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Book Promotion for the Long Haul

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 9.48.13 AMI was talking to a writer friend yesterday about art, our writing careers, book promotion, and how they’re related. Of these, promotion remains the wildest mystery. My first thought was that I don’t do much promotion because I don’t understand how it works. My feeling is that my publicist at Macmillan is the expert, and the success of my books is largely in her hands.

Then I realized I actually do quite a bit of promotion in my own, laid-back way. I just don’t much notice my efforts because… Continue reading

Good Times at WonderCon

WonderCon Building Worlds with Words Panel, March 25. L to r: Cecil Castellucci, Aditi Khorana, Margaret Stohl, Victoria Schwab, Lisa Yee, Gretchen McNeil, and Caragh O'Brien

WonderCon Building Worlds with Words Panel, March 25, 2016. L to r: Cecil Castellucci, Aditi Khorana, Margaret Stohl, Victoria Schwab, Lisa Yee, Gretchen McNeil, and Caragh O’Brien. Photo: Julia Hart

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Approaching the Games area

WonderCon was a blast, as expected. I arrived at the L.A. Convention Center last Friday with ample time to sit in on a couple of other presentations and wander the floor. I liked how the visitors in costume totally owned the conference, like when a couple of Spidermans encountered a J. Jonah Jameson (Peter Parker’s boss)… Continue reading

Star Wars, Cecil, and Princess Leia

517-Z0Wk6nL._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_You may have noticed the latest new craze for all things Star Wars which launched with Force Friday last week.  Here’s a fun fact.  My friend Cecil Castellucci was tapped to co-write (with Jason Fry) the Princess Leia book Moving Target because Cecil is both a great YA science fiction writer and a huge Star Wars fan.

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It’s true: I have an R2-D2 Lego piece.

I’ve been delighted to see Cecil in the spotlight.  Aside from Moving Target, Cecil has published a recent space-faring… Continue reading