book cover design, giveaways
Free POC book covers for Vella

Free POC book covers for Vella

I’ve seen a lot of great stock, renders and book cover design resources with POC (people of color) protagonists, but premade covers with these models aren’t popular. I started designing some mockups for book cover tutorials, thinking of giving them ...
Book Reviews, New Releases
Our Next Dance

Our Next Dance

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota, Becca Cooper is a skilled ballet dancer who struggles with a secret that could shatter her life. Plagued by debilitating visions of a ballerina named Cassandra, the seventeen-year-old begins to discover her truth in ...

Sarah J Maas and YA cancel culture (what’s up?)

I saw this thread on Reddit asking about Sarah J Maas and cancel culture and wanted to share some quick thoughts here. The question, basically, was “why is SJM so controversial as a fantasy, young adult author… what did she ...
Best Books List, YA/NA
5 Amazing YA/NA Werewolf Books

5 Amazing YA/NA Werewolf Books

THE TRACKER’S MATE I’m a kick-butt tracker. The best in the business. Dead or alive, I find them. No one can hide from me, including people’s predestined mates. I can hook couples up better than Tinder. It’s my specialty. A ...
Author Interviews
Fantasy Author Interview

Fantasy Author Interview

Chatting with Marie Navarro Interviewer – How do you select the names of your characters? Marie – Different ways. I come across names I like and keep a list. For example, Lily’s last name, Kingman, came from a place in ...

YASH pitstop

Participating in the YASH scavenger hunt? You’re in the right place. My name is Derek Murphy, and I’m hosting Pintip Dunn. Both of us write, among other things, YA dystopian novels, though we both have covers with angel wings on them. ...