Category: OAAA

Given to the Sea, Mood, and ..

Given to the Sea, Mood, and Expectations: A Sort-of Review

Expectations can kill a book for me. But let me start at the beginning. I love Mindy McGinnis. She is one of my favorite authors and definitely one of the coolest people I know. Because of this all of her books have most anticipated reads. Now add in a high fantasy. Recipe for brilliance yes? […]

April 26, 2017

OAAA 2017: Erin McCahan, THE..

OAAA 2017: Erin McCahan, THE LAKE EFFECT

Introducing The Lake Effect and South Haven, Michigan   “The beach, Baby!  The Beach!” – Briggs Henry, The Lake Effect My third novel, The Lake Effect, releases July 11th, and Erin here at the Book Nut – Erin who is the Book Nut, which is really the best kind of nut to be, isn’t it? […]

April 24, 2017

OAAA 2017: Edith Pattou from..

OAAA 2017: Edith Pattou from “East” to “West”

I am currently on the home stretch of the final revisions for the sequel to my book East, the title of which, fittingly, is West. It is scheduled to be published Fall 2018. When I finished East more than 14 years ago, I had no thought of writing a sequel. I considered it a stand-alone […]

April 19, 2017

OAAA2017: Jody Casella’..

OAAA2017: Jody Casella’s Ten “Simple” Steps to Writing a Novel

How to Write a Book in Ten* Simple** Steps*** By Jody Casella Well, first you’ve got to have an idea or two. If you’re stuck, you can base it on a real experience. For example, say there was this time in your life, a gazillion years ago, when you were best friends with a guy […]

April 14, 2017

OAAA 2017: Welcoming Back La..

Hello friends! Today with have paranormal author Laura Bickle back on the blog. She is a returning OAAA author and wonderful all around person. Hi Laura, welcome back. What have you been up to in the last year? Thanks so much for having me! I’ve been at work the Wildlands series for Harper Voyager. The […]

April 13, 2017

OAAA 2017: A Interview with ..

Today we have an OAAA newbie. She’s written about the Civil War and other historical events. Welcome to the blog, Kathy Cannon Wiechman!   1. Hi Kathy, welcome to OAAA. As a newbie to this event can you tell us a bit about yourself? Kathy: I have been a writer since the age of five, […]

April 12, 2017

OAAA 2017: Liz Coley on Publ..

OAAA 2017: Liz Coley on Publishing VS Self Publishing

Welcome back to The Book Nut’s favorite Hybrid Author, Liz Coley! 1. Liz, you’ve participated in both years of this event, welcome back! What have you been up to in this past year?  Thanks for hosting this celebration again. Over the past year I’ve been like a seven-headed hydra! I’ve been shopping two different novels […]

April 10, 2017

OAAA 2017: A Chat with Marga..

OAAA 2017: A Chat with Margaret Peterson Haddix

Hi guys. Today we’re talking to one of my all time favorite authors! She was one of the first authors I had on my auto-buy list and has remained there for over a decade. Come to think of it, it may soon be time for a Shadow Children reread. Please welcome Margaret Peterson Haddix! Margaret […]

April 4, 2017

OAAA 2017: Regina Jeffers on..

OAAA 2017: Regina Jeffers on “Jane and Romance Novels”

Good afternoon, today we have an awesome guest post from regency romance author Regina Jeffers! Her books Darcy’s Passions and Darcy’s Temptations are two of my favorites in my Austen FF collection. Welcome back Regina! — According to the Romance Writers of America, “the main plot of a romance novel must revolve around the two […]

April 3, 2017

OAAA 2017: Lorie Langdon, &#..

OAAA 2017: Lorie Langdon, “My Publishing Journey”

MY PUBLISHING JOURNEY by Lorie Langdon The Uncommon Route: I’m not sure if there’s a “typical” way to find a literary agent and get a publishing deal. It seems every story is different. But my route was more convoluted than most. The first book I pitched and queried to agents was an adult Time Travel […]

April 2, 2017