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May 3, 2018
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Bucky Barnes Gives Me Life, or Why Side Characters Are Important
Confession: I love Bucky Barnes. Powered by Giphy This realization didn’t exactly come as a shock to me. I...
April 27, 2018
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: The Struggle with Inspiration Drought
Lately, I’ve been experiencing something super frustrating: I’ve been dealing with an “inspiration drought.” I haven’t had...
March 21, 2018
Swoon Author Sandy Hall's Editing Update: A Draft to Remember
We, as in authors, talk a lot about planning, writing, revising, and editing. Which makes sense; we devote our lives...
August 11, 2017
And the winning cover for A PROM TO REMEMBER is...
I think a lot about book covers. I always have. As a young reader, I was very picky about what...
July 31, 2017
Announcing A PROM TO REMEMBER by Sandy Hall!
Until I started writing my latest book, I didn’t think I remembered anything about my prom. Which isn’t...
November 3, 2016
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Think Less, Type More
Something I’ve learned over the course of writing this blog post is that it’s not easy to write...
October 7, 2016
And the winning cover for THE (BEST) WORST CASE SCENARIO is...
I am so happy to announce the winning cover for my upcoming novel The (Best) Worst Case Scenario. And the...
September 26, 2016
Announcing THE (BEST) WORST CASE SCENARIO by Sandy Hall!
For the record, there is nothing “old hat” about announcing a book. It feels different every time, with a kaleidoscope...
September 22, 2016
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Books and Haiku
I have a secret talent. Well, I suppose it’s not really a talent. And it’s not really a...
September 15, 2016
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Random Advice You Might Not Even Realize You Need
About three years ago I finally started and finished writing the first draft of my first “real” book. Before that...
September 8, 2016
Swoon Reads Author Sandy Hall: Desperately Seeking Inspiration
I am extraordinarily lucky. Somewhere along the line I befriended someone who is a limitless font of awesome book ideas...
September 1, 2016
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: What's the Deal with "Insta-Love"?
I spend a lot of time thinking about romance tropes. I think about ways to make them work for me...
January 8, 2016
And the winning cover for BEEN HERE ALL ALONG is...
I am really, really, REALLY excited about this cover announcement. But there’s a chance that writing about Jane in...
December 22, 2015
Announcing BEEN HERE ALL ALONG by Sandy Hall!
Been Here All Along: A new book by Sandy Hall inspired by a Taylor Swift song with an LGBT twist
October 29, 2015
A Very SIGNS POINT TO YES Halloween
After much thought, I have come up with what each of the characters in Signs Point to Yes would be...
October 22, 2015
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Characteristic Serendipity
With November just around the corner, my next project is going to be written during National Novel Writing Month. After...
October 15, 2015
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Imposter Syndrome
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I became an author recently. With the publication of my second book...
October 8, 2015
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Book Planning for Pros – The Importance of Office Supplies
It’s October! Which means my second book, Signs Point to Yes, comes out in just a few weeks. But...
April 9, 2015
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: What’s in a Name? Sometimes Everything!
Here’s a fun fact about Signs Point to Yes, or not really fun per say, but hopefully at least...
February 16, 2015
Announcing the Winning Cover for SIGNS POINT TO YES!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE! I am happy to announce after a thrilling race and a very close tie, the Vignettes cover...
October 30, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Brace Yourselves… NaNo’s Coming!
With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I thought I would share my time-tested techniques for getting focused, staying motivated, and...