LDS Storymakers wrap-up

| May 1, 2009

I also didn’t get a chance earlier this week to post about my experience at the LDS Storymakers conference, which I attended as a guest editor last Friday and Saturday. I spent much of my days in one-on-ones with authors, and the rest of the time I was out chatting with the conference participants and […]

Laurie Halse Anderson at the King’s English, Mar. 26

| March 21, 2009

I’m getting ready to head out the door to the Provo Library for the seminar I’m teaching on writing science fiction and fantasy for children and young adults, but wanted to post this first: One of my favorite writers, who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at the last couple of Kindling Words retreats, will […]

LTUE and the undead cold

| February 21, 2009

For the last couple of days I’ve been at BYU’s Life, the Universe, and Everything, sniffling my way through several panels. The zombie cold seems to be lightening up–it was a whole lot worse yesterday than it was today, though my nose still feels like it’s a drippy faucet. So far I’ve had a great […]

Bring wine, not a bullhorn

| January 10, 2009

I’ve found all sorts of new people on Twitter to learn from. One is Chris Webb, Associate Publisher of Technology at John Wiley and Sons. I found his blog through his twitter. This post especially will be of interest to authors and anyone else seeking to reach readers through social media, a topic which of […]

More catching up–Writing Excuses

| January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! I’m spending the day doing absolutely nothing. I have so much to do–finish painting one corner of my office so I can reassemble the office and finally unpack all the books, and finally have a working workspace; fold laundry; read submissions; maybe even get some exercise in (boy, do I need some yoga […]

Further back in the not-so-way-back machine…

| December 19, 2008

This link is over a month old, and but Booksquare’s Kassia Krozser speaks directly to what we were discussing a couple weeks ago about reaching our readers through online efforts. Specifically, Kassia is talking about social networking vs. viral marketing. Our teen readers and their little siblings are as much naturals at the social networking thing […]

Congrats to Tiffany, thanks to Dave!

| December 15, 2008

Over at Fantasy Book Critic, Dave Farland was recently asked what his favorite reads of 2008 were. He listed Hallowmere volume one, In the Serpent’s Coils, by Tiffany Trent (), among his year’s faves.

More on marketing

| December 14, 2008

I’m afraid that even before I left Mirrorstone, I wasn’t reading my friends page daily, because there are just so many things to keep track of, and if even half of my 73 friends were to post daily, that’d be a lot of reading. But I really want to know what everyone is up to, […]

On buying books: hardcover vs. paperback

| December 9, 2008

Cherie Priest posted today about her new release–happy book birthday, ! Her post relates to several things I’ve been hearing lately, so I thought I’d put them all together in one goulash of a post. Laurie Halse Anderson () and other authors are encouraging people to give books for Christmas and other holiday gifts. As […]

Let’s talk about marketing your book online

| December 5, 2008

I was at an SCBWI conference a couple weeks ago at which they had a panel of newly published authors do a panel chat about how they got published, and the subject came up of websites and blogs. This is something that I’ve heard a lot of people talk about in the children’s book blogosphere, […]