Writing Advice from YA Author Shannon Greenland

on August 7, 2019

I’m always curious to read the advice of other authors, both unpublished and published. I’ve had several books out now and have garnered my own briefcase full of things I have learned not only myself, but also by observing others. And so I thought I’d share…. In no particular order: Write what you want to… Read More

Shannon Greenland

Shannon Greenland

Shannon Greenland, or S. E. Green, is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader's Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Shadow of a Girl is her latest novel and due out 9.19.16. Shannon has participated in and served as a guest speaker at festivals and conferences around the country to include but not limited to the LA Times Book Festival, American Library Association, Book Expo of America, Bouchercon, Romance Writers of America, RT Book Convention, Young Adult Keller Book Festival, Southern Festival of Books, and many more. Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn't even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she's not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her online everywhere @segreenauthor.

https://shannongreenland.com/

TOP 5 PLACES TO FIND YOUR MUSE

on August 6, 2019

To be a writer, you’ve got to have a muse. Everyone knows this. It’s the magical and all-powerful MUSE that does the work, inspires you, and makes it all happen. You know the muse is with you because it starts as a tingling sensation in your lower back. A flare of electricity that then travels… Read More

Amy Fellner Dominy

Amy Fellner Dominy

Amy Fellner Dominy is the award-winning author of books for teens, tweens and toddlers. An MFA playwright, Amy's novels include The Fall of Grace; Die for You; A Matter of Heart; Audition & Subtraction; OyMG and the picture books series, Cookiesaurus Rex. Amy was recognized in 2017 by the Arizona Library Association with the Judy Goddard Award. Her novels have been recognized as Bank Street College of Education Best Book Selections, and OyMG is a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens. Amy lives in Phoenix with her husband and a puppy who is training them. To learn more, visit www.amydominy.com or find her on Facebook at amyfellnerdominyauthor and Instagram at @amydominy.

http://amydominy.com/

How A Plotter and a Panster wrote a book together and lived to tell about it

on May 10, 2019

Theresa and I met online about five years ago, thanks to a mutual admiration for each other’s work. We became critique partners and developed a friendship that went beyond writing. We encouraged each other through the querying and publication of our first novels. At some point along the way, we started kicking around the idea… Read More

T.H. Hernandez

T.H. Hernandez

T.H. Hernandez is a young adult author of six novels, spanning the contemporary, post-global warming/dystopian, and urban scifi genres. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, three kids, and a zoo-worthy collection of animals. Her latest release, PROM-WRECKED, was co-written with Jennifer DiGiovanni and releases May 2019 from Entangled Teen.

http://thhernandez.com/

Jennifer DiGiovanni

Jennifer DiGiovanni

Jennifer DiGiovanni writes light fantasy and contemporary fiction for teens. You can find out more about her books by visiting www.jenniferdigiovanni.com or following her on Instagram or Twitter @jendwrites.

http://www.jenniferdigiovanni.com/

Location, Location, Location

on May 9, 2019

In my new book, 8 Souls, the story of Chessie and David is set in Villisca, Iowa, which is a real-life place. In fact, it’s even a bit infamous, as the site of eight unsolved axe murders that took place in June 1912. While writing the story, I couldn’t help but compare what it’s like… Read More

Rachel Rust

Rachel Rust

Rachel Rust is an author of young adult books. In both reading and writing, she loves all things mysterious, romantic, and thrilling. If it's a whodunit, she's all about it. When not making up stories, she can usually be found with her family and their two dogs --- a pug and a chug (chihuahua/pug).

https://rachelrust.net/

Autumn Books and Comfort Food

on November 13, 2017

by Ariella Moon Fall has arrived in the southern California desert! With daytime temperatures dropping 30+ degrees to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, I can finally fire up the stove and concoct one of my favorite comfort foods, butternut squash soup. You can find the recipe here. Book News Did you know Vikings believed it was… Read More

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman and former teen to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her Two Realms Trilogy is a medieval fantasy adventure series. The Teen Wytche Saga is a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances.

Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety and taller students that mistook her for a leaning post marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.

Ariella loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her here.

http://www.ariellamoon.com

From Killing to Kissing…

on August 10, 2017

A Thriller Author’s Journey to Happily Ever After By Dawn Klehr How’s that title for disturbing? I have to admit, the thriller junkie in me adores it! And the romance writer in me understands it completely. As the saying goes, there’s a thin line between love and hate…and I cross that line daily. Yes, I’m… Read More

Dawn Klehr

Dawn Klehr

Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us. She began her career in TV news and though she's been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories --in film, the theater, or on the page -- and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She's currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book. Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.

http://dawnklehrbooks.com/

Tricia Cerrone

Tricia Cerrone

Tricia Cerrone is a multi-award winning American author. By day she is a Walt Disney Imagineer, and by night, Tricia is a passionate writer and novelist, currently working on The Black Swan Files---a young adult series about a teenage girl who has the makings of a new breed of superhero. GLIMMER, the first in the series, introduces the heroine's origin story, and her quest to find her family and where she belongs. Ms. Cerrone also writes Historical Romance (for new adults, young adults, and anyone who loves epic love!) under the pen name, Trish Albright. Siren's Song and Siren's Secret in the Keepers of the Legacy series have collected a number of awards. Her most recent release, THE TIME KEEPER, is a Christmas novella that captures all the action, romance, and snappy dialogue she is known for in her other historicals. Regardless of what the time or location might be, Tricia's stories are known for their love of family, loyal friendships, dauntless heroes, and of course...heroines who know how to fight for their dreams. When not working or writing, Tricia loves exploring the world, discovering old things, learning new things, and most of all having fun with family and friends.

https://www.triciacerrone.com

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Poignant Debut Wins 2016 Oklahoma Book Award

on April 12, 2016

by Jeanne Devlin Every now and again, a book comes along that you have to tell others about—it’s like you’re compelled to do so. In the process, that book becomes a friend, one you cheer when good things happen to it, and one you turn to in moments of despair. In the spirit of full… Read More

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

http://www.theroadrunnerpress.com