NiFtY Author Donna Cooner

I met Donna at Katherine Longshore’s book launch, after I’d been stalking following her and her fellow muses via the YA Muses blog. Her debut young adult novel, SKINNY, will be released this coming Tuesday, October 1st, and I’m thrilled for her, and can’t wait to get my hands on that book! BH: Welcome, Donna! … Continue reading

The MSFV Success Story Blog Hop!

Although I’m not participating in the hop this year (maybe next year? One can hope!), there is a very cool series of interviews with authors who attribute a portion of their success to Miss Snark’s First Victim. The blog tour starts on Wednesday, and you can see the lineup & links here at JM Frey’s … Continue reading

NiFtY Author Seven N. Blue – Reprise!

Today we have with us Seven N. Blue, author of young adult fantasy The Lunatics. I met Seven through the (now disbanded) Sacramento Writers Group when we were the lone young adult fantasy writers, hashing out our first drafts and craving feedback to improve our writing. See how far Seven has come with that manuscript! … Continue reading

NiFtY Author Katherine Longshore

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I’ve had the immense pleasure of getting to know Katherine through SCBWI and through following her (and her critique group) through their blog at the YA Muses. Here today, we get some questions answered about her upcoming debut novel, GILT, due out in May from Viking/Penguin. BH: Welcome, Katy! KL:  Thank you so much for … Continue reading

NiFtY Author Caragh O’Brien

A few weeks ago, I read this excellent book. The first couple of chapters, though, were pure torture, and not for the reasons you might think. The eerie coincidences between the first chapter of this book, Birthmarked, and the first chapter of my own manuscript were so similar it was sickening. (To read my review, … Continue reading

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