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EPA SCBWI Fall Philly Registration is LIVE!!!

Dear Alison, I cannot tell a lie. I am recycling a post from Eastern PA SCBWI's  Easternpennpoints . Well, I guess I'm not recycling--what's that buzz word we used all summer? That's right, repurposing! I'm repurposing the blog post I wrote and for good reason because.... FALL PHILLY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER And it’s better than ever. Yes, we've got an all-star line-up of PA authors and acquiring agents at this year’s Fall Philly. October 23, 2016 9am – 4pm Warwick Hotel at Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adam Lehrhaupt (I Will Not Eat You), Elizabeth Kann (Pinkalicious), Becky Birtha (Lucky Beans), Diana Rodriguez Wallach (Anastasia Phoenix), Jennifer Hansen Rolli (Just One More), as well as your hosts, Kim Briggs and Alison Green Myers, will entertain you with five craft focused sessions throughout the day. And… Sign up for one-to-one pitch sessions with acquiring agents. Adriana Dominguez (Full Circle Literary), Linda Camacho (

Plot Holes? Just dig around.

Dear Kim, Another great session with agent-extraordinaire, Carrie Howland is in the books! (Literally.) Did you love the radial plotting exercise as much as I did? Mapping out Killer: A Love Story from the explosive climax outward gave me so much to think about. Adding to all of the AH-HAHs from my trusty plot map, I had an equally jaw dropping moment recently when Meg dug around my story and uncovered a major hole. That's me. And Ernesto. And Meg. We spent some time digging in the sand, but way more muscle was given to digging around our stories. Meg was on residency at the Foundation. ( I talk about the honor here .) Our group met daily to share pages we'd worked on during the retreat. Meg took home (well, to her cabin) several pages a night to review for us. One night she discovered the biggest hole in my manuscript. Like GRAND CANYON hole. Like, HOW-IN-THE-WORLD-COULD-I-MISS-THIS-HOLE, hole. Since the retreat I've been working on filling in an

Cover Reveal: Overcast by M.S. Kaye

Dear Alison, Guess what?!?! I've got some more Inkspell Publishing news from M.S. Kaye. Echo Through the Mist, Book 2 of the Taken Series releases today.  She's revealing the cover for Overcast, the Prequel of the Taken Series, and I've got my hands on Endless as the Rain: The Taken Series: Book 1 which I can't wait to read. So here goes,  Echo Through the Mist Book 2 of the Taken Serie s New Release! Can Adriane handle Stein’s connection to her past and the truth of his motivations? As Alec and Adriane investigate the reason his father’s old organized crime competitor returned to the city, Adriane eventually realizes Alec is hiding something from her. Will his continued secrecy threaten their relationship? Will the truth of Stein’s motivations rip Adriane away from Alec?   Amazon    |    iBooks    |    Barnes& Noble    |    Kobo    |    ARe Add to your to-read on Goodreads . Excerpt: “He didn

Cover Reveal: Starr Fall, Book One of the Young Adult Romance Series by Kim Briggs

Dear Alison, Today's the day. Today's the day. Today's the day for STARR FALL's cover reveal.  I can't believe I FINALLY get to share this GORGEOUS cover with the world and guess what?!?! The BUY links are live so anyone and EVERYONE can PRE-ORDER their copy of STARR FALL. Dive into STARR FALL's cover. Breathtaking, right? Awe-inspiring? Most definitely. Spark your interest? I hope so!! Starr Fall Book One of the Starr Fall Series By Kim Briggs Release date: November 4, 2016 Publisher: Inkspell Publishing ISBN: 978-1-939590-94-7 Pre-Order Buy Links:  Amazon  Kobo About the Book: On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love. Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested i