Releasing Today: January 5, 2016

Congratulations to our members with books releasing today!  Click on the covers below for more information about each title:

Bounders_cvr_LR-2   Curio   Firsts Cover   paper wishes_cover   Marieke Nijkamp (THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS)

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Printable Release Calendar for January!

2016 is coming up fast!  In less than a month, you’ll be able to get your hands on some of the great 2016 debuts.  Each month, we’ll be posting a printable calendar to help you keep track of those upcoming releases.  Here’s January’s calendar.  Print it, post it, cover it with hearts!

Click here for the January 2016 calendar in .pdf format

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Thanks to our printable calendar team: Sarah Alexander,  Jenn Nguyen, Dee Romito, Kathy MacMillan, Randi Pink and designer Ava Jae!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#SixteensBlogAbout Gratitude

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIn our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about gratitude! Check out the posts below to see what we are grateful for, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

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1) Stephanie Scott blogged about writing friends and the support of the community.

2) Breeana Shields blogged about passions and doing what you love.

3) Cynthia Reeg blogged about Thanksgiving.

4) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn blogged about the debut experience.

5) Jenn Bishop blogged about ups and down and support along the way.

6) Kristy Acevedo blogged about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

7) Everly Frost blogged about seven days of gratitude.

8) Michele Bacon blogged about 1977.

9) And Marieke Nijkamp blogged about readers, over at The Silver Words.

Curious? Follow the links and spread the word!

#SixteensBlogAbout Weird Research

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIn our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about weird research! Check out the posts below to find out some of the weirdest things our authors have done or read in the name of research, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

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1) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn wrote about her sometimes troublesome search history.

2) Sarah Schauerte talks about how studying screenwriting techniques helped her with her debut.

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Top Sixteen: Author Nightmares

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1. SOMETHING’S MISSING: the launch is planned, the cover is fantastic, the publisher is all ready to go….except you completely and totally forgot to write the book!

2. You’re all set for the launch date, and the morning of you wake up and realize…IT WAS ALL A DREAM. You haven’t sold your book and there are three rejections waiting in your email box.

3. You’ve been anxiously awaiting the day for months, and finally it’s here. You open up your box of ARCs only to find that the publisher has put in not your professional author photo, but an image they found of you by Google image searching your name . . . and it’s from your crazy antics in college.

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#SixteensBlogAbout Writing Spaces

Office with a view - Day 212 of Project 365

Office with a view. (c) purplemattfish. Used under a Creative Commons license.

In our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about writing spaces! Check out the posts below to find out some of our authors favorite writing spaces, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

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1) Sarah Ahiers shared her brand new, fancy standing desk.

2) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn‘s writing space isn’t static — it changes all the time.

3) Michele Bacon is contemplating a standing desk… but has a different solution for now.

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#SixteensBlogAbout Characters

Photo by Stefano Montagner (used under a Creative Commons licence.)

Photo by Stefano Montagner (used under a Creative Commons licence.)

In July, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about characters! Check out the posts below, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!  Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout. Until next month, happy reading!

1) Bethany C Morrow introduced us to one of her favorite characters from The Last Life of Avrilis: Triton, of the silver planet.

2) Ava Jae blogged about developing characters instinctively.

3) Laura Shovan commemorated a killed darling from her debut The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

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