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Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians YA Novel Young Adult

The Percy Jackson Problem?

We kind of have a bone to pick with Rebecca Mead’s assessment of Rick Riordan’s series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Mead cautions the…

Alliteration Edgar Allen Poe The Raven

Compelling Contest!

Kenny Brechner’s  alliteration contest is a great alternative for those who find NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo too time consuming. Get the full story at Publishers…

Mockingjay gets YouTube tie-in series

Lionsgate has announced that it is teaming up with Google to introduce District Voices, a five-episode YouTube series promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –…

The Advantages of Author Portraits

Simone Collins: My job is to help people commission original art from up-and-coming artists via ArtCorgi, a company I started earlier this year. Though the…

Patrick Ness Moves to HarperTeen

HarperCollins has acquired North American rights to Patrick Ness’s The Rest of Us Just Live Here, a YA novel due out in fall 2015,…

‘Apples and Pumpkins’ Oh My

It is definitely pumpkin season. We’re not sure what’s going on, but everyone is going mad about the gourd, and trying to infuse it…

A Business Plan for Writers

In order to be successful in the business of writing — yes, it is a business — one must wear many hats. Keeping up…

book bench

London’s Books About Town

Comic book and kid lit author Neil Gaiman’s first novel Neverwhere, illustrated by Chris Riddell, became the final entry in Books About Town, book-themed…

computer and coffee

Editing Without Regret

It would be wonderful if we didn’t have to edit stories. We’d have so much more time to shop, garden, sleep, and enjoy all…

Picture Boook Idea Month 2014

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing because Picture Book Idea Month is right around the corner. Are you ready to accept the…