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Note, the format of my Short and Sweet reviews differs in that they simply comprise the book blurb and a short response (hence, the short and sweet). 400 more words

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Book Review: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Title: Wolf by Wolf

Author: Ryan Graudin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Date Published: October 20, 2015

Format: ARC {Received in exchange of a fair review} 476 more words


CHRONIQUE: Blackwood, le pensionnat de nulle part de Loïs Duncan : un livre pour Halloween?

Blackwood, le pensionnat de nulle part

A l’instant où elle pose les yeux sur l’imposant manoir gothique de Blackwood, le pensionnat où elle va passer l’année, un sentiment d’angoisse s’empare de Kit. 342 more words


One year on from Brisbane...

So, this time last year I was on my way to Brisbane to take part in the QWC Hachette Manuscript development program. I was one of ten writers to attend the four-day retreat which featured one-on-one meetings with Hachette editors and publishers, mentoring by authors, agents and other industry professionals and, of course, lots of discussion with my fellow participants. 382 more words


Book Review: The Mountain Can Wait by Sarah Leipciger

So I’m back in Germany (Berlin actually) and I’ve just finished Sarah Leipciger’s The Mountain Can Wait. Before we dive in I should mention that this book came out in summer 2015, so many people have already read it, but if you haven’t you’ll probably want to pick it up. 393 more words

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The Myth of the "Publishing House"

What follows is an excerpt from Self Publishing Is For Losers, a guide I wrote last year to the world of indie.  I’ve participated in a number of discussions, lately, with people who were signing their rights over to “publishers” in exchange for a feeling of legitimacy.   2,763 more words