Chance Comes Once: author interview and giveaway!

I’m still choked up after reading Her Own Two Feet, just out from Scholastic’s FOCUS imprint, about a Rwandan girl…

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When a Theater Nerd Writes Fiction: interview & giveaway!

Look what’s out in paperback tomorrow (June 4)! The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider. It’s LOL funny—the…

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Kill your Darlings: author interview and book giveaway

Is passion just an obsession with something you can’t seem to get better at, or is it the very thing…

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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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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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Writing about cancer: talking craft with Dean Gloster

This month, after devouring Dean Gloster‘s debut YA novel Dessert First, I just had to track down the author and…

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