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Featured Editor of the Month - Allison Wortche Interview - Part One

Many of you will remember Allison Wortche, since she attended many of the NJSCBWI events during my 10 years as Regional Advisor. Allison is a very good editor and a very nice person. 1,052 more words

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Book Giveaway: Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me

Author Andrea Portes has agreed to giveaway a copy of her New YA novel, LIBERTY: THE SPY WHO (KIND OF) LIKED ME. It came out last week, so it’s available to purchase. 1,239 more words

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Writing-More Personal Than I Could Have Ever Imagined

At this point in my work, I have begun considering the very real prospect of others entering the world I am creating.  I think it is fair to say, it’s unbelievably scary.   258 more words

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Local Spotlight: Interview with author and illustrator Katy L. Wood

Author and illustrator Katy L. Wood chats about her exciting new book called Bound by Kin: Kith and Kin Book One. That super talented young adult writer has her finger on the pulse of adventure. 1,054 more words

JULY BUZZ BOOKS MONTHLY: FREE

Everyone should download these each time they come out – it’s great to see everything that it is due for publication all in the same place. 828 more words

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My Story In One Sentence

Not so long ago, I read an article that suggested describing a story or book you’re writing in one sentence.  This is a marketing idea, and the purpose of the one-sentence summary is to help people instantly know whether they are in your target audience. 89 more words

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3 Things That Matter to Me, Both as a Reader & a Writer

There are a few aspects that can really make a book go from good to great. And a lot of these same aspects, I try to prioritize in my own writing too! 517 more words

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