It’s that day again–time for Sooz’s YA and MG Publishing Industry Lowdow. The general idea is that I share the biggest news in the young adult and middle grade publishing world each Friday–big deals, important changes, etc. My source for deal news is Publishers Marketplace, which requires a paid subscription. As such I’m only sharing […]
Something Strange & Deadly
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It’s NaNoWriMo month. In other words, it is currently hell-on-earth for many writers around the globe. A self-induced hell that anyone who isn’t participating in just CAN’T UNDERSTAND. Yes, we clearly enjoy torture, but no, we are not insane. (Though, ask again in 3 weeks…) Anyway, the purpose of this post is to soothe the […]
I am so, so, SO excited to finally share this with you all. All you wonderful people who leave me comments and email me and put up with ramblings…all you amazing readers who make my heart melt everyday. TODAY I CAN FINALLY SHARE MY COVER. I’ve had my cover since July, and the pretty model […]
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The amazing Sarah J. Maas just discovered something wonderful. She found my book on Amazon. It is for-freakin’-sale.
(The following blog is a guest post I wrote for Velvet’s blog, vvb2 reads, as part of her September Zombies event.) Zombies. The undead. Revenants. Walking corpses. Some are brought to life by nasty viruses , while others are the result of a necromancer’s hand. Whatever the cause for reanimation and no matter what you […]
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As you can guess, the trip to Paris involved a great many croissants and macarons–not to mention all the espressos, baguettes, madeleines, and occasional wines. We (the Frenchman and I) rented a tiny, studio apartment in Montmartre that was next to the most AMAZING bakery–the best in Paris, quite literally. This bakery had the distinction […]
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Yes, that’s right: I’m headed back in the City of Lights. This time, it’s a purely business, research-oriented trip. I’ve finished most of the first (And rough–oh it’s rough!) draft of Something Strange and Deadly book 2 (which is being tentatively titled A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY), and now it’s time to fill in all […]
As you might have gathered from the blog title and image, I visited a zeppelin museum over the weekend. But not just any zeppelin museum–THE zeppelin museum. You see, only a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live in Deutschland is Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the zeppelin. And, because this monstrous flying machine […]
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I said my method for selecting a setting in Something Strange and Deadly was unscientific, remember? Well, just look at how I wound up choosing Victorian times. I thought it was cool. I thought it would add conflict, what with the claustrophobic etiquette and patriarchy. Yeah. Very inspired, huh?
It should come as no surprise that sometimes people ask me where I came up with the idea for Something Strange and Deadly. My usual response involves a rambling, convoluted explanation about planets aligning, mystical dreams, and goat sacrifices. Well, I finally decided to just write it all out coherently. But if I’m going to […]