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LATEST NEWS

KILLMAN CREEK, the second installment in Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake Series, debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal Fiction eBooks Bestseller List.

- HONOR AMONG THIEVES by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre was one of Book Bub’s Biggest Teen Books for Adults Coming in 2018.

- Brit + Co's 8 Exciting Debut Novels to Kick Off the New Year included ISLAND OF SWEET PIES AND SOLDIERS by Sara Ackerman.

- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books gave AGAINST ALL ODDS by Jezz de Silva a great review.

- David Mack had an article on Tor's blog about  choosing a title for your novel.

- The cover of TWICE DEAD by Caitlin Seal was revealed on YA Interrobang.

- Christina Henry’s ALICE was listed as one of Book Axe’s 5 Magical Fairytale Retellings.

- Kings River Life’s list of the Best books of 2017 included KISS THE BRICKS by Tammy Kaehler, CURSE ON THE LAND by Faith Hunter, and GRAVE RANSOM by Kalayna Price

- Barnes & Nobles's Sci-fi and Fantasy Blog posted an article about why librarians make great heroes that featured Genevieve Cogman’s THE LOST PLOT.

- Congratulations to the following novels for being Romantic Times Nominees for Best Books for 2017!

Sci Fi & Fantasy/Epic Fantasy Novel:

R.S. Belcher—QUEEN OF SWORDS

NK Jemisin—THE STONE SKY

Historical/First Historical Romance:

Amy Jarecki—THE HIGHLAND DUKE

Historical/Inide Digital Historical Romance:

Cat Sebastian—THE RUIN OF A RAKE

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Worldbuilding:

Nalini Singh—SILVER SILENCE

Chloe Neill—BLADE BOUND

Ann Aguirre—THE DEMON PRINCE*

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Novel:

James Alan Gardner—ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS WERE SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT

Series Romance:

Michele Hauf—TAMING THE HUNTER*

Contemporary/Indie Digital Contemporary Romance:

Annabeth Alberts—OFF BASE*

* Not sold by TKA


Round Table

If you weren’t in the publishing industry, what would you be doing?

 

Pamela Harty

I would be an interior designer and sell my paintings as a side business.

 

 

 

Lucienne Diver

Well, I write fiction already (the Latter-Day Olympians books, the Vamped series and more), but if I weren’t already doing that, I’d love to be a travel writer or host a travel show.

 

 

Nephele Tempest

It’s difficult for me to say what I’d be doing if I didn’t work in publishing, as I already circled through several industries (including publishing at the very start) before landing here. But if it didn’t require starting over from scratch, I think I’d like to do something related to music.

 

Melissa Jeglinski

If I wasn’t in the publishing industry I would probably have gone into Veterinary medicine. I would love to have a cat clinic and help out local rescues. 

 

 

Kristy Hunter

If I didn’t work in publishing, I probably would be a lawyer, but my dream job (other than my current job!) would be to work as a photographer for National Geographic.  

 

 

Janna Bonikowski

If I weren’t involved in the publishing industry, apparently I’d be running a farm in order to entertain my dog. Those who follow me on social media might know that my family has recently adopted a puppy. She’s a Border Collie, which is a working dog, typically used for sheep herding. This has prompted quite a bit of speculation around the dinner table about what sort of animals we should get for Demon Fluff to herd (mainly so she’ll stop herding us). The suggestions have run from ducks and chickens to sheep and alpacas, even a llama they’ve already named Barack Ollama.

I have never loved books more.


Author Tip of the Month

Cathryn Fox is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her latest novel is LEVELED, the second book in the Blue Bay Crew series.

When I’m asked what is the one piece of advice I’d give to other authors, it’s always this: write every day, stay away from the drama, and surround yourself with positive people. You want to be with people who help build you up, not tear you down. As the saying goes, “Make sure everyone in your boat is rowing, and not drilling holes when you’re not looking.”

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