Join Colleen Houck (author of TIGER'S CURSE) and a boatload of other YALITCHAT.ORG member authors on the YA Scavenger Hunt. You have three days to visit these amazing author sites & enter to win prizes, while checking out exclusive content from each of the participating writers. To name a…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on December 1, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Author Sherry Soule’s YA paranormal novel BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN was recently released by Moonlight Publishing. She dropped by to answer a few questions and share some information on her fantastic Spellbound series.
Can you tell us a bit about your…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on July 14, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
A list of contests happening right now! Featuring members Brinda Berry, Ebyss, Susan Kaye Quinn, and Lisa Desrochers, to name a few: http://bit.ly/osXOhD
If you're running a contest or giveaway and I've missed you, please add a link in the comments!
Added by Elle Stone on July 6, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Beginning a new blog series on common writing redundancies:
Added by Elle Stone on July 1, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Author Jen K. Blom's MG debut--POSSUM SUMMER--releases today. Jen stopped by YALitchat.org to reflect on her journey now that her long-awaited novel is going out into the world. Not everything went as expected and she shares a few pearls of wisdom for all of us aspiring…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on June 1, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
We're thrilled to have Jasmine Denton on YALitChat.org! Her debut INNER DEMONS releases today, and she has several more releases lined up in the coming months, including FROM THE DAMAGE: OPPOSITES ATTRACT (5/22) and SOUL OF THE SEA (6/15). Not too shabby, eh? We're impressed and we're sure that…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on May 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Today is release day for debut author Rebecca Ryals Russell! ODESSA, The first novel in her Seraphym Wars Series is now out with Muse It Up Publishing. Rebecca dropped by YALitchat.org to share her thanks and a bit about how she'll be spending the day. Please drop by Rebecca's page to wish her well, or find her off-site on twitter or her…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on April 1, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Kirsten Hubbard's debut, LIKE MANDARIN releases today! As part of the celebration, she stopped by YALitchat.org to share how she'll be spending her day. If you'd like to wish Kirsten a happy book birthday, you can find her at her website or on twitter @kirstenhubbard. Use the hashtag #likemandarin to connect with Kirsten and help her spread the word about this great new…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on March 8, 2011 at 12:53am — No Comments
Lots of releases dropping today, including three from YALitchat.org members Lee Nichols, Rachel Hawkins, and Kim Harrington. Some beautiful covers, catchy sequels, and great plots!
BETRAYAL (Haunting Emma #2) by Lee Nichols
Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is…Continue
Added by Elle Stone on March 1, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments
Shannon Delany dropped by YALitchat.org to share how she'll be celebrating the book birthday for her second novel SECRETS AND SHADOWS. If you can't stop by her release party at The Green Toad (in Oneonta, NY) please drop by #yalitchat on twitter on 2/23. Shannon obtained her contract for 13 TO LIFE after it was serialized as a cell phone novel and will be chatting with us on non-traditional paths to traditional publishing deals.
Added by Elle Stone on November 11, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments
So you sign with an agent. They have all kinds of fantastic suggestions for improvements to your novel.
Yay! Fanfare! Much cheering and embarrassing celebratory behavior!!
Next comes the hard work.
I'm just winding down my first round of agent edits on Captive Magic (with full knowledge that a second round of tweaks is to follow). It has been A LOT more work than I expected. All productive, necessary work, but no less brain melting for that.