Category Archives: Writing

Friday Feature: Lauren Barrett

So, usually I do an interview for my Friday Feature but this week, when I asked my writing group member, Lauren Barrett, to be my feature this Friday, this is what she came up with! Easy to see why she’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Cover Reveal!

Hello Blogosphere, it’s been a while. However! Though things have been crazy lately, I haven’t forgotten my promise to tell you about my cover reveal! Look at it! Isn’t it amazing? Jesse Joshua Watson gave Habo so much emotional depth … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Online Reviews

A few things recently have gotten me thinking about the new face of reviewing… First, GOLDEN BOY finally appeared on Goodreads (go! say you want to read it! add it to a list!) and I had to create an author profile. … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Julia Maranan

Today’s Friday Feature is the multi-talented Julia Maranan, member fantastique of my fabulous writer’s group who is NOT ONLY cooking up some amazing middle grade fiction, but is also a published non-fiction author. Read on!   Hi Julia, what are … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Copyedits!

So… the big news in the writing world is: MY COPYEDITS ARE IN! Woot! This means that there are only a few tweaks left before I’m holding shiny new ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies or “galleys”) in my hands!! (For those … Continue reading

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Thursday Travel: Into 2013!

Yay, time travel! Well… okay… not really. But close! Today we, the debut author CLASS OF 2013, launch our official blog with an awe-inspiring giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble AND a GIANT PILE OF BOOK LOOT– … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Writing on the iPad

Last year Burlington High School went “one-to-one,” meaning that they provided a web-enabled device to every student and teacher in the high school. In our case, this device was an iPad. As a foreign language teacher, having browsing availability in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Boston GLOW Panel

So last night I stayed up way later than I should have in order to go to the MG & YA author panels being hosted by Boston GLOW (Girls Leadership; Organized Women) where the theme was strong female characters in … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Annie Cardi

Today’s Friday Feature is the wonderful Annie Cardi, newest member extraordinaire of my fabulous writer’s group who I first met when we showed up to accept the 2011 Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award together (QUEEN OF THE AIR won for … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Fall Cross-Under Reads

    As I wait for my copyedits to come back to me, I have started thinking about future books… both mine and those of others. To that end, I thought I’d share a fabulous list of some exciting Fall … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Military Marketing

Anyone in writing knows that book publishing these days demands far more of authors than it did in days of yore. This week, Publisher’s Weekly ran an article detailing the intensity with which one particular author is engaging in this … Continue reading

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Friday WritingFeature: Pixar’s Storytelling Rules

Okay, so I’m kind of cheating on my own category system… but that’s because today I found a really neat list: the 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar and, if we just pretend that I asked, um, Pixar, to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Disagreeing With The Professionals

A big fear that I hear a lot from not-yet-published authors is “what if my agent/editor/publisher wants me to cut/change things that really matter to me?” I can understand this fear, but I have to say that, at least in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Communities

Though being a writer is awesome it can also sometimes be… lonely! I’ve found that the best way to stay on track, to overcome writer’s block and to stay encouraged is to get some like-minded writers to support you. Below … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: I love my editor

Those of you who know me know that my second edits were due back to my editor on the 6th… and that I flew to Ireland on the 7th. Needless to say, I was a wee bit stressed towards the … Continue reading

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