Hear the Character’s Voice: Interview & Giveaway

“The first part of a book for me is hearing the character’s voice in my head. I don’t even take out a pen until I hear it strongly and consistently.”

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War as Setting: Books by Steve Watkins + GIVEAWAY!

Steve Watkins’s novel SINK OR SWIM takes readers to North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island one summer during World War II.

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Traveling through Time: Cold Summer

I met Gwen Cole two years ago at a fun author event (thank you, Richmond Public Library, for supporting YAVA -Young…

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Be Open to Rewriting (& Book Giveaway!)

This month I visited Alaska’s Denali National Park—not in person, but in prose—when I read Hannah Moderow‘s debut novel Lily’s…

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When a protagonist goes missing…

This month I read a YA novel that defies literary convention. It’s a mystery, but not a mystery. There’s a…

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