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, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
This week, I’m going to be talking about the subject I know most about: myself! Well, sort of. Jen has asked me to talk about my own experience with finding a literary agent, and I have agreed to lay out my experience with the daunting task of finding representation. I wrote my first YA fiction […]
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 […]
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 […]
What does a 34 year-old-woman do after she’s written a Young Adult novel? She has doubts. That was the state I found myself in. I’m what we’d call ‘yold.’ That’s young and old, people. Young enough that I can still remember being seventeen as not some foreign state. But old enough that I worried my […]