Happy Book Deal Anniversary To Me!

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Two years ago today, at 4:30 in the afternoon, my life completely changed. I was a single mom with two kids, barely any money in my bank account, and a dream in book form. The phone rang, Swoon Reads offered me a two book deal, and I became a genuine, bona-fide mainstream YA author.

It still feels surreal, even now that the first book has been out for five months, and book two hits the shelves in the spring. Even now that I’m working on a third book unrelated to the first series.Β  Continue reading

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Even George R. R. Martin Can Fail (And Keep Going)

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You would be hard-pressed right now to find an author with a more eagerly -awaited next installment than George R. R. Martin withΒ Winds of Winter.

This follow-up to the hugely successful Song of Ice and Fire (a continuance of the series upon which Game of Thrones is based) was anticipated by year-end, and now the TV series is about to catch up to the book series.

It would be completely unprecedented to have the TV show “spoiling” the books, but since the plot has to advance and the book won’t be out before it does, it’s likely to happen on some level.

He missed his deadline. Twice. And because he felt that the product he was rushing to produce wasn’t good enough to go to print.

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