Releasing Today: June 7, 2016

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

HOW IT ENDS II   Ivory and Bone   LIFE BEFORE   Marked Girl   MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK   WALK OF SHAME   the sound of us

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Printable Release Calendar for June!

Here’s our handy printable release calendar to help you keep track of all the sweet June debuts coming at you soon!

Click here for the June 2016 calendar in .pdf format

 

JUNE Book Cover Calendar

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#SixteensBlogAbout Gratitude

Christmas candles

Under under a Creative Commons license. (c) Markus Grossalber

//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

Ferris Wheel Day

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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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Meet the Author: Michele Bacon

Michele BaconMichele Bacon writes contemporary fiction for young adults and adults. (She also bakes ooey gooey brownies, finds inner calm in Tree Pose, and plays a mean game of Caylus.) Everything Michele has ever written started as a note scrawled on a scrap of paper (or 17 scraps of paper.) When she’s not writing, Michele enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three young children. (Also, she tends to overuse parentheses.)

Michele’s debut, LIFE BEFORE Skyhorse/Sky Pony, Spring 2016), is a contemporary Young Adult novel. LIFE BEFORE is a compelling, suspenseful coming-of-age story about a 17-year-old boy on the run, the danger following him, and the life he’s left behind.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: Erich Segal’s LOVE STORY. She stole it from her mother’s shelf and read it in her closet with a flashlight. She loved reading anything adults said was inappropriate (and she carried that book around at the bottom of her back pack for months.)
  • Childhood aspiration: She wanted to be an author and a mother. (It took her many jobs and many years to get here!)
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: She prefers to write first thing in the morning, but she has small children. . .so she writes at nap time.
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: Lisa Genova’s INSIDE THE O’BRIENS.
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): She enjoys her family, travel, baking, skiing, practicing yoga, playing board games, and exploring Seattle.
  • Surprising personal fact: She has visited all 50 states, and is working on a second round, with a more rigorous definition of “visit.”
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: She really looks forward to connecting with readers.

Where to find her:

Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Add Book

#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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