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THE FALLOUT author S.A. Bodeen on working with her editor

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For me, the part of writing a novel that I look forward to and dread in equal parts is the process of editorial revision. I am so fortunate to work with the best editor ever, Liz Szabla. When I send her a novel, I’ve been over and over it to the point that I can’t stand it anymore. But for some reason, she knows exactly what questions to ask to ignite something creative that makes me look at the story with clear eyes and a fresh outlook. She makes me actually want to dive back in. The process of The Fallout was no different than the previous three novels. There was a fairly dicey moment when Liz sent back the manuscript to me for the first time and I realized only about half of it was there. Why? Because the whole thing pretty much sucked and Liz knew it and there wasn’t much point in even going past the first half if it had to be totally rewritten anyway, right?

(Insert heavy sigh here.)

There was probably a day (okay fine, a week) on my part of wanting to give up. But then I looked at what she had to say and knew she was right. So I got to work. A lot of work. And when I sent the extensive revisions back to her, this is the note I sent along:

So your notes about my draft were spot on, as always. It seems like I weave my web but never quite get enough strands to shore it up. But a sequel is a new animal for me, ugh. So, I think I’ve come up with ways that make this much stronger. I realized that everyone was either a dish rag or a saint, pretty much. I dumped a bunch of stuff, but then added more, so fingers crossed that it is closer to where it needs to be.

 And, of course, that draft was much closer to where it needed to be. I realized long ago that I am this type of writer: lousy at writing but would go toe-to-toe with anyone at revising. And I’m okay with that. Especially when I have an editor like Liz to get those revisions where they need to be. For me, writing a novel is a collaborative process and my books would not be what they are without my editor.

S.A. Bodeen

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The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen is available Tuesday, September 24!

Want to know more?

See S.A. Bodeen on the September Fierce Reads Tour!
Read an excerpt of The Fallout.
Follow S.A. Bodeen on Twitter!

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Blog Tour: The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen

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Eli and his family can run, but they can’t hide! The Fallout is S.A. Bodeen’s long-awaited sequel to The Compound. We won’t post any spoilers here but we’d love it if you checked out the blog tour where there will be giveaways, guest posts by the author, and more!

Monday 9/16
Live to Read

Tuesday 9/17
Word Spelunking

Wednesday 9/18
I Read Banned Books

Thursday 9/19
Book YA Review

Friday 9/20
The Book Monsters

Monday 9/23
The Midnight Garden

Tuesday 9/24
Adventures of a Book Junkee

Wednesday 9/25
MacTeenBooks

Thursday 9/26
That Artsy Reader Girl

Friday 9/27
Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

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The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen is available Tuesday, September 24!

Want to know more?

See S.A. Bodeen on the September Fierce Reads Tour!
Read an excerpt of The Fallout.
Follow S.A. Bodeen on Twitter!

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Blog Tour: Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts

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The end of everything is filled with beginnings. Alexandra Coutts’ Tumble & Fall comes out later this month and the book makes you wonder: What would you do if you knew the world was about to end? How would you spend the last few days/weeks/months? Find out in Tumble & Fall and be sure to check out the blog tour to find out more about the book, the author, and even enter to win some books!

Monday 9/9
Bibliophilia, Please

Tuesday 9/10
Proud Book Nerd

Wednesday 9/11
YA Romantics

Thursday 9/12
Alexa Loves Books

Friday 9/13
Fic Fare

Monday 9/16
ExLibris Kate

Tuesday 9/17
Read Now Sleep Later

Wednesday 9/18
MacTeenBooks Blog

Thursday 9/19
Karin’s Book Nook

Friday 9/20
Book YA Review

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Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts goes on sale Tuesday September 17, 2013!

Want to know more?

See Alexandra Coutts on the September Fierce Reads Tour!
Read an excerpt!
Follow Alexandra Coutts on Twitter!

 

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Blog Tour: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

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Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Leila Sales’ new book, This Song Will Save Your Life, will leave you celebrating! Be sure to check out the blog tour we’ve got lined up for Leila and her book where Leila answers some Q&As, writes about how to dates a DJ, and more! Oh, and we hear there will be some book giveaways included!

Monday 9/2
Wastepaper Prose

Tuesday 9/3
Alexa Loves Books

Wednesday 9/4
Good Books and Good Wine

Thursday 9/5
Once Upon a Prologue

Friday 9/6
Cuddlebuggery

Monday 9/9
Ticket to Anywhere

Tuesday 9/10
The Book Cellar

Wednesday 9/11
Hobbitsies

Thursday 9/12
The Irish Banana Review

Friday 9/13
I Swim for Oceans

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This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales goes on sale Tuesday, September 17!

Want to know more?

See Leila Sales on the September Fierce Reads Tour!
Listen to the playlist!
Watch the trailer!
Follow Leila on Twitter!

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Blog Tour: Delilah Dirk and The Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

Join troublemaker Delilah Dirk for a headlong plunge into adventure! We’ve got a snazzy blog tour worthy of Delilah lined up for this graphic novel, being published by First Second Books on Tuesday August 27.

