I used to always do an introduction to NaNoWriMo post before, but since I've done those so often (here, here and here) I figured I can skip it and go right into talking about my NaNo plans! First of all, I'm going to work on TWO Manuscripts (because I like to cause myself mental anguish, jk...kinda). … Continue reading Happy NaNoWriMo 2017!
Late on reposting this. But I wrote a conference report for BTAF 2017! It was so fun!
The WBP team was super lucky to be go to the Boston Teen Author Festival this year! It was a one day festival that focused on bringing amazing Young Adult novels to fans in the Boston area and beyond.
We were in attendance 13+ deep including our other critique partners. Two of our amazing WBP contributors, Akshaya and Maddy, and honorary WBP member, Janella, were board members!
When Axie and Foody were asked to be on panels, we knew we had to go en masse to cheer everyone on! THEN, Meg and Kat (and honorary WBP member, Erin Bay) were asked to moderate panels with some superstar panelists. So, suffice it to say, we were super excited for BTAF.
There were amazing authors like Leigh Bardugo, Jason Reynolds, Susan Dennard, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Cinda Williams Chima, and Cindy Pon, and so many more I can’t even list them all. So…
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Here is a quick blurb of this amazing Science Fiction novel:
After a great war, the East Pacific is in ruins. In brutal Neo Seoul, where status comes from success in combat, ex-gang member Lee Jaewon is a talented pilot rising in the ranks of the academy. Abandoned as a kid in the slums of Old Seoul by his rebel father, Jaewon desires only to escape his past and prove himself a loyal soldier of the Neo State.
When Jaewon is recruited into the most lucrative weapons development division in Neo Seoul, he is eager to claim his best shot at military glory. But the mission becomes more complicated when he meets Tera, a test subject in the government’s supersoldier project. Tera was trained for one purpose: to pilot…
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You guyz, have you heard about #TheReadingQuest??? It. Is. Epic. And I'm so excited to get my reading groove back with such an awesome quest/challenge! It starts today and runs through September 10th. The Quest is hosted by the amazing and clever Aentee over at Read At Midnight. Like, honestly, this is one of the … Continue reading #TheReadingQuest (hosted by Read At Midnight)
It's HERE! That time of the year when Pitch Wars is starting up and we are finally able to share our wishlists! Claribel Ortega and I are co-mentoring as #Teamoji this year and we are so stoked! Send us all of your YA fantasies and spec fic so we can devour them! (Nom nom nom) … Continue reading Claribel & Kat’s Pitch Wars Wishlist!
Hello internet-peeps! I assume you're here because you're considering submitting your manuscript to Pitch Wars! And as a mentor this year, I am so excited to read the entries once they roll in. However, there is still almost a month until the submission window opens. So, I figure there's a lot of stress-prep going on. … Continue reading Pitch Wars Prep Care Package
My recap of 2017 ALA Annual is up over at Writer’s Block Party Blog!
A bunch of the WBP contributors went to ALA Annual conference this year in Chicago and we have an amazing time! Partly because we were able to see Amanda Foody on her first panel and Axie Oh had her first signing for her debut REBEL SEOUL!
Also, scroll to the bottom for a giveaway of books from BookExpo/ALA!
To start out the weekend on Friday there were some signings (including one by our own Amanda Foody!) and kick-off parties. WBP was lucky to attend some gatherings and we were totally star struck when we met Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance! He was there promoting DOOM PATROL VOL 1: BRICK BY BRICK.
The first night we went to some amazing get-togethers and got to meet Gerard Way (who was at ALA Annual for his new comic book)
Saturday was Day 2 and the first full day of the…
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