Author: Rachel Richey

Sept Writing Contest Winners!

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of September’s free writing contest! Last month we asked writers to imagine what it would be like to be a time-traveling soccer mom in a contest titled, The Drive. We had a lot of great entries but our top two are listed below! Thanks to all who entered! Prompt: When I first realized I

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Twisted Fiction Quarterly Contest: Disney Edition

Time to announce the winners of last month’s Twisted Fiction Quarterly Contest! This was the big one! Our top entry earned a 100 dollar Amazon Gift card! For this contest, we asked writers to rewrite their favorite Disney movies to make them deeper, darker, and more daring then the original. We had a lot of amazing entries that featured a

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Author Interview with Helen Scheuerer

This week, we had the pleasure of reconnecting with Helen Scheuerer, founding