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Swoon Reads: A Chance to Get Your YA Novel Published

WRITERS! Take heed! I want to share with you an amazing new place for writers to get their YA romance novels published!!! Introducing…SWOON READS! Swoon Reads is an imprint of Feiwel and Friends and Macmillan Publishing (my publisher!) but it’s more than just another imprint.  Swoon Reads is a community of readers and writers sharing  … Read more


Tips for Writers

You Have the Right to Remain Positive: My Reaction to Goodreads “Bullying”

When a newly published author asks me for advice, the first thing I usually tell them is, “Don’t read reviews.” Then, I almost always throw in the addendum, “especially don’t read Goodreads reviews.” Today, an article spread across the web and Twitter that likens some particularly harsh Goodreads reviews to “author bullying.” After publishing six  … Read more


Random Musings Tips for Writers

How to Make Unlikable Characters Likable

The other day at a school visit, a student writer asked me how to make an inherently unlikable character likable. I loved this question as it was one of my biggest challenges when writing 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, about a spoiled teen heiress who has to take on 52 low wage jobs in  … Read more


Tips for Writers