The VIRGIN AUTHORS are excited to talk to Nina about HOW TO WRITE STUNNING SENTENCES! All three Virgin Authors have purchased her book, How to Write Stunning Sentences, and we all LOVE IT! So helpful and we can't recommend it enough. Join us on Thursday, June 1st, on
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Jana Vandelaar's book signing with Mountain Shire Books & Gifts in Winter Park, CO was super successful. She is thrilled to be included in a mentorship with screenwriter Joany Kane through Story Summit in 2023.
Lyssa Reese had a fabulous time at Her Spirit Writing Retreat on December 4, 2022 and she is also excited to be included in a mentorship with Debra Engle through Story Summit in 2023.
Mandi McGuire is currently working closely with her agent , attending a women's writing retreat in Washington and attending Sonoma County Writer's Camp with Ellen Sussman & Elizabeth Stark, heading up most of the Virgin Authors' interviews with Zibby Books for 2023.
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Meet ANN GARVIN! Author of award-winning books and founder of TALL POPPY WRITERS. **Tenative date and discussion.
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Meet Katie Russell Newland & Anne R. Keene are two powerful non-fiction writers who will be sharing their experience in this genre. Katie wr...
Nicole Magistro is a professional reader and amateur mother who lives in the mountains of Colorado. She owned a bookstore for 15 years, wrote thousands of book reviews, and memorized a few too many bedtime stories. Her favorite place in the world is the real Read Island, which inspired this journey. As an author, Magistro is the winner of the Colorado Book Award, SCBWI Spark Honor, and a finalist in Reading the West Book Award. She has written READ ISLAND, a children's picture book, and shares how to CREATE YOUR OWN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Jane Delury 's first book, The Balcony, a novel-in-stories, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her prize-winning short stories have appeared in multiple publications, including The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and Narrative Magazine. HEDGE, her next book, is due out in June, 2023 and we had fun discussing the mechanics and her inspiration behind this beautiful, intense book. Jane is part of the Virgin Authors' exciting collaboration with Zibby Books.
Alison Kimble loves stories and believes in their power to shape our world and ourselves. Her writing blends the real and the fantastical and crosses genres of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi. She has written Strange Gods and shares how to STRENGTHEN A SUPPORT BASE
Brenda Janowitz is the author of seven novels, including THE GRACE KELLY DRESS, which has been optioned for film by Hallmark/ Crown Media. Her eighth novel, THE AUDREY HEPBURN ESTATE, will be published by Harper Collins/ Graydon House on April 18, 2023.
Megan Tady is a writer and editor running the company Word-Lift. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, among others. SUPER BLOOM, her debut novel, publishes May 2, 2023 by Zibby Books. She's working on her second novel, CHAMPIONS FOR BREAKFAST, publishing in 2024, also via Zibby Books. Megan lives in Western Massachusetts with her family.
March 16, 2023 - TESS THOMPSON is the USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary and historical Romantic Women’s Fiction with nearly 40 published titles. She shares how to successfully write series! After the Virgin Authors celebrated their 1st Year of INCREDIBLE SHOWS with some past guests and good friends, we managed to learn some fascinating tips from Tess on how she plans out her series (she has 10 different successful series published. TRULY AMAZING LADY and we were so grateful for her patience with our tiaras and celebration. Fun show with valuable info shared! Thank you Tess and everyone who took the time to be with us for this special show!
March 16, 2023 - Award-winning author, MARY OTIS with ZIBBY BOOKS delivers an arresting debut novel - BURST - that explores the relationship complexities between mothers and daughters, the desire to escape, and the longing to connect. Burst is a powerful story about how we become―and unbecome―our mothers, how we absorb the past, and how we burst into our own futures.
February 16, 2023 - REBECCA OLMSTEAD is an accomplished, award-winning author who shares how she writes in different genres. From inspirational, short story, cozy mysteries & essays. She's been a personal friend of all three of the Virgin Authors and we are THRILLED to have her on our show.
January 19, 2023 - GERRI RUSSELL shared some great tips on Staying Connected to Your Fans. Gerri is an award-winning and bestselling author of twenty novels and two novellas. Her novels are set in the twelfth to seventeenth century Scotland and fun and flirty contemporary novels set in the Pacific Northwest. A two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award and winner of the American Title II competition sponsored by RT BOOKreviews Magazine
January 4, 2023 - ALISHA FERNANDEZ MIRANDA was SO MUCH FUN!
THE VIRGIN AUTHORS had THE BEST time talking with Alisha Fernandez Miranda on our very first collaboration with one of ZIBBY BOOKS authors.
Alisha Fernandez Miranda is the author of a coming-of-middle age story, My What If Year: Four Internships, Three Countries, Two Kids and One Life-Changing Misadventure, coming from Zibby Books in 2023. Detailing her year of unpaid internships in the dream jobs of her childhood, the book follows Alisha on her quest to figure out what might have happened if her life had taken a different path.
