Waiting for the First of September at 11 o’clock

 

 

Happy Hogwarts Express Day!

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Make sure you have your owl cozy:

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Between September 1 (first day of Hogwarts) and July 31 (Harry Potter’s birthday), Rowling’s world has a real effect on how I see the yearly calendar. Fictional days are the best!

Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! Somehow it’s Friday again? Not that I’m complaining, but this week kinda got away from me ( cough no blog posts cough). At least I can catch up with a good ol’ look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or fewer:

Reading: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Finally read it! Feels way more epic than I expected; love the family stuff too.

Writing: “first causality of the quiz bowl road trip—somehow dinosaur-related.”
No, it’s not a time-travel. Into revisions and hoping to have draft two ready by the end of the month (gulp).

Links Galore

A few mid-week links:

 

Links Galore

Start the week with some good link-age:

 

Attention MA Authors: Marketing and Bookstores Talk at the Writers’ Loft!

Allison PH flyer finalThese days, most authors have to finagle a lot of their own promotion. And unless you have a background in marketing, it can be difficult to figure out what’s worthwhile and who you should connect with and how you should plan for events.

That’s when you bring in the experts. Wednesday, July 22 (tomorrow!) friend, writer, and former bookstore event maven, Allison Pottern Hoch, is giving a talk at the Writers’ Loft about book marketing and working with local independent bookstores.

I’m excited to hear Allison’s advice and figure out ways I can better market my work and connect with the wonderful people at our local bookstores. Come on out and take notes with me!

Links Galore

Lots of links to start your week:

Links Galore

Lots of good links to share: