Megan O’Russell

Publishing Takes a Community (special guest post by Megan O’Russell)

Publishing Takes a Community (special guest post by Megan O’Russell)

The below post is from one of my fellow writers, Megan O'Russell at Silence in the Library Publishing.  She talks about the writing community, which has been a topic of a few of my past blogs posting.  I feel honored that Megan mentioned me in the below!  And the second book, The Siren's Realm, in her YA fantasy series all about magic just released today! ---------------------- Writing can feel like a very solitary venture. I spend much of my time sitting by myself, dreaming up scenes and then pounding them out at my keyboard. I’m an actor by trade, and I’m used to only being able...

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Spread the Word! SUSPECTED Releases on Earth Day!

Hi friends and readers, It's almost time for SUSPECTED to release across the mass markets!  That means it's coming out in vendors like Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and ibooks on Earth Day April 22nd!  If it's not on the shelves at your local bookstore, you can always get the store to order you a copy.  My publisher uses one of the large printers that all local bookstores have a relationship with: Ingram.  Where there is a bookstore, you'll be able to get any of The Elected Series books. So...amid all the presales fun with SUSPECTED, I have a blog tour/media blitz starting on Earth Day,...

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Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Many of you know that SUSPECTED is now out for pre-sale, as evidenced by the 135 copies sold already. But for those who don't know, SUSPECTED, the 2nd book in the ELECTED trilogy, is on pre-sale for one month, with all the freebies and limited edition items that entails!  My publisher conducts pre-sales through Kickstarter, and you can access that site here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/ya-fiction-from-silence-in-the-library-four-sequel?ref=nav_search  The Kickstarter involves all of Silence in the Library Publishing's winter Young Adult (YA) book sequels that are up for presale,...

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Megan O’Russell Writing Advice: No arranged marriages in writing!

Megan O’Russell Writing Advice:  No arranged marriages in writing!

Author Megan O'Russell is one of my sister-writers (meaning she's published through the same house as me:  Silence in the Library Publishing).  I'm proud to have her on my blog today, talking about her writing advice and how she went through the writing process with her young adult fantasy The Tethering.  What I like best is the way she describes outlining like it's an arranged marriage.  I love outlining before I write, but I can totally see Megan's point and why people may not want to do it.  Check out her reasoning below!   Writing Advice From Megan: Most of the advice...

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