December 15, 2022 - NANCY NAIGLE! We had the be BEST time visting with USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle who whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career as an SVP for Bank of America and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. WATCH THIS INTERVIEW FOR VALUABLE INSIGHTS ON HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR.
December 1, 2022 - LAUREL GREER was kind enough to talk with the Virgin Authors about the meaning and effective use of tropes in writing.
A USA Today Bestselling Author, Laurel's latest release, Lights, Camera...Wedding? is available now.
Thanks for all of your insight and laughs, Laurel!
November 17, 2022 - NOELLE SALAZAR Living in Hawaii, Jackie is a busy published author AND a fiction editor. The Virgin Authors enjoyed discussing the importance of critique groups to all writers. It was a fascinating talk.
October 10, 2022 - JACQUOLYN McMURRAY Living in Hawaii, Jackie is a busy published author AND a fiction editor. The Virgin Authors enjoyed discussing the importance of critique groups to all writers. It was a fascinating talk.
September 15, 2022 - MAISEY YATES is another USA TODAY'S BESTSELLING AUTHOR! (We have THE best guests!) Maisey has been writing for Harlequin for over 10 years but, get this, she has more than 100 published books under her belt.
The 1/2 hour flew by as Maisey explained how it all started, how she submitted DIRECTLY to Harlequin and how she is juggling her writing schedule. Thanks for your time Maisey!
July 21, 2022 - K.K. ALLEN is USA TODAY'S BESTSELLING AUTHOR.
The Virgin Authors enjoyed talking with K.K. Allen as she discussed the Top 5 Tips for self-publishing.
July 21, 2022 - ANGELA FORD, Amazon's #1 Best Selling Author founder of publishing company, This interview was PACKED with hot tips on how YOU can get on the Best Seller Author list too! Incredibly talented and SO KIND to spend the time with us - especially since she had to deal with a major time difference.
Super valuable information. Enjoy!
Thank you Angela. We all learned so much from you. What an interview!
July 8, 2022 - ZIBBY OWENS, founder of publishing company, ZIBBY BOOKS, award-winning podcast, MOMS DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ, author of BOOKENDS & PRINCESS CHARMING. Oh, and she's a mom of four. Watch this video to see how she does it all!
Thank you Zibby. We were THRILLED to meet you and honored to add you to our list of Virgin Authors.
June 9, 2022 - Meet KIM HORNSBY!
What a powerhouse! This beautiful lady shared some fascinating insight on how she made it to USA TODAY'S BESTSELLING list. On top of being an author of 16 published novels, she just wrapped up producing a short film based on her book, CHAT.
**She was also gracious enough to give us the specific BLOG POST HERE, which covers her steps to USA TODAY'S BESTSELLING list. CHECK IT OUT!
Thirty minutes flew by and we can't thank Kim enough for her time.❤
May 19, 2022 - STACEY POWELLS! We LOVED HAVING HER ON OUR 4TH EPISODE!
She chatted about the TORTUOUS job of querying, sharing some insider tips about Reedsy and more. ENJOY this video to learn more.
**We'd also like to THANK all of our guests on the show. Having people with us during the show is such a support. THANK YOU
May 12, 2022 - SABRINA YORK - Her Royal Hotness!
We were THRILLED to have Sabrina join us and give us the scoop on LAUNCHING A BOOK!
Her new book:
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So much information and laughs.
CONGRATS to our winner for the night! Jessica guessed the Word of the Night...STEAMY! We are sending her one of our very own Virgin Authors' mugs. Yay!
We also want to thank EVERYONE for joining us tonight and a HUGE thanks to Sabrina York.
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April 21, 2022 - REBECCA BLOOM was our first (our Virgin 🥰) Guest!
We did have mishaps on this very first interview, BUT WE HAD A BLAST AND WE LEARNED SO MUCH!
During this first show, Rebecca gave some INCREDIBLE insights on the Path to Publication - whether to go traditional, hybrid, or self-publishing. She went over the pros and cons of all.
WATCH THIS TO LEARN & TO LAUGH!
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CONGRATS to our winner for the night - Suzanne Minarcine, PhD - who was the closest to guess how many queries Mandi sent out before acquiring an agent. (BTW... the answer was 95. Whew.)
Virgin Authors' FIRST LIVE show - ever! GIFTS, GAMES & GALS During this first show, we all had a blast while we introduced the three Virgin Authors, played a fun drinking game & even GAVE AWAY TWO of our Virgin Author mugs to the WINNERS of the 'word of the night' game. Tiffany Lawrie & Kristi Dunbar! WOOT WOOT!
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The VIRGIN AUTHORS are excited to meet with Nina Schuyler, award-winning author of Afterword, on our Facebook Live show at a special time on June 1st at 5:00 PST.
Nina has also won awards for her short story collection, In this Ravishing World. Her novel, Climate Literature, will be published in 2024. She's also won awards for The Translator, and The Painting, and How to Write Stunning Sentences, and finally, her craft book, Stunning Sentences: The Creative Writing Journal with 80 New Prompts from Beloved Authors to Improve Your Style.
Nina will be sharing HOW TO WRITE STUNNING SENTENCES!