Guest Post: “Beta Reading, Feedback, and Rewrites, OH MY!” by Kaytalin McCarry

Meet Kaytalin McCarry. Kaytalin Platt is a southern transplant to the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband and their dog, Mr. Bones. Platt works in design and corporate marketing, with a background in publication design. The Living God is her debut novel, published May 21, 2019 by Inkshares. Kaytalinplatt.com | Facebook |... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: “Tackling the Schedule: The Benefits and Challenges of Writing with a Partner” by Brad McLelland

Meet Brad McLelland. Born and raised in Arkansas, Brad McLelland spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South before earning his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University, where he met his writing partner, Louis Sylvester. A part-time drummer and singer, Brad lives in Oklahoma with his wife, stepdaughter, a mini-Aussie... Continue Reading →

Guest Post with Kaya Quinsey: “Writing With Time in Mind”

Meet Kaya Quinsey. Kaya Quinsey holds her undergraduate and master’s degree in psychology. Her first novel, Paris Mends Broken Hearts, was released in April 2018. Her second book, A Coastal Christmas, was released in October 2018. Her books have sold in seven countries. Kaya’s passion for culture, travel, and psychology blend for a reading style that is fun,... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Peyton Garver on Edgy Contemporary YA

Meet Peyton Garver. As a child, Peyton called places like Livorno, Italy; Orléans, France; and Augsburg, Germany home. She has since settled in Maryland, where she earned her degree in education at Towson State University, married her sweetheart of two years, and became an instant mother to three spirited young boys before adding another son to the brood. And, with their yellow... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Harsha Sheelam’s A Story Exists in all that Exists

  Meet Harsha Sheelam. Harsha Sheelam always had the passion for writing. In the year 2016, she practiced writing more extensively. This led to her recognition in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and digital content. She possesses versatility in writing stories, debatable topics, politics, social, fashion, entertainment, reviews, fashion and lifestyle. Today she is a children’ book... Continue Reading →

Writerly Myths–and How to Bust Them! with Lindsay K. Bandy

Meet Lindsay K. Bandy.I’m the Assistant Regional Advisor and Blog-master for the Eastern PA region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), of which I’ve been a member since 2014. It’s been my pleasure to lead workshops and help plan local SCBWI events, organize our annual art and poetry show, and interview... Continue Reading →

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