BETTER THAN THE MOVIES and a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

I have so many amazing young adult recommendations for you this week! As with the middle grade books I shared a couple of weeks ago, these are all debut authors. Reading books by the authors going through debut year with me has been one of the most rewarding aspects of this journey. I used to…

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SEA OF KINGS and a Few Other Upcoming MG Books You Should Read

As promised the last time I participated in Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, I have an amazing lineup of debut middle grade books to shout about today! All of these books are coming within the next few weeks, and I was privileged to read Advance Reading Copies as they’re all part of #the21ders debut group. You…

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4 Months to Release: Book Inspiration!

It’s April 24, which means we are now at 4 months to the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED. It’s getting closer!!! I’ve been counting down the months leading up to release with behind-the-scenes information about the book. In case you missed any of the previous features, they included: 9 Months to Release: Playlist…

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Social Media Tips for Authors: Twitter

In February, I started a series sharing how I’m using social media to promote my upcoming debut, YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED. So far I’ve covered: Create a social media calendar Graphic resources Today I’m going to dive into the social media platform I’ve used the longest: Twitter! I joined Twitter back in November 2008…

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A PHO LOVE STORY and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

It’s time for another review roundup! All are young adult today. The first two are both rom-coms that involve food, while the second two involve magic. Interesting how there seem to be themes in my reading… All of these are by debut authors and available now! You know I’m always up for a YA rom-com….

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5 Months to Release: Why 1995?

It’s March 24, which means we are now at 5 months to the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by (pun totally intended ☺️). I’ve been counting down the months leading up to release with behind-the-scenes information about the book. In case you missed any of…

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Social Media Tips for Authors: Graphic Resources

Last month, I kicked off this series sharing how I’m using social media to promote my debut book by talking about my social media calendar. I originally envisioned the next post would be about how I use a particular platform, but I realized there’s another important factor to cover first: In this very visual world,…

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My Advance Reading Copies Are Here!

Last weekend, a very exciting milestone occurred: my Advance Reading Copies arrived! If you subscribe to my newsletter (link to do so here!), my February issue included a preview of my unboxing video. I’m so excited to share the completed video here now! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Advance Reading Copies, these…

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TAKE BACK THE BLOCK and a Few Other Books You Should Read

It’s been a while since I jumped into MMGM–and to be fair, not all of these books are middle grade–but the first two are, and I wanted to share them with the marvelous middle grade crowd. You just get a few bonus young adult books as well 😀. TAKE BACK THE BLOCK by Chrystal D. Giles…

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6 Months to Release: All About Research!

It’s Feb. 24, which means today marks six months until the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED! I’ve been counting down the months leading up to release with behind-the-scenes information about the book. In case you missed any of the previous features, they included: 9 Months to Release: Playlist 8 Months to Release: The…

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YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED in 30 Seconds

Hi everyone! A few months ago, my publisher asked me to put together a video describing my book in 30 seconds. It took a few takes, but I was able to get my summary down to just under 40, which anyone who has met me in real life understands is quite a feat. (I sure…

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Social Media Tips for Authors: Make a Social Media Calendar

On my last release countdown post, I asked if anyone had specific behind-the-scenes questions leading up to publication, and I received a question about how I’m using social media to promote my book (thanks for asking, Natalie!). Since I feel like this question is too big for a single post, I’m going to tackle it…

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