GUEST POST: My Adventures with New York City and Book Expo America 2012 by Kendra Saunders (@kendrybird)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I started off intending to write a simple rundown of BEA for the incredible folks over at Pure Textuality, but found that almost impossible. I’m too wordy and this trip turned out to be as much of an adventure for me as a writer and person as a business trip. What follows is the story I feel must be told…

New York City.

Admittedly, as we’re riding into the city, I keep asking how soon we’re going to be there, little-kid style, and gazing around at my surroundings with a bit of disappointment. Is this it? Is the city REALLY this small? Where are all of those big buildings that everyone shows in movies? Were they just a bunch of CGI buildings?

My boss says we’re about 5 miles out and I’m feeling a bit sulky. In New Hampshire, five miles out means ‘look around, this is it.’ Not so in NYC, I discover!

 

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INTERVIEW by @kendrybird: Emily White, Author of Elemental

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn’t mean she should.
But she wants to.
For ten years, since she was a small child, Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she’s escaped, she needs answers. Elemental, Emily White’s taut YA sci-fi thriller debut (Spencer Hill Press, May 2012) confronts many of our greatest fears… darkness, loneliness and the power within each of us to become either the hero or villain in the plotline of our life. Ella must discover whether she will be the prophesied Destructor or if she will, instead, be destroyed.
Young adults understand better than anyone the tumultuous questions of growing up, and will be able to relate strongly to Ella’s journey to discover who she is.
I interviewed Emily for Pure Textuality, asking her the questions only a fellow author could ask an author. Join us for some thoughts on inspiration, symbolism, music and the publishing process.
 
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REVIEW: Inanimate Objects by Kendra L. Saunders (@kendrybird)

Inanimate Objects is a dark and glittering novel of artists and magicians, muses and immortals. At the heart of the story is Leonidas Bondi, a charismatic young artist who falls under the watchful gaze of Matilda August. Matilda has been a patron to the stars for hundreds of years, but this fickle muse is more than a little taken with her new protégé, blurring her own lines of work and obsession. Providing opposition is Matilda’s son, Elisha, a moody figure who holds revenge above all else after he suffers a terrible wrong.

 

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REVIEW: Inanimate Objects by Kendra L. Saunders (@kendrybird)

Inanimate Objects is a dark and glittering novel of artists and magicians, muses and immortals. At the heart of the story is Leonidas Bondi, a charismatic young artist who falls under the watchful gaze of Matilda August. Matilda has been a patron to the stars for hundreds of years, but this fickle muse is more than a little taken with her new protégé, blurring her own lines of work and obsession. Providing opposition is Matilda’s son, Elisha, a moody figure who holds revenge above all else after he suffers a terrible wrong.

 

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GUEST POST: The Five Headed Muse by Guest Author Kendra Saunders (@kendrybird)

We are told never to share all of our wisdom at once or the universe might have no more use for us. That being said, here are five of the most precious writing gems I can share with you.

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GUEST POST: The Five Headed Muse by Guest Author Kendra Saunders (@kendrybird)

We are told never to share all of our wisdom at once or the universe might have no more use for us. That being said, here are five of the most precious writing gems I can share with you.

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