Staying Sane Between Projects

By Jennifer Bowen on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Whenever I’ve had the opportunity to ask questions of my role models (both actors and writers), my number one ask is, “How do you stay sane when you’re not working?” Almost everyone has had variations on the same response: find another artistic outlet that will help fuel your creativity, and remind you that you like […]


How and When to Walk Away From a Project

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

If you’re anything like me, knowing when to step away from your work is not always the easiest task. Or even close to the realm of easy tasks. I usually like to have one or two trustworthy friends look at my work before I send it out, and before that I’ve been known to mull […]


Tis the Season (For Giving Books)

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

Happy almost December, BookHivers! If you’re like me, it’s never too early to plan your holiday gift shopping. If you’re really like me, you started in September. I am a serial lender and giver of books. (Often I plan to lend books, and end up giving them instead. Looking at you, Gili Nir.) Finding a […]


BookHive Author of the Month: Ava Carmel

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

This month, BookHive is thrilled to present author of the month Ava Carmel, who tested her book Severe Silence with BookHive and is now publishing it via CreateSpace on Amazon. We could not be more thrilled for her! Below is an interview that BookHive Queen Bee Jennifer Bowen conducted with Ava. Ava Carmel – Author: […]


Interview with Penguin’s Brian Geffen

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, November 7th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing, Young Adult. No Comments

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and befriending Brian Geffen, editor at Penguin Random House’s children’s division, called Philomel. He is a smart, friendly, wonderful person and was kind enough to answer some questions for BookHive. Here’s how that conversation went down: Tallie: How long have you been in publishing? How long have you […]


On Taking Professional Critiques

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, October 31st, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Writing. No Comments

So you’ve written your book. Amazing! Congratulations! Maybe it’s even your second or third book, you total rockstar. If you already have a literary agent, then chances are the two of you are already talking about how to proceed. But if you don’t…now what? Are you ready to send a query and sample pages, or […]


Thrillers and Mysteries and Devil Tales, Oh My

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Writing. No Comments

Happy Halloweek, BookHivers! If you’re anything like me, and you love this spooky holiday, you know how lovely it can be to indulge in a particularly chilling tale around this time of year. Gone Girl was all the rage last year, but if you’re looking for another haunting title, then this is the blog post […]


An Inside Look at Book Festivals

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Novels, Writing. No Comments

A great way to stay abreast of what’s new in the publishing world is to attend local book festivals. A simple google search of your town or city followed by “Book Festival” will tell you when and where your next one will be! I’ve spoken to Patrick Weir, intern at Melville House Publishing about his […]