Amanda Sellet Author Interviews

Alechia Dow interviews Amanda Sellet for BY THE BOOK: A NOVEL OF PROSE AND CONS

Author Interviews Kristin Lambert

Amelia Diane Coombs interviews Kristin Lambert for THE BOY IN THE RED DRESS

Author Interviews Ernesto Cisneros

Tanya Guerrero interviews Ernesto Cisneros for EFRÉN DIVIDED

Author Interviews Tanya Guerrero

A.J. Sass interviews Tanya Guerrero for HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE SEA

Author Interviews Kit Rosewater

Kate O’Shaughnessy interviews Kit Rosewater for THE DERBY DAREDEVILS

Class of 2K20 Blog Series How I Got My Agent Kit Rosewater

Kit Rosewater on Failed Projects & Choosing the Wrong Agent: The Beauty of Second Chances

I rarely get things right on the first try.

I used to wish I did. I wanted to present a polished version of myself to the world. A version that was innately smart and talented, who could stow away in her little writing cave and emerge with shiny, polished works of brilliance.

I’m cringing at this description now, because who the heck likes that kind of person?! But the allure of perfection is still ever-present. It was certainly present back when I was working on my first book. Despite snippets of advice from authors I admired encouraging writers to leap into the next project, I stubbornly clung to the idea that my FIRST book needed be the one to make it. That I wouldn’t have to go back all the way to the drawing board and try again with a new story.

Class of 2K20 Blog Series How I Got My Agent Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

How I Got My Agent: Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything isn’t the first novel I’ve written. Nor the second. I suppose you could say it was my third full and finished novel, but that doesn’t feel like anywhere near the whole of it. It feels like it erases all those words I’d written before and between—the two novellas, the hundreds, maybe thousands of poems, the short stories and flash pieces, journal and diary entries, letters and notes, fanfiction, prayers. Millions of words, I’d reckon.

Author Interviews Kate O'Shaughnessy

Kit Rosewater interviews Kate O’Shaughnessy for THE LONELY HEART OF MAYBELLE LANE

Alechia Dow Author Interviews

Amanda Sellet interviews Alechia Dow for THE SOUND OF STARS

Author Interviews Cathleen Barnhart

Janae Marks interviews Cathleen Barnhart for THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS DO