It's startiiinnnnggggg. The air is crisper and you can smell the pumpkin spice wafting from every Starbucks nationwide--a call to the trees, time to drop your leaves. FALL IS HERE, and with it, SPOOKY SEASON. Lyndall Clipstone's Lakesedge (Fierce Reads) couldn't arrive at a more perfect time. This lush and romantic gothic fantasy features a cursed lake and (sexy? I shouldn't expose myself like this) monsters. Preorder or grab a copy from your local indie on September 28th!
You'll hear about all this and more:
Writing Community News - #5amWritersClub Virtual Donut Party theme "Backstory Distillery" on September 17th, NaNoWriMo prep has already started at nanowrimo.org with a six-week idea-generating event, Pitch Wars application window opening this month.
What We're Reading - P.J. talks about Madeliene Roux's Reclaimed, and Nat goes on a rant about Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake.
Lyndall's use of her English Literature PhD "The Appeal of the Male Monster" to craft Lakesedge.
The process of revising Lakesedge in Author Mentor Match, querying, success with a pitch contest, agent calls, and auctions.
What it's like being an international author, debuting during a pandemic, and publishing delays.
How to approach marketing your book, coming up with social media content, and developing a brand as a writer.
Books that inspired Lyndall to write Lakesedge, and the homework she gave Nat for Author Mentor Match.
What makes a book "gothic"?
IMPORTANT LINKS FROM THE SHOW
Check out reviews - and leave one yourself - on Goodreads
Let us know if there’s anything you want to hear about later this season. Until then...