A Lovely Matched Set

October 8th, 2014
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It’s easy to get a little disheartened about the publishing industry sometimes: the long delays when you’re waiting for a response, the single bookseller that can tank or make a book’s success, the pitiful excuses for marketing plans… but then, sometimes, you get this: Readers have spoken, and publisher Penguin has listened. Readers of Stephanie […]

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Check out Colorado’s own ASPEN for only 99 cents!

October 3rd, 2014
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No, not these aspen: This ASPEN: Rebekah Crane’s latest novel is on sale RIGHT NOW for the low low price of only 99 cents. You can’t even get a coffee for that! But you can get a great read. Check it out. And if you missed Renee’s big announcement on Twitter, join me in welcoming […]

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Taking a look at THE SOUND

October 3rd, 2014
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It’s amazing how quickly Spring 2015 comes upon us, but I’m delighted now to share the cover for Krista Van Dolzer‘s amazing middle grade debut, THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING, which Putnam is publishing in May 2015. What’s it about, you ask? A fascinating speculative historical fiction debut set in 1950s California—perfect for fans […]

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STEER-ing a story

October 1st, 2014

Love this interview with Rebecca Petruck, author of STEERING TOWARD NORMAL, on the research that went into her debut, and having to literally kill her darlings, as the common writing advice goes: “The big thing for me was acknowledging that the steers are beef cattle – they have no other purpose – they’re going to […]

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