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Get to know your favorite authors as they tell us about their journeys both on and off the page.
July 19, 2018
Swoon Author Danielle Banas: Finding the Perfect Superhero Name (Plus a Quiz!)
Are you the brash Red Comet or the mysterious Iron Phantom? Take the quiz find out which Morriston super you are!
July 17, 2018
Swoon Author Natalie Williamson: Titles Aren't Necessarily... Set in Stone
Natalie Williamson's debut novel has a shiny new title! Come find out what it is.
July 6, 2018
Swoon Author SM Koz: Taking Control of the Writing Life
Having trouble balancing real life with the writing life? SM Koz has some Type A-author suggestions for getting it done.
July 5, 2018
Swoon Author Shannon Klare's Editing Update: Surviving Revising ADAM MEADE
Editing may seem scary at first, but author Shannon Klare says it helped her rediscover her characters.
June 28, 2018
Swoon Author Kate Evangelista: The Wait
Patience may be a virtue, but for writers it's a necessity. Kate Evangelista shares her experience with The Wait.
June 27, 2018
Swoon Author Vicky Skinner's Editing Update: Turns Out Editing Is the Actual Best
Some authors hate the editing process, but Vicky Skinner loves it! Find out why.
June 21, 2018
Swoon Author Shana Silver: REVERSE Has a Cool New Title!
Shana Silver's debut novel has a new title! Come see what your soon-to-be favorite sci-fi hacker story is now called.
June 20, 2018
Swoon Author Katy Upperman's Editing Update: Digging Deeper
There were some unique issues to take into consideration while editing Katy Upperman's second novel.
June 19, 2018
It's Pub Day for LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT and THE BOYFRIEND BRACKET!
The big day is finally here!!! Love Me, Love Me Not by SM Koz and The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate...
June 15, 2018
Swoon Author Alex Evansley: Publishing Confessional, Take Two
I’ll be honest in saying that when I initially submitted the OG draft of Love Scene, Take Two to...
June 13, 2018
Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener's Editing Update: Ready For It This Time
Going into edits for Between Frost and Fury, I had a much better understanding of what to expect. Which was...
June 12, 2018
It's Pub Day for LOVE SCENE, TAKE TWO!
Lights, camera, ACTION!!! That's your cue to run, not walk, to your fave proprietor of literary goodness, because Love...
June 8, 2018
Swoon Author Alex Evansley: Feels Like Summer, Take Two
WHAT’S UP, GUYS. And happy summer! I hope you’re all through exams and/or on summer break and...
June 6, 2018
Swoon Author Jennifer Honeybourn's Editing Update: A Learning Process
I love a shiny new idea, but first drafts are not super easy for me. This is probably because I...
June 5, 2018
And the winning cover for FINDING MR. BETTER-THAN-YOU is...
My next book, Finding Mr. Better-Than-You, has found its cover!!! This cover voting was a nail biter for me. I...
June 1, 2018
Swoon Author Jen Wilde: What Album Is the Soundtrack to Your Life? (Quiz!)
In The Brightsiders, Emmy uses music like therapy. Listening to her fave albums lifts her up when she’s down...
May 31, 2018
Swoon Author Danielle Banas' Editing Update: An Actual Emotional Rollercoaster
This was my family and friends when I told them I had received my first edit letter: “What?” they said...
May 30, 2018
Announcing FINDING MR. BETTER-THAN-YOU by Shani Petroff!
I have big news that I’m so happy to finally share on the Swoon blog!! I have another book...
May 24, 2018
Swoon Author Shani Petroff: Based on Another True Story
I love taking something that happened to me, twisting it around, adding new elements, taking out a bunch of others...
May 23, 2018
Swoon Author SM Koz's Editing Update: Embrace the Delete Button
I should start by pointing out that I know I’m an oddball when it comes to editing. I actually...
May 22, 2018
It's Pub Day for THE BRIGHTSIDERS!
*Whips out a microphone* Attention everyone who likes awesome things! The day has finally arrived: The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde...