Who needs an editor? “Everybody,” says editor Jim Thomsen (Q&A)

As I get closer to an agent hunt with a new book, I’m also once again considering the self-publishing option if the response from agents is one that suggests, as it did with my last project, that it’s reader-ready (“Love it, but hard to market” versus “This is terrible. Please burn it.”). If I self-publish, […]

YA? Y, yes! An interview with YA author and YA journal editor Hannah R. Goodman

I know Hannah Goodman in a few different capacities: Hannah as a reader, Hannah as a truly funny person I hope will continue to contribute to Inside the Writers’ Studio episodes (catch Hannah awkwardly trying to explain her choice of reading materials in the IWS episode “Writing Advice from Real Writers“), and Hannah as an […]

Time to shatter the myth about the only child

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Monday, June 24 By Kristen J. Tsetsi In the online feedback section of a Daily Mail excerpt of Lauren Sandler’s new book One and Only (Simon & Schuster), one reader manages to fit just about all of the negative assumptions about parents of only children into a single comment: […]

Watch the trailer for Pretty Much True…, releasing today.

Pretty Much True… is now available. It can be ordered from your local bookstore, or you can find it online at most online bookstores, including Amazon (where it’s also available on Kindle). I couldn’t be more excited, and more honored, to be published by Missouri Breaks Press. Pretty Much True… has had a few years […]

Author Ian Thomas Healy talks candidly about The Archmage

Ian Thomas Healy, the busiest and most entertaining writer I believe I’ll ever know, releases a new book today. You’ll probably want to read it. Tell me about your latest book. The Archmage is a sequel to the novel Just Cause, starring the super-speedy Mustang Sally along with the rest of the Just Cause superhero […]