I receive emails every once in a while from young writers who are curious if I have any advice for kids like them who aspire to be authors one day. I love hearing from readers, and I love this question! The answer is, yes, I do! This isn't the only advice out there, and your… Continue reading Tips for Young Writers!
Each and every one of these stories is filled with magic and hope, and would make a wonderful gift to share with the young readers in your life this holiday season.
I had a great time chatting with Lauren at Travel and Write today about all the bookish things, including The Circus of Stolen Dreams, Pitch Wars, and advice for aspiring writers. Check the interview out here! -Lorelei
The Great Missing My book releases in just over a week, and I've been caught off guard more than once by emotion... many excited, happy feelings, and other feelings too--like nervousness and self-doubt. But something else has shown up as well. And that something else is a surprising resurgence of grief. You see, I wrote… Continue reading A Personal Note About The Circus of Stolen Dreams
It's time for a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!! (woohoo!) I've been dreaming for a long time about the type of pre-order giveaway I'd like to host for THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS. I wanted it to be fun and inspiring, and, above all, I wanted it to be a meaningful 'thank you' to those who ordered my book… Continue reading Pre-Order Giveaway for THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS!
We are 6 months out from this book baby's book birthday, and I am delighted to share a closer look at the ARC for THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS. Here's a short pitch for the story: Andrea enters Reverie, a circus built of dreams, to escape the pain of her brother's disappearance. When she discovers… Continue reading 6 Fun ARC Facts about The Circus of Stolen Dreams!
As an aspiring author, I often devoured stories of other writers who were successful in finding an agent and selling a manuscript to a publisher. It feels very surreal to be writing my own story now! If you're new here and want to read the full scope of my journey, please feel free to visit… Continue reading How I Got My Book Deal
I have hoped I would have the chance to write a "How I Got My Agent" post for a long time, and, friends, that time has come. *deep breaths* Here we go! The Role of Contests Entering pitch/mentoring contests certainly isn't a mandatory stop on the path to signing with an agent. But it is… Continue reading How I Got My Agent!
The edits have been made. The agent showcase approaches. And it's time to share a bit about what the experience of being in Pitch Wars was like for me! Here, I'll detail my mentee experience, the revision work we did, and some general thoughts as we come upon the end of this amazing and unique… Continue reading My Pitch Wars Experience!
Deciding To Be A Writer When I was a little girl, I liked to write stories. They were usually short, mysterious, and creepy. They often came to an abrupt end. I enjoy finding them when digging through bins in the basement. In college, I had a crisis over what I wanted to major in, and… Continue reading My Journey To Pitch Wars