Category Archives: writing life

After yesterday’s reader geekery, now we have a matching set: Writing routines of famous writers. I love the bit about Joan Didion and her drink and meditation on the day’s work. Especially the drink part. I’m totally up for that. … Continue reading

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Apparently, the hot new thing is to review books online complete with a bunch of wiggling, dancing, mugging gifs from our favorite movies and TV shows. I’ve seen a few of these reviews in the past (both positive and negative) … Continue reading

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It has recently been pointed out to me that I include a lot of religious themes in my fiction. Given that I set a whole series in the ruins of a Catholic nunnery, I suppose this is an undeniable fact. … Continue reading

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I’m just going to put it right out here in front: I’m so glad to see this year end. Though, professionally, this has been a very good year for me, with a ton of new releases, my first starred review, … Continue reading

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Now known as ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA. The copyedits of Star-Swept have been turned in to my publisher, which essentially means my work on this manuscript is complete. I will probably be making a few more changes when I see … Continue reading

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On the YALSA blog, there is a discussion of white washing on the cover of YA novels, and one of the novels mentioned is For Darkness Shows the Stars. There are many inaccuracies in this article (including stating that LIAR … Continue reading

Posted in biz, industry, mea culpa, Oceania, other writers, PAP, responses, SSG, star-swept, writing advice, writing industry, writing life, YA 11 Comments

In For Darkness Shows the Stars news, the book was put on the Hypable Holiday Gift Guide alongside other great YA fantasies like The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, the Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, Defiance … Continue reading

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Possibly the best thing ever. Everyone go look at it, except for Sailor Boy, who may suddenly realize that the Printz Awards are attended by folks other than elderly lady librarians. Yes, it’s safe for work. But maybe not safe … Continue reading

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So I’m vastly behind on my NaNoWriMo goals, for a variety of reasons, most of them life, rather than writing-related. This weekend was my wedding anniversary, we had Q’s parent-teacher conference on Friday and there was no school on Monday, … Continue reading

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Some of you know that I studied science in college — geology, in fact. Certain areas of study in geology are part of major political and religious debates in this country right now: namely, climate change and paleontology. I didn’t … Continue reading

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