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June 7, 2018
Building the Perfect YA Prom
For a lot of people, prom is a magical high school memory. The perfect outfit, the perfect date, the perfect...
May 11, 2018
Swoon Author Alex Evansley's Editing Update: Rewriting vs. Revising, and Other Real Talk from the LSTT Editorial Process
There’s nothing quite like the moment you write “The End” on a work in progress. Whether it’s a...
May 10, 2018
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: 7 Tips for Handling Constructive Criticism
Constructive criticism and writing go together like new shoes and blisters, nature hikes and poison ivy, three frozen mango margaritas...
May 1, 2018
ICYMI: Your Guide to Read Month on Swoon Reads
The latest submission deadline rolled by last night, which means it's time for Read Month once again! What’s Read...
April 30, 2018
Reminder: The Next Submission Deadline Is TONIGHT!
Hello there, Swooners! Quick reminder from Swoon HQ: The deadline to submit your manuscript to be considered for our next...
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...
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 20, 2018
Swoon Author Cindy Anstey: A Lovely Launch
Hello Swoon Readers. I would like to announce the release of my third Regency mystery-romance, Suitors and Sabotage! The launch...
April 19, 2018
From the Swoon Squad: Don't Give Up (Part III)
Hey there, Swooners, We are so excited to welcome three new authors into the Swoon family! There were SO many...
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 15, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Where Are They Now?
Dear Swooners, Our trilogy is complete. Our blog tour is underway. We haven’t written a lick of Evelyn dialogue...
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 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...