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Guest Post from Author S. M. Johnston

Guest Post from Author S. M. Johnston

Author S.M. Johnston (from Australia!) joins me today to discuss the five things she learned after she wrote her book, SLEEPER.  The novel released December 2nd.  I love her information on Australia, how her main character isn't white, and what she was told about the new adult genre from publishers.  1) I was writing a New Adult novel: When I first wrote SLEEPER, New Adult wasn’t a term that was commonly being thrown around. Whiling I was querying there was still a lot of resistance from agents to NA, and to a degree there still is. I probably would have been better making Mishca seventeen...

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Why a pen name?

There are two kinds of authors:  those who use a pen name and the people who choose to write under their real name.  Absolutely nothing else in writing is as black and white as that.  In all other aspects, types of authors vary infinitely.  But in this case, there's only two options. Many writers I know like writing under their own name.  There's a sense of pride in seeing your own name in print.  There's no confusion as to the name you answer to at book signings and other writing events.  Your parents can find your books on store shelves without asking you a million times how your "fake"...

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To All The Men…

Rest assured...if you're a man, and I've met you...YOU SIR, are featured in my books!  That's right!  Taylor Swift sings about her ex-boyfriends.  I write about them. To all my past boyfriends, teachers, guy friends, male movie characters I lusted after, men I talked to while waiting at a bus stop...and of course my wonderful husband.  Thank you for being unsuspecting influences behind the male characters in my books. (Now don't you want to read it and find out what character you might be?)  wahahahaha.... Some of my male characters are based on just a couple traits from you. ...

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