistGrab your earbuds and rock out to the jams that inspired the sequel to Beware the Night!
March 6, 2020
Swoon Author Jessika Fleck: My Publishing JourneyI figured it’s as good a time as any to share my publishing journey… or more… my (condensed) publishing roller coaster.
March 2, 2020
First Draft: Sometimes the Void Talks Back"The idea for Cemetery Boys started, as most of my ideas do, with my talking into the void on Twitter."
February 17, 2020
First Draft: Throw Dreams Into the Universe, Shake, and Stir"If I had learned anything in university, it was that I was at my most productive when I was under stress."
February 13, 2020
Debut Anxiety Is Real"Suddenly thousands of people have access to your book. Terrifying, right?!"
February 10, 2020
Revising a Duology: It's Complicated"Oh, revisions… My old nemesis… We truly have a love/hate relationship."
February 7, 2020
Top 10 Book Scenes I'd Want to Watch in Person"I love when a particular moment on the page stays with me."
February 5, 2020
Check out the final title and cover for C.M. McGuire's debut!C.M. McGuire's debut has a new title and a shiny cover!
February 3, 2020
Meet the Author of DARK TILLY, Georgia Bowers!We have a new author joining the Swoon family. Come say hi to Georgia Bowers!
January 31, 2020
How to Escape Your Story's Muddy Middle"Take your unsuspecting character and throw them off a cliff. (Not usually literally.)"
January 30, 2020
9 Easy Ways to Create Conflict in Your Story"Stories need conflict, otherwise your readers will have nothing to cheer for."
January 27, 2020
Editing: Even More of a Process Than You Might Expect"What’s that quote about writing being rewriting? I think some guy named Hemingway said it?"
January 24, 2020
Announcing Our Next Selection: DARK TILLY by Georgia BowersWe've selected a new book to publish based on YOUR feedback!
January 16, 2020
A Launch Party (or Two) to Remember"I had not one, but two parties the Saturday after The Midnight Dance came out."
January 9, 2020
A Valentine to FriendshipFinding Mr. Better-Than-You isn’t about me—even though that was the launching point.
January 2, 2020
5 New Years Resolutions of an Author"I’m not all that great at actually keeping resolutions, which means I’m going to keep things simple this year."