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587 Posts: Our Authors
December 4, 2014
Swoon Author Kimberly Karalius: “Poor Jack” and the Stages of Losing NaNoWriMoThis year’s NaNoWriMo has finally come to an end. Stretch those cramped hands. Get your butt out of the chair....
November 13, 2014
Swoon Author Katie Van Ark: Keep Calm and NaNo On!For those of you doing NaNoWriMo, by this time you’ve probably found yourself in one of two groups. You’re either...
November 6, 2014
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: Inspiration + Perspiration = My Writing ProcessHello fellow Swoon readers and writers! It seems like just yesterday I found out Swoon Reads selected my novel, Save...
October 31, 2014
Swoon Reads Is Doing NaNo!NaNoWriMo 2014 is nearly here, Swooners! Got a story idea brewing in your head? All stocked up on snacks? Have...
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...
October 23, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: A Writer’s Life Can Change in a MomentHere’s the thing about life – you never know when it’s going to change. I was outside shoveling snow on...
October 17, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Hitting the Road for a Whirlwind Book TourOver the weekend I was at my cousin’s wedding in Virginia. There was an abundance of family members there that...
October 9, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: The Editing Process Isn’t So Scary After AllIf I were to make a list of my favorite things it would include guacamole, Essie’s For the Twill of...
October 2, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: To Plot or to Pants? There Is No Right Answer!Fun fact: I didn’t always understand the point of planning. The first dozen or so times I sat down to...
September 19, 2014
Which A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT Point of View Are You?Are you the angry classmate Victor? Or the bench?
August 27, 2014
A Little Something Different Pub Day CelebrationsYesterday was a big day for us at Swoon Reads — Publication Day for our very first book! — and...
August 26, 2014
It’s Pub Day!It’s finally here! Our first book A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall hits shelves today and we couldn’t be...
August 25, 2014
A Little Something Different author Sandy Hall is going on tour!Haaaaaaave you met Sandy? Take our word for it, the author of the first Swoon Reads book is a seriously...
August 18, 2014
Swoon Reads and Sandy Hall in the New York Times!It’s always a special day at Swoon Reads HQ when we get to see the imprint in the news. If...
August 8, 2014
Season Two Cover Direction WinnersThanks for participating in our first ever cover voting-bonanza. Our designers worked very hard to give you so many different...
August 5, 2014
Kim Karalius comes to NYCAfter sending out edit letters, I always like to take the time to set up a meeting with the author...
August 4, 2014
Preview A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT on WattPadDidn’t get a chance to read A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT when it was up on the site? Well you’re in...
August 1, 2014
Rich’s Speech Bubble Cover Direction for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUDOur cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by K.A....
July 31, 2014
Rich and KB’s Post-It Cover Direction for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUDOur cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by K.A....
July 30, 2014
Rich and KB’s Hallway Cover Direction for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUDOur cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by K.A....
July 29, 2014
Rich’s Chalkboard Cover Direction for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUDOur cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by Karole...