Author Interview: Katie Zaber

I'm thrilled to introduce my first ever Author Interview on this website, starring the creator of Ashes and Blood, Below Dark Waters, and the upcoming DNA Demons N Angels! Bio: Katie Zaber knows the best way to decide who is cooking dinner is with a Nerf gun fight in the…

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Writing Mistakes I Learned The Hard Way

I've been browsing through the writing questions and query critiques for a while now (first as a lurker and then as an active participant) and I've come to realize that there are a few commonalities that I experienced as a new writer myself and have taken years (4.5 years and…

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9 Tips for Pitching Like A Pro

I've been in the writing industry for six years now and have spent more than half of them in the query trenches. Yes, I know, that's exactly as exhausting as it sounds. I've received more rejections than I have books on my shelf, which is saying quite a lot! But…

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Why I Started Three Series At Once

[Originally shared on my newsletter] As an avid reader, I am well aware of how frustrating it can be to wonder if/when an author plans to finish their story. There's nothing more infuriating than getting invested in a character or plot, only to wait years to discover what happens. It's…

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Sparky: A Christmas Story [Flash Fiction]

No matter what, Elva had to reach her sister’s apartment. Even from this perch on the Brooklyn Bridge, several miles from her destination, she could see her target. Its window was dark, but Elva’s powered-up eyes could still make out a wall quilted with childish drawings, a cheerful pile of…

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The End of a Decade

A lot can happen in ten years. It's a statement so obvious that it borders on cliché, but with 2019 coming to a close I've found myself musing a lot on what the difference of a decade actually looks like. In 2010, I was a high school senior about to…

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10 Tips From A Failed Writer

Hi everyone! With 2019 about to come to a close, I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on goals and dreams and what's ahead vs. what I've left behind. As you might know from my bio, my writing journey has been less than smooth, culminating in what I jokingly…

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My First Short Story is Live!

I wrote Holy in 2018 after reading an article about how hallucinogenic drugs could be used as a potential treatment for opiate addiction. The theory behind the paper was that things like LSD and psilocybin mushrooms could cause "meaningful experiences", often bordering on the religious. These experiences then inspired patients…

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Book Recommendations!

As an author and avid reader, I get asked for recommendations about once a day. You might think I'd get tired of it, but putting my favorite stories into the hands of new readers is one of the most satisfying things about being in the book world. There's nothing quite…

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