Sunday 8/25
Book Sake

Monday 8/26
Manga Maniac Cafe

Tuesday 8/27
The Book Monsters

Wednesday 8/28
Finding Wonderland

Thursday 8/29
Bunbury in the Stacks

Friday 8/30
The Book Rat

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff is available August 27!

Want to know more?

Become a Fan on Facebook!
Read the original web comic online now!
Read Delilah Dirk and the Easy Mark, an all-new short story comic.

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Blog Tour: Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane

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Caprice Crane’s funny–and deeply felt–observations about high school, bullies, popularity, friendship, and romance will leave teens thinking…and talking, in Confessions of a Hater, her YA debut, available August 27!

Be sure to check out the blog tour to find out more about Caprice, the book, and even enter to win a book!

EDIT: All links have been updated to reflect their corresponding blog tour posts.

Monday 8/19
Live to Read

Tuesday 8/20
Chick Loves Lit

Thursday 8/22
A Backwards Story

Friday 8/23
Page Turners

Monday 8/26
Book Chic Club

Tuesday 8/27
MacTeenBooks

Thursday 8/29
Gone with the Words

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Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane is on sale August 27!

Read an excerpt!

Check out Caprice’s website, follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Caprice Crane is the author of several novels for adults, including Stupid and Contagious and With a Little Luck. She was born in Hollywood but don’t hold that against her. She doesn’t go wandering around with a tiny dog in her purse. Her mother, renowned film, television, and stage actress Tina Louise, is perhaps best known as Ginger Grant from the beloved sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Her father is former talk-show host and Grammy winner Les Crane. Caprice has worked for MTV Networks as a writer and producer, and has been a music supervisor for film and TV. Her screenwriting credits include 90210 (2008-13) and the movie Love Wedding Marriage. She divides her time between New York City and L.A.

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Blog Tour: The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

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What happens when the world turns against you?

That’s the big question in Alexander Gordon Smith‘s behemoth of a book, The Fury, on sale July 23, 2013. From the creator of the Escape from Furnace series, this is a ferocious epic of supernatural terror, perfect for Stephen King fans!

Check out the blog tour, which starts next week to find out what scares Gordon and what his playlist includes!

Monday 7/15
Jean BookNerd

Tuesday 7/16
My Shelf Confessions

Wednesday 7/17
Bookish

Thursday 7/18
Gone With the Words

Friday 7/19
Squeaky Books

Monday 7/22
My Bookish Ways

Tuesday 7/23
Jenna Does Books

Wednesday 7/24
MacTeenBooks

Thursday 7/25
Tales of a Ravenous Reader

Friday 7/26
Into the Hall of Books

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Revealing the First Chapter of Gennifer Albin’s Altered

ALTERED is the astonishing sequel to Gennifer Albin’s debut, CREWEL!

It won’t be on sale until October 2013 but we’ve got the first chapter ready to be revealed to you! Visit each of the blogs below next week to get a taste of the first chapter.

To get you more excited, a galley of Altered will also be given away at each stop! Be sure to follow along!

EDIT: All links have been updated!

Monday, May 20—Prologue and Part One of Chapter One
Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, May 21—Part Two of Chapter One
Cuddlebuggery

Wednesday, May 22—Part Three of Chapter One
Xpresso Reads

Thursday, May 23—Part Four of Chapter One
The Book Cellar

Friday, May 24—Part Five of Chapter One
BookYAReview

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Blog Tour: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Darkness Never Dies! Siege and Storm, the amazing sequel to Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, is almost here! Check out the epic blog tour we’ve got planned where you’ll get to know Leigh’s work playlist, her childhood favorite books, plus you’ll get to know more about your favorite characters. Did we mention that there will be book giveaways at these tour stops?

Monday 5/20
Novel Sounds

Tuesday 5/21
Supernatural Snark

Wednesday 5/22
Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday 5/23
YA Sisterhood

Friday 5/24
Cuddlebuggery

Saturday 5/25
BookYA Review

Sunday 5/26
YA Romantics

Monday 5/27
Icey Books

Tuesday 5/28
Tales of a Ravenous Reader

Wednesday 5/29
The Book Monsters

Thursday 5/30
Two Chicks on Books

Friday 5/31
Birth of a New Witch

Saturday 6/1
Into the Hall of Books

Sunday 6/2
Fic Fare

Monday 6/3
Mundie Moms

Tuesday 6/4
Moonlight Book Reviews

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Blog Tour: Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

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The world hasn’t ended…yet! Sky on Fire is the thrilling sequel to Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14, and we’ve got an amazing blog tour set up for it! We hope you’ll follow along. We hear there are giveaways being held at each tour stop…..

Monday 5/20
Squeaky Books

Tuesday 5/21
Reading Teen

Wednesday 5/22
Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Thursday 5/23
Book Haven Extraordinaire

Friday 5/24
Chick Loves Lit

Monday 5/27
Jean Book Nerd

Tuesday 5/28
MacTeenBooks

Wednesday 5/29
Princess Bookie

Thursday 5/30
YA Romantics

Friday 5/31
Adventures of a Book Junkie

See Emmy Laybourne on tour in June 2013!

Pre-order Monument 14: Sky on Fire today!

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