Book reviews and book blog.

I keep seeing this in articles lately. I saw that phrase or something like it at least three times yesterday. That’s not entirely true, or even a fair statement. Absolutely it is harder than ever to get an agent to look seriously at your work. Absolutely it is harder than ever go get your book […]

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Dear Bitch Media, I know that everybody and their mother will be blogging tonight about your monumental failure. I for one will offer you constructive criticism in the form of one of my satirical open letters. The first thing I would like you to know is that if you are going to do something, anything, […]

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Let’s face it: we fiction writers are the ultimate puppeteers. It’s in our nature. We’re Lex Luthor, setting up tests and traps for Superman while always making sure that our own hands appear clean. The creative part of our brains might well have been fashioned by Rube Goldberg himself. I’m not just talking about the […]

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From: Daily Beast Recently I have been thinking more about self publishing. When I created my review policy two years ago the only self pub pitches I were receiving were completely off the mark of what I read and completely unedited. The self publishing game is changing and I wonder if my policy isn’t out […]

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It’s funny that I write scary books, given that I watch horror movies with both hands over my eyes and I’m still, at 28, a *teensy* bit afraid of the dark. But when I think of my history with Halloween, it starts to make sense – fear is in my blood. When I was a […]

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Whether you are Team Hell or Team Heaven you will have to agree that this cover is the best of the series. When the book comes out my collection of fancy Lisa covers will be complete. You may be wondering why the word ‘when’ is red… well that is because Lisa is having a scavenger hunt on her blog for you […]

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Go to the #YASaves hash tag on Twitter for more and if you can’t handle graphic things stop reading here. This is probably the most scary thing I have ever done in my lifetime. I am not prone to fear, I never have been. However my blog is my safe haven in a way. People […]

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For the past two years I have been reading tons of dystopia. After reading Hunger Games I have been grabbing any book I can that has dystopic elements and voraciously tear through them. However lately while there have been some real Hunger Games style gems. I am mostly inundated with the same plot different characters […]

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During the Twitter chat for Armchair BEA yesterday I noticed tons of questions about how to request books, when should you follow up, where to find publicity contacts and more, so I decided to do my blogging about books post on just that. Requesting books. I know book blogging has had an influx of fresh […]

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So in case you have been living under a rock for the past bit, I will give you an explanation of what YA Lit Chat is. First of all it is a group on Ning where published and unpublished provide support to each other. There is a great networking and meeting new people vibe and it is […]

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