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Spanish Red by Darby Karchut

We're huge fans of Darby Karchut and absolutely LOVED working with her on Del Toro Moon, so we were unbelievably delighted when she pitched us Spanish Red, a contemporary middle grade that has all the heart and horses we love from Karchut's work and a whole new cast of characters to fall head over heels… Continue reading Spanish Red by Darby Karchut

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Meet the Author: Leigh Statham

Leigh Statham is the author of Daughter 4254, a fast-paced, romantic, and epic YA, in which Daughter grows up in a community where art, music and names are outlawed. She finds information that could further a rebellion against the community, but all she really wants is to run away and enjoy a quiet life of freedom.… Continue reading Meet the Author: Leigh Statham

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Meet the Author: Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas is the author of Jack Be Quick, an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a copycat murderer mimics the killings of Jack the Ripper. It keeps you guessing until the very end, and the historical details sprinkled in with the contemporary setting are nothing short of genius. Benjamin Thomas is a huge horror buff, video… Continue reading Meet the Author: Benjamin Thomas

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The Girl and the Tiger by Paul Rosolie

A gorgeous, haunting, and wholly original story of a young girl, conservation, animal protection, and beautiful landscapes, Paul Rosolie's The Girl and the Tiger had us hooked from the beginning. We love its The Jungle Book vibe and heart-twisting tale of adventure and empathy. Our only regret is that you'll have to wait to read… Continue reading The Girl and the Tiger by Paul Rosolie

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10 Things We Hate Seeing in Queries

We know that sending queries is a lot of work—emotionally and physically—and it’s hard to know exactly what agents and editors are looking for. We all have different submission requirements, we all have different, subjective tastes, and we all are individuals who enjoy different approaches. But in our experience, here are ten things that we… Continue reading 10 Things We Hate Seeing in Queries

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These Wicked Waters by Emily Layne

These Wicked Waters had one of the best queries we've ever read. It was succinct and full of voice and had a hook that left us crossing our fingers that the book was as good as it sounded. It was. Emily and her agent Becky LeJeune were a joy to talk with, and when they… Continue reading These Wicked Waters by Emily Layne

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Why Rejection Creates Great Writers

I’ve thought about rejection a lot lately, especially as we’re forced to choose between some really great stories for our upcoming anthology. Publishing is an industry rife with rejection, and we talk about it often, but I like thinking about rejection as a necessity to developing your best writer self rather than an evil to… Continue reading Why Rejection Creates Great Writers