Do word counts count? 2018 edition

Has it been a year already? Time flies when you're writing words. But just how many words should we be writing? Here's my annual look at YA word counts for traditionally published and indie authors. To get a feel for the mainstream market, I usually pull Barnes & Noble's list of teen bestsellers, but I'd … Continue reading Do word counts count? 2018 edition

Late summer events for readers

A couple of big events are coming up that are sure to be fun for any reader. First up is Once Upon an Author Signing at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan. There are panels for writers on Aug. 10 with an toga-themed awards banquet that evening. The author signing will be held the next … Continue reading Late summer events for readers

Halloween memories from a bestseller

Thought it would be fun to share some insider favorite Halloween memories from one of my favorite authors. And she agreed!! So, here in pic form, straight from the undisputed Queen of Furball Nation herself, is Quinn Loftis’s favorite Halloweens. Personally, the smurf costume has to be my favorite. Comment below to let us know … Continue reading Halloween memories from a bestseller