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Publishing U: Tackling Tough Topics in YA

Publishing U: Tackling Tough Topics in YA

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, Amy Giles, author of the YA novel That Night, asks what, exactly, constitutes a controversial topic in YA and argues that the most challenging subjects can spark the most necessary conversations. A […]

Publishing U: Raising the (Nonfiction) Stakes

Publishing U: Raising the (Nonfiction) Stakes

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, Tod Olson, author of the narrative nonfiction series, LOST, and the historical fiction series, How to Get Rich, explains how to capture life-or-death situations.  I was 11 when I learned that people, […]

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Publishing U: How to Fall in Love with Ghostwriting

Publishing U: How to Fall in Love with Ghostwriting

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this installment of our Publishing U series, Joan Schweighardt (The Last Wife of Attila the Hun, 2016) explains how she discovered a passion for ghostwriting while forging a fiction career.  I never thought about becoming a […]

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Publishing U: Writing Neurodivergent Characters

Publishing U: Writing Neurodivergent Characters

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, IPPY Award-winner author of historical fiction James Markert (All Things Bright and Strange, The Angel’s Share) discusses the issue of how to write a character with autism.  When we consider the term […]

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Publishing U: Writing Video Game-Inspired Fiction

Publishing U: Writing Video Game-Inspired Fiction

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this installment of Publishing U, Danica Davidson, author of two middle-grade fiction series inspired by Minecraft, lets us know how to engage children who very well might rather be playing video games.    […]

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Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher?

Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, crime writer Leonard Chang shares his experience with keeping his head up while finding the right editor in a sea of not-so-enlightened ones.   My latest novel, The Lockpicker, had a tortuous history, […]

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Publishing U: How to Give the Truth Its Due

Publishing U: How to Give the Truth Its Due

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. Today’s expert, award-winning writer Ann Bausum, writes history books for elementary, middle school, and high school students (and one for adults). Her most recent, The March against Fear, is a primer on Civil Rights […]

Publishing U: How to Tell Other Writers You’re Happy For Their Success—and Mean It

Publishing U: How to Tell Other Writers You’re Happy For Their Success—and Mean It

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this installment of our Publishing U series, we’ve turned to Camille DeAngelis, author of four novels—Mary Modern, Petty Magic, Bones & All, and Immaculate Heart—well-loved by Booklist. Her most recent book, Life Without Envy: Ego […]

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Publishing U: How to Balance Your Writing Career with Another Job You Love

Publishing U: How to Balance Your Writing Career with Another Job You Love

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this special Mystery Month installment of our Publishing U series, physician/author Kwei Quartey (Gold of Our Fathers, 2016) explains how he balances medicine with writing and offers advice on keeping your boss, your publisher, and […]

Publishing U: Inspiration for Aspiring Mystery Authors

Publishing U: Inspiration for Aspiring Mystery Authors

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this special Mystery Month installment of our Publishing U series, Rachel Howzell Hall (Trail of Echoes, 2016) offers some motivation and inspiration for aspiring mystery authors who have done their homework and […]