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Meet Debut Author Laurie J. Edwards

YA author Laurie J. Edwards had a double debut. On May 22nd, Lucent Books released her first novel, Rihanna, a YA biography about the R&B singer. Laurie’s first short story, “Summer Storms,” appeared in the Summer Lovin’ anthology from The … Continue reading

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How to . . . Interpret a Rejection Letter

Guest blogger Christine Trent landed a two-book deal with Kensington Books. Her debut novel, The Queen’s Dollmaker, a historical with strong romantic elements, is due to be released in January 2010. I interviewed Christine September 3, 2008. Three weeks later, … Continue reading

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Rejection Deflection

Rejection. It’s part of a writer’s life. It happens. We put our work out there and end up hearing the words we dread. “Your story lacks originality.” “Your characters aren’t engaging.” “We have all the [insert your sub-category] we need.” … Continue reading

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