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Minecraft inspiration and a Royal Competition in The Cup and the Prince

I have a new book coming up, and I hope you’re as excited as I am! It’s The Cup and the Prince, and it’s coming out on October 15th. There were tons of things behind this book, but I…
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Teachers are badasses: why my upcoming protagonist is one

As I was planning my upcoming series, Kingdom of Curses and Shadows, I thought that I wanted the main female character to be a badass. It was mostly for variety, since in my previous novels the heroin…
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Within Magic Audiobook is Out!

Super happy that Within Magic, the final book in the YA fantasy series Portals to Whyland, is out in audiobook. Now you can hear the entire series!  😊 The narrator is Winona Owen, who also narrate…
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Testing a different cover for Kissing Magic – What do you think?

Let me cut to the chase. I’m testing a different cover for Kissing Magic, and if you answer a poll below, telling me what you think, you’ll be super helpful, I’ll be happy, and you&#…
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Some thoughts on wavy, bushy, and curly hair.

I have a black grandma, or had, as she’s been gone from this world for some time now. Since I knew her, she had thin grey hair that was snow white and straight. Perhaps because of her hair, perhaps …
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Songs that inspired some of my characters

I think songs can work on emotions, either through the melody, the lyrics, or a combination of both. I had heard that authors sometimes have playlists for characters, but it wasn’t something I did a…
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YA charity mega bundle – YA books for a good cause!

This is an exceptional collection of YA books! Half the MegaBundle profits will go to Mighty Writers, a non-profit organization benefiting children’s literacy that is also doing some important f…
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Star Spark by Day Leitao Release Blitz- excerpt and giveaway

  This is awesome. It’s my own book, and I’m happy to host it on my blog. This blitz is organized by Rockstar Book Tours There’s also a $20 giveaway, so make sure to scroll down…
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Star Spark is out – And why launching a book is terrifying

Star Spark is out today. Yay! It took longer to come out than I had originally planned, but it’s finally here. I’m really happy to bring these characters and this story to life. That said, launch …
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How a cover saved a book

Star Spark is the first novel I’ve ever written, or rather, the first novel I ever started to write. Oh, wait, there was that one novel I started when I was nine, but that doesn’t count. Anywa…

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