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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Deleted Scenes and Stranded Darlings

Hello Swooners!A long long time ago, we wrote a blog post about killing off all our darlings. We tried to sound ruthless and professional and writerly and efficient. But well, we have something to tell you. To confess, rather. We, uh… We don’t actually kill our darlings. It’s more like we put-our-darlings-on-a-remote-desert-island-where-no-one-can-find-them-but-we-memorize-the-coordinates-just-in-case. And we’ve found that ... Read More


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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

How to Retell a Fairytale

I adore fairytales. And myths. And legends. I especially adore retellings that present these stories I already love in a new and different way. There’s something really special and amazing about mixing the comfort of a familiar tale and the wonder of looking at it through a different lens. That said, hitting the perfect balance between the old and ... Read More


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Monday, March 20th, 2017

Swoon Author Jen Wilde: A Launch Fit for a Queen

Last week, after a brief interruption from snowstorm Stella, the launch party for Queens of Geek was held at Kinokuniya Books in New York City.
Even with the freezing temperatures, slushy snow piling up on the footpaths and a slight change in schedule, to my pleasant surprise, people still turned out to hear me talk and get a signed copy ... Read More


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