We asked Emily Layne to introduce her debut novel, These Wicked Waters, because when we first read her manuscript, we couldn't get over the fabulous voice, the teen sleuth curiosity, and ferocious sirens that defied our expectations of what mermaids should be. Join Emily for a fun, behind-the-scenes look at her debut YA fantasy, where… Continue reading These Wicked Waters Intro Video
Books + Halloween + Owls = #owloween We tried and we tried to think of a better combination than Halloween and books, but we just couldn’t! And since we’re all about owls around here, we decided to put the three together and make an #owloween contest to celebrate the season! Here are the rules: Make… Continue reading #Owloween Contest!
We're excited to announce that each month, we'll randomly draw one person subscribed to our newsletter. Each winner will receive their choice of a book from our published lineup OR a critique of their query and first ten pages. Been drooling over one of our novels? Great! Try it out...on us! Been dying for insights… Continue reading Free Book or Critique, Every Month!
Read Your Escape: Building Worlds in YA Literature In this exciting YA author panel, successful authors explain the secrets to building unique and captivating worlds in YA literature. From contemporary worlds with dragons and mind erasing, to dystopian worlds of clans and tyranny, to fantasy realms of the Fae and historical mysteries, our authors will… Continue reading YA Author Panel March 21st
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
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
Nicole Conway is the author of Scales, a teen fantasy with dragons and epic battles set in contemporary NYC. It's coming in the spring, but before then, we wanted you to meet the book's incredible author. A few things you may not know about Nicole: I was homeschooled! My mom, who has been a professional teacher… Continue reading Meet the Author: Nicole Conway
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
Lynn Vroman and her agent pitched Into the Hollow as Eleanor and Park set in Appalachia. As Eleanor and Park super fans, we were dubious, but the very next line of the query said: “(it's sincerely that good!),” as if they were expecting our skepticism. We dug into the story and were delighted to find that Into the… Continue reading Into the Hollow by Lynn Vroman
It's not every day you get to throw a launch party for a book that's both fun thriller and historical look at legendary serial killer, Jack the Ripper. We had a great time celebrating Benjamin Thomas, and we're so grateful to all who came! Here are the highlights: We held the launch at the gorgeous Provo City… Continue reading Jack Be Quick Party