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May 17, 2018
Swoon Author Shani Petroff: Love for My Plus-Size Protagonist
I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. Yet, as I was setting out to work on...
April 25, 2018
Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner: This Is How You Find the Perfect Title (Spoiler Alert: Not Easily)
Guys. Titling is hard. Trying to find the absolute perfect title to precisely convey the tone, genre, and subject of...
April 18, 2018
Announcing Our New List: SET IN STONE by Natalie Williamson, CHASE THE NIGHT by Prerna Pickett, and LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS by Aiden Thomas!
Did you hear the news? We’ve selected three new manuscripts for publication — all with your help.
April 13, 2018
Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon: Characters – To Have, to Hold, to Hate?
Should you love or hate your characters? Are their your friends? Or are they just tools to get your story...
April 12, 2018
Swoon Author L.E. DeLano: It's Finally Here
It's here! The pub day for Dreamer is finally here!!! Powered by Giphy And now is when I confess...
April 11, 2018
Swoon Author Shani Petroff's Editing Update: Setting the Tone
When I wrote Romeo & What’s Her Name I included a lot of physical comedy. The main character Emily...
April 5, 2018
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo's Editing Update: A Few Points to Consider
Hey gang! I’m happy to be checking in with the Swoon Reads community today and giving you some updates...
March 29, 2018
Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon: The Idea vs. The Process
Whenever I tell people about having written a book and that I’m working on another one, one of the...
March 23, 2018
Swoon Author L.E. DeLano: Ask Yourself (And Your Character) “What Did You Learn?”
I will confess right now that I wasn’t sure how I was going to end Dreamer. I knew where...
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...
March 16, 2018
Swoon Author Dee Garretson: The FINDING of a New Title
When my friends have asked me to describe my story, I’ve always said it is a YA Downton Abbey...
March 14, 2018
Swoon Author Cindy Anstey's Editing Update: Oops, I Did It Again
Hello Swoon Readers, This is the Cindy Anstey edition of "Oops, I did it again." Suitors and Sabotage is my...
March 12, 2018
Meet the Author of UNFINISHED, Samantha Hastings!
Meet the third of three amazingly talented authors joining the Swoon Reads family, Samantha Hastings! We could not get enough...
March 8, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Movies That Inspire Us
We really, really like movies. Tarun has been dissecting screenplays since high school and Kelly has been crying at movies...
March 7, 2018
Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon's Editing Update: Different in a Good Way
For me, editing was the most time consuming bit of writing Bound to You. Finishing the first draft was easy...
March 5, 2018
Meet the Author of RECONNECTED, Catherine Tinker!
Meet the second of three fantastic authors joining the Swoon Reads family, Catherine Tinker! We absolutely adored her sweet contemporary...
March 1, 2018
Swoon Author Kelly Zekas: From Acting Like a Writer to Becoming One
When I was six I was a fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I didn't have much to...
February 26, 2018
Meet the Author of NEVER ONCE, B.R. Myers!
Say hello to the first of three wonderful new authors joining the Swoon Reads family, B.R. Myers! We were...
February 23, 2018
Swoon Author Tarun Shanker: The Three Stages of Research
Research can be overwhelming. If you’re an over-preparer like me, you might have an endless list of books that...
February 16, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: A Coffee Date and Some Writing Advice
When I was writing the novel that became You Don't Know My Name, I did it in secret. I...
February 12, 2018
Announcing Our Twelfth List: NEVER ONCE by B.R. Myers, RECONNECTED by Catherine Tinker, and UNFINISHED by Samantha Hastings!
Dear Swoon Readers, What better way to start off 2018? We are incredibly excited to share with you the three...