The Five Stages of Editing Grief

You did it. You finally finished that book/article/short story. Your blood, sweat, and tears went into making it the very best it can be. You are so proud, a mother bird watching her little fledgling take flight as you hit the button to send the final product out! Maybe it takes several days, even several […]

Kill the Beast: An Interview with Author Michele Israel Harper

We get to host Michele Israel Harper today as the next stop on the blog tour celebrating her new release, Kill the Beast. Can we just say how thrilled we are for this awesome story to hit the world? Hmm. Not sure this is excited enough… Much better! Jebraun: Welcome to Quills and Inkblotts! We’re […]

The Science of Story

Confession: I am a huge fan of superhero movies. Specifically, I love Marvel superhero movies. Take a look at any article posted online about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and you will instantly find the heated debates about why the Marvel movies are more successful than the DC movies. The theories range from criticisms of the […]

My Top 3 Swoon-Worthy YA Couples!

It’s February! Which means it’s time for roses, chocolate, and of course, YA romance! I am absolutely biased, but I have a hard time enjoying a YA novel if there isn’t a good love story in it! It’s probably the romantic in me, but there’s such a nostalgia to those teenage love stories that makes […]

Author Interview with Laurie Lucking

We’re all celebrating over here at Quills & Inkblotts with a very special author who’s launching her debut, YA fantasy Common, in just a few short days. That author is, of course, Laurie Lucking, and we’re excited to be part of her blog tour. We managed to grab some time with Laurie and asked her […]

Dear Authors: Drop Your Defenses!

Sometimes as an author it feels like getting words out of your head and onto paper is as painful as giving birth. Naturally, when those word finally do make it out into the world, they feel like our baby. This story or article or book you’ve written is an expression of what is inside you. […]

Ending Fear By Deanna Fugett Now Available for Pre-Order!

  Our very own Deanna Fugett’s YA dystopian is available for pre-order! We are so excited that her hard work will soon be available to the world! Here’s the summary for Ending Fear: “Fourteen-year-old Fear learns she was a parachute baby, dumped over the edge of the Gliding Lands as an infant. Fascinated by the floating […]