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May Roundup & Is It MG or YA?

May Roundup & Is It MG or YA?

May 28, 2018

A roundup of the months guests and topics, as well as some tips to help determine if your project is MG or YA.

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Fat Girl On A Plane by Kelly DeVos

Doll Hearts by Colleen Clayton

Bethany C. Morrow: The Need For Inclusion In Publishing

Bethany C. Morrow: The Need For Inclusion In Publishing

May 21, 2018

Today’s guest is Bethany C. Morrow author of MEM releasing in May from Unnamed Press. Bethany graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology (but took notable detours in the Film and Theatre departments). Following undergrad, she studied Clinical Psychological Research at the University of Wales, in Great Britain before returning to North America to focus on her literary work. Bethany joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about her query process, as well as writing in a post-election world as a black woman, and the concern that minority authors need to be looking for agents that want to represent them for a long-term career, not just as a response to a trend and whether or not white writers should attempt to write main characters of color, and the difference between that and being inclusive in your writing.

 

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Freya’s Daughter by Rachel Pudelek 

Fat Girl On A Plane by Kelly DeVos

Mindee Arnett: Rejection Letters

Mindee Arnett: Rejection Letters

May 14, 2018

Today’s guest is Mindee Arnett author of THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR series, the Sci Fi titles AVALON and POLARIS as well as the upcoming fantasy ONYX & IVORY. Mindee joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about rejection letters – both physical and by email – and realigning expectation with reality once you become published. Also covered: how being a mid-lister can be a benefit when it comes to genre jumping and how to know when you’re researching too much.

 

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Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood

Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty

Beth Revis: A Decade of Publishing Rejection

Beth Revis: A Decade of Publishing Rejection

May 7, 2018

Today’s guest is Beth Revis author of New York Times bestselling ACROSS THE UNIVERSE trilogy, as well as THE BODY ELECTRIC, THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU and The Paper Hearts series for writers. Beth joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about writing ten books before hitting it big with the eleventh one, receiving nothing but rejections for a decade… and how that made her a better writer.

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A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Rachele Alpine

DOLL HEARTS by Colleen Clayton