I am officially out of town as of yesterday (I am actually writing this post early since I know I’ll be on the road non-stop from now until June 15). YIKES. But there is SO MUCH to fill you all in on.
Let’s start with my crazy BEA schedule for all of you who will be in NYC next week (EEEE! I CANNOT WAIT!):
Sooz’s Spectacular BEA Schedule
Teen Author Carnival @ Jefferson Market Library — 6:30-9:30 pm
I will be doing a panel with Erin Bowman, Sarah J. Maas, and Kat Zhang at the Teen Author Carnival–and we’ll be with 13 other YA authors. Full list is here.
BEA — all day
I’ll be prowling the expo with my tour mates and other authorly friends. Look for me!
♦ ♦ Signing @ BEA — 10:30-11:00 am ♦ ♦
I will be signing FREE HARDCOVERS of Something Strange and Deadly.
I will also have tons of FREE SWAG to sign and giveaway.
I will ALSO have an awesome, super-badass, you-need-to-enter RAFFLE
for 5 ARCs of A Darkness Strange and Lovely,
5 Aim for the Knees t-shirts,
and 5 copies of the e-novella A Dawn Most Wicked.
Interview with ShinDig — 12:40-1:00 pm
I’ll be prowling the expo with my tour mates and other authorly friends ALL DAY.
Plus, I’ll be at the ShinDig booth for a live-streamed video chat at 12:40.
Now for those of you who WILL NOT be at BEA next week (which is, I imagine, most of you), there is also a live chat on Saturday… (Read more…)
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Woohoo! We’re kicking off this second week of Pub(lishing) Crawl post-apocalyptic insanity with an interview from the amazing Wendy Higgins. If you haven’t read Sweet Evil, then you guys are really missing out. Seriously, there’s a reason this book has been making waves all over the blogosphere (and beyond!), and that reason is that it’s awesome.
Also, it’s got some seriously hot romance with a seriously amazing female lead (and comparably amazing male lead to match her–oh Kaidan, be still my heart!). Truly, guys, I cannot recommend this book enough! (Read more…)
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This Pub(lishing) Crawl endeavor hopes to bring you a wider range of information–from writer wisdom to reader reviews to industry info. We’ve got a busy schedule planned this year (not to mention a LOT of giveaways!), so be sure to add us to your RSS feed or subscribe to our updates (fill out the sidebar form!).
This week (and next) we’ve got a full line-up of interviews (and giveaways!) to help YOU get to know our newest slew of members. We’ve got SIX new contributors, all with different backgrounds (and all related to books!). (Read more…)
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But more importantly than that, Shelli has indie-published it right. She has approached it as a professional author who knows the industry, knows what readers want, and knows how to tell a damn good story.
If you want to hear more about her amazing and empowering journey, I suggest reading her blog series on it (which begins here). I was lucky enough to get an interview with Shelli about her publication process, and all I can say is: WOW. She is an inspiration to us all. (Read more…)
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I don’t normally share my own interviews on my blog, but the questions for this interview were just TOO FUN! So I have to share…plus, there’s another great interviewee (author Eve Marie Mont, author of BREATH OF EYR) and an awesome GIVEAWAY (looooots of swag).
Don’t miss it!
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Guys, I am SO incredibly excited to be able to share this interview with you. Kiki gives some fantastic, thought-provoking answers, and…well…I haven’t exactly hidden the fact that I’m totally fangirling over her novel, The Faerie Ring.
If you want to read my review of this fantastic addition to YA fantasy, head here. Otherwise, onwards to the interview!
So, Kiki, when you started writing THE FAERIE RING, which came first for you: the characters or the plot?
The characters came to me first. Tiki was there and I knew she was a pickpocket. After she stole the Queen’s ring I suddenly thought – what if somebody else wanted the ring? And that’s when the faeries showed up. (Read more…)
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You all may recall my gushing recommendation of Tara Hudson’s Hereafter a few weeks back. Well, I am now absolutely ecstatic to share my recent interview with her!
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tara Hudson graduated with a degree in law, mostly because she believed all the horror stories about English majors and their careers in the food-service industry. Luckily, she soon remembered how much she loved telling ghost stories, particularly to her girlfriends who liked visiting abandoned cemeteries as much as she did. Tara currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.
Let’s get started, shall we? (Read more…)