Writer Resolutions

It’s that time again, when I take a step back and look at what I’ve accomplished in the past twelve months, and think about what I want to get done in the brand new, sparkle-shiny upcoming year. Cliché as resolutions may be, I think having a certain time of year — be it the New... Continue Reading →

Taboo Or Not To Taboo

A guest post by Jo Zebedee, author of Abendau's Heir, Sunset Over Abendau, Abendau's Legacy, Inish Carraig, and the brand new dark fantasy release, Waters and the Wild. When I started my first book - which eventually became Abendau's Heir - I had nothing more in mind than writing something that had been floating around my... Continue Reading →

Small Press Publishing

*Based off my notes for the April 2017 Barnes & Noble panel on Publishing Your Book that I took part in, along with authors Carrie Firestone, Stephanie Robinson, and Jessica Haight*   Yesterday was #smallpressday2017. Congratulations to all those hardworking small presses out there! Keep up the good work! What is a small press? When... Continue Reading →

NESCBWI 17: Expand & Diversify Your Portfolio

This past weekend, April 21-23, some 700 kid lit authors, illustrators, and industry professionals got together in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the yearly Spring Conference of the New England region of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators), which this year was named Expand & Diversify Your Portfolio. This was my second time at... Continue Reading →

Boskone 54

Last weekend I made what has become my yearly pilgrimage to Boskone. For those who have never heard of it (and if you live in New England, you’ve definitely been missing out!), Boskone is a great science fiction and fantasy convention that leans heavily toward SF/F writers and readers. The con always has a fabulous... Continue Reading →

Juliana on Keystroke Medium LIVE

  Yesterday I was a guest on Keystroke Medium's LIVE! interview show, with hosts Josh Hayes and Scott Moon. I had so much fun chatting with Josh and Scott about writing, Young Adult fiction, and longswords! Keystroke has lots of terrific author interviews, and it's well worth checking out their YouTube channel. If you'd like to have... Continue Reading →

Heart Blade!

Finally, the cover I've been teasing you all with for months. I've been longing to share Merilliza Chan's gorgeous artwork, and here it is in all its glory. The official reveal took place on Sunday over at SFFWorld.com; check it out for an exclusive sneak peek excerpt. Heart Blade is now up on Goodreads, and... Continue Reading →

December Updates

The end (of the year) is nigh! Cue much panicked screaming and Kermit flailing as I rush around trying to finish all the stuff (ALL THE STUFFS!) that I should have finished oh...about a month ago. Procrastination, thy name is DVR queue. I’ve actually been keeping pretty busy, even taking into account distractions like the... Continue Reading →

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