Author Guest Posts

Guest posts are sorted by age group of the book that is being featured. The three categories are Middle Grade (MG), Young Adult (YA), and Adult. New Adult will be sorted as Adult.

Middle Grade

Bridget Hodder (The Rat Prince): Why Fairy Tales? A Theory of Magic

Gail Donovan (Finchosaurus): Getting Inside the Mind and Heart of a Fifth Grader

Monica Tesler (The Heroes Return): Building Fantastical Worlds in Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Nancy J. Cavanaugh (Elsie Mae Has Something to Say): My Writing Process for Elsie Mae Has Something to Say

R. M. Romero (The Dollmaker of Kraków): Remembrance and Return

Wendy McLeod MacKnight (The Frame-Up): The World Behind the Frame


Young Adult

Amber R. Duell (Fragile Chaos): Infusing Myth with Reality

B. W. Morris (Six Pack: Emergence): The Journey to The Six Pack Series

Ben Galley (The Heart of Stone): Creating Diverse Character Personalities

Casey Griffin (Secrets of a Reluctant Princess): Speaking to Teens

Christina Bauer (Angelbound): Top 10 Ways to Find a Good Book

Dan Elish (The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons): What I’ve Learned after Writing Nine Novels

Deanna Cabinian (One Night): Writing from a Guy’s Perspective as a Female Author

Elle Cosimano (The Suffering Tree): How I Found the Perfect Agent

Gia Cribbs (The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan): Plotting, Pantsing, and the Art of Surprise

J. Keller Ford (Bane of the Dragon King): Saying Goodbye to Fallhollow

K. M. Robinson (Golden): How to Score a Killer Author Interview

Katya de Becerra (What the Woods Keep): Exploring the Subconscious with What the Woods Keep

Kristin Smith (Forgotten): Is Dystopian Dead?

Lauren Jankowski (Fragile Chaos): Building the Meadows, the Home of the Guardians

Mallory McCartney (Black Dawn): Creating a Fantasy and Its History

Meg Eden (Post-High School Reality Quest): Translating Play: Turning Games into Novels

Mon D. Rea (Elemental Ninjas): Over-genre-lized! (or Why I Genre Hop)

Shaila Patel (Soulmated): Avoiding the Traps in Writing Romance



Alex Abaz (Internet Marketing Tips-4-Clicks): Why Free eBook Downloads and Giveaways are Not a Super Book Deal for Authors or Readers and How Reviews and Ratings Can Help

Devorah Fox (The Lost King): Pros and Cons of Fantasy Writing

Elise Kova (The Alchemists of Loom): Timeline of Events Leading up to and in The Alchemists of Loom

J. L. Pattison (Saving Kennedy): 6 Tips on Using Social Media for Writers who Don’t Like Using Social Media


Upcoming Guest Posts!

Rajani LaRocca (Midsummer’s Mayhem): TBD

Authors, please contact Kester if you are interested in writing one!