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Nova Ren Suma On THE WALLS AROUND US

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I first discovered NOVA REN SUMA via her kickass writerly blog, Distraction99.com, which I read religiously in my MFA days. The site is uplifting and introspective, with stellar writing from Nova and writer pals. Then I read her stunning book IMAGINARY GIRLS, and I knew she was a voice to be reckoned with. So I’m…
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Taming the Hideous Green-Eyed Monster

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It’s been ten years since my stint in Hollywood, and sometimes I still wonder “what if”? What if social media had existed back then? What if I’d tried harder? What if I’d written one more script? What if I’d moved to L.A. to actually make a go of it? Everyone has those moments of envy…
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Sleepy… Soooooooooo Sleepy

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I’m not sure what the topic for this week is. I’m not even sure what week it is. Because, twins. This is a snapshot of what’s going through my brain right now: babiescrying milk bottles diapers hungryagain morecrying morediapers morecrying sleepy sleepy mewantsleep whencanIsleep????sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. So, taking a quick hiatus from the blog this week…
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News Flash: Updates, More Writing, and a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Natasha Schumacher and Robin Jordan, winners of THE LAST BREATH by guest author Kimberly Belle! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by guest author Bethany Chase …     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley’s twins have arrived!!! Congrats to her and her family! Amy E. Reichert…
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Author Bethany Chase, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY & a Giveaway!

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We’re thrilled to welcome guest author Bethany Chase to the Ball this week, and can’t wait to read her upcoming debut novel, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, which hits shelves March 31st! (How gorgeous is that cover?!) Here’s what Emily Giffin (yes, THE Emily Giffin) had to say about Bethany’s book: “A warm, witty, and…
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Awesome Editor Emilia Rhodes Talks Must-Have Author Traits, Books She Covets and Tiny Pretty Things

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Today I have the great honor of introducing you all to my editor at HarperTeen, Emilia Rhodes! Emilia came on board as editor for TINY PRETTY THINGS just as we were wrapping up book one, and we really got to work together as we hashed out the plot for book two — a five-hour brainstorming session…
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