Debut Author Elise Cyr’s Biggest Publishing Lesson: Be Your Own Advocate

siegeoftheheart_elisecyrAs a teenager, Elise Cyr wrote a story about a girl, her horse, and their desperate escape from a powerful warlock. It wasn’t your typical adolescent musing. It became the basis of Cyr’s debut novel, “Siege of the Heart,” recently published by Lyrical Press. (more…)

Debut Author Priscille Sibley’s Advice to Writers: Not so Fast

Image courtesy of Priscille Sibley.

Image courtesy of Priscille Sibley.

As the famous writing motto goes: Write what you know. Priscille Sibley, a neonatal intensive care nurse, certainly knows the subject matter of her debut novel, The Promise of Stardust. (more…)

A Top Literary Agent Shares Valuable Insights

"Jocund" (Artwork by Nina Fazzi)

“Jocund” by Nina Fazzi

I recently participated in an online discussion forum featuring a top literary agent, who shared her insights on a wide range of topics: from author’s platform to book contracts and more. (more…)

Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

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Alex Myers admits he’s lucky—he wrote a novel, got an agent, and published his book successfully. But he adds: “I was persistent, patient, and flexible. That might have helped.” (more…)