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Echoes of Us: guest post + giveaway

Echoes of Us: guest post + giveaway

Last year, Kat Zhang shared her journey to publication story with us, speaking to her experiences as a young author juggling school, writing, and the publishing industry. It seems fitting that with Echoes of Us, the last book in her dystopian Hybrid Chronicles releasing this month, Kat is back with us to talk about the series coming to an end, and how her life has changed because of it. After all, we as fans get emotional when favorite series come to an end, so it’s only natural that authors get sentimental, too! If you haven’t tried this series yet and you enjoy science fiction with a more introspective bent, you must pick this one up sometime. I’d recommend it to fans of thoughtful, character-driven books like The Lost Girl. Saying Goodbye to a Series by Kat Zhang It’s a cool thing to have books that release almost exactly one year… Read more »

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YA Authors Read Snarky Reviews

YA Authors Read Snarky Reviews

Ever read a review that made you cringe because you loved the book so much? Well, imagine how the author feels! As bloggers, we can’t constantly be thinking about how an author will receive critical observation, or we’d be so crippled by the thought that we’d never say anything at all–which is entirely contrary to the spirit of citizen reviewing. BUT. There are times when things get so snarky that you do feel bad for the undoubtedly lovely person who put pen to paper, especially if you’ve gotten to know the author online. While many writers choose not to read their negative reviews (or just aren’t admitting it), the savvy ones who do, learn to put this stuff into context and try not to take it too much to heart. But never let it be said that The Midnight Garden allows its guests to rest upon their laurels! We invited… Read more »

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Kat Zhang’s Publication Story & Advice for Aspiring Writers + giveaway!

Kat Zhang’s Publication Story & Advice for Aspiring Writers + giveaway!

I love finding debut authors who are able to combine an original story and strong voice. Last year’s What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang, the story of two souls inhabiting a single body, touched me with its thoughtful mood and lovely writing, and I’m so excited about seeing Addie and Eva’s story continue in its sequel. You probably already know that the author recently graduated from college, and it’s mind-boggling to think that she juggled writing, querying, revisions, and schoolwork all at once. As part of the official Once We Were blog tour, Kat is joining us today with a guest post on her journey to publication, as well as her advice to aspiring writers.  I want to know how she did it…don’t you? ~ Wendy My Journey to Publication by Kat Zhang I remember being seventeen, after finishing up my first book (not What’s Left of Me!), and… Read more »

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