Since Alice has made her debut in the world, I have learned many things. Some lessons have not been the best experiences of my life (case in point: #CSLewisCarroll), but others have been incredibly exciting.
One such lesson was the discovery that I might just have a knack for world building. I found out when my dear friend Rebecca Cahill asked me to write a guest post for her blog, The Page Unbound. I was more than happy to oblige, until she told me the topic she’d like me to write about: World Building.
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Continue reading Author Toolbox: The Wonders of World Building
I’ll be the first to admit it: autocorrect and I have a love/hate relationship. It LOVES to ‘correct’ my sh*t, and I absolutely HATE it. If you follow me on Twitter, you are probably well aware of this fact.
However, that does not mean all editing is bad. In fact, solid editing is probably one of the most important aspects of publishing your work. Unfortunately, the process can be long and (after what feels like the 700th time through your manuscript,) tedious. But, regardless of how arduous the process is, you should never, EVER discredit the edit.
Which is a lesson I learned the very hard way.
Continue reading Author Toolbox: Let’s Talk About Typos
I don’t know about you, but May was an ABSOLUTE whirlwind for me! And to be honest, I’m not sure that June is going to slow down much at all. But, if you know me, you’ll know that as much as I may whine about it, being busy is generally how I roll. Continue reading Author Radar: Amanda Gernentz Hanson
I don’t like to DNF books. I don’t know what it is, but there is something deep inside my soul that aches at the idea of leaving a book started unfinished. In fact, in my long relationship with books there are less than a handful that I can even claim as DNF’s.
This book justifies every single reason for that decision.
Continue reading Antiartists by Ralph Pullins
Have you always wanted to start that career as an author but had no idea where to start?
Great News! Now you too, can join the ranks of the world’s most elite authors. All you have to do is follow these ten simple steps and soon YOU could be rubbing elbows with the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and J.K. Rowling.
You lucky cat.
Continue reading Author Toolbox: So You Wanna Be A Writer
Well guys, it’s Thursday, and in my Twitterverse that means #ThursdayBookTease!
In honor of Alice’s upcoming debut (NEXT WEEK!), the theme for this week is LAUNCH and I’m just so excited, I thought I’d start the launch a bit early with a sneak peek at the first chapter!
So if you just can’t wait to get your hands on Alice, here’s the ultimate teaser! ALL OF CHAPTER ONE at your fingertips!
Continue reading Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles Sneak Peek!
So, as you may or may not know, I was recently asked to join the ranks of the authors being featured in the 2017 #SerendipiTea Tour, a book blog tour featuring sixteen debuting authors from 2017! Since that’s exactly Alice’s cup of tea (Mad Tea Party, anyone?), I was super stoked!
Even MORE recently, I was given the opportunity to HOST one of stops on the tour, and when I heard who the author was, I literally jumped at the chance. Not only is she an incredible writer, she also happens to be one of the COOLEST people I know!
Who is this femme fatale? None other than my very own Pen Name bestie, Miss Amanda Gernentz Hanson!
Continue reading 2017 SerendipiTeaTour: Amanda Hanson
Discussion Question 6
What are some of the parallels between The Wanderland Chronicles and Alice in Wonderland?
Continue reading A Parallel Universe
I have some exciting news! There’s a new Book Tour in town, and I get to be a part of it!
Continue reading SerendipiTea Book Tour