Reading In Your Genre

By BookHive Admin on Friday, March 17th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing, Young Adult. No Comments

My reading list always feels almost overwhelmingly long. Between book recommendations from friends and the New York Times and classics I somehow didn’t have to read in school, constantly updating to include new releases, I will probably never end up completing it. But thanks to the joy of reading and discovering new worlds in books, […]

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 […]

Weekly (or Daily, or Hourly!) Writing Prompts

By Jennifer Bowen on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing, Young Adult. No Comments

When I first began writing regularly, I didn’t necessarily think of myself as a “writer.” I thought of myself as someone who liked to write, but never someone who would try to make a career out it it. Since then, I have written one full-length YA novel, about 17-year-old Mason Radley who develops schizophrenia when […]

How BookHive finds, vets, and refines our beta readers

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I soft launched BookHive about a year and a half ago. We do beta reader research for authors with Fiction, YA/Middle Grade and Memoir manuscripts. I’ve learned a lot about what makes a great beta reader and am still learning. Our results for each testing are a 35+ page report full of feedback, both qualitative […]

BookHive August 2015 Author-Of-The-Month: Elisabeth Morten

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

When a manuscript rises to the top at BookHive that we test with our beta readers – we name that writer our Author-Of-The-Month! Three cheers for Elisabeth Morten on delivering the goods in her second book, Red Dove: Tell Truth to Darkness, in her YA trilogy. This interview covers what her book is about, her […]