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Laura Ellen’s Top Ten Blog Posts

#8: The Scary Art of Query Writing Let’s face it, query writing can be scary. Most of us would much rather begin writing a new novel than boil down the one we just finished into a short, concise pitch. But if the rest of the world is to read that finished novel, you’ll have to […]

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It’s Friday, Featuring . . .

Possess by Gretchen McNeil Published August 23rd 2011 Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare […]

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It’s Friday! Featuring…

For my first blog back after a very long-lasting, not-so-fun eye infection, I have decided to start a regular Friday post featuring upcoming or just-released must-reads. Here’s my first installment: Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan Published September, 2011   Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteen-year-old, her […]

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Will Kindle kill the Publishing House?

Yeah, I know I promised a debrief on the SCBWI LA conference, but this does sort of relate. While at the conference my friend Su brought her kindle and I got to check it out. Pretty cool. I especially liked how one can change the font size – for someone like me who can’t read […]

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