Posts made in March, 2014

Thank you, Mabel’s Fables!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 36 comments

Most people are probably not familiar with the Toronto bookstore, Mabel’s Fables, but you should be! Not only is it an absolutely charming store, and not only are their store employees exceptionally knowledgeable about all things books, and you should definitely check out the gelato store right across the street. BUT ALSO, they do the most amazing window displays! And though every display is wonderful, they have outdone themselves this time. Check out what they’ve done for The Ascendance Trilogy: If you want to see it in person, or just want to support such a cool store,...

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Thanks to You…

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Ascendance Trilogy, The Shadow Throne | 140 comments

I have exciting news! No…not movie news (it may be another year before there’s news here.) No…not that announcement I promised you (It’s still coming.) But… THE SHADOW THRONE hit two huge milestones today. It will be at #7 on the Mar 16 NYT Series Bestselling list! What is the significance of this? The series list measures sales for an entire series of book, not just the single title. Thus it measures the strength of all books. Getting onto the series list means competing with titles such as Percy Jackson, Divergent, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. And… It will...

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Plotting Characters: Climb Rather Than Fly

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Conference, plotting, writing | 19 comments

Hello all! This summer, I’ll be teaching about plotting at the WIFYR Conference (Writing and Illustrating For Young Readers), which is one of the finest conferences in the country. There are a great many authors who credit their publishing success with having attended this conference. Read more about WIFYR here, and if you can come, I’d love to have you in my class! To give you an idea of the importance of plotting, Becca Birkin, WIFYR assistant, is guest posting today. This is fairly rare for me, so you know this must be a good post!  * * * * * * * What an honor to visit...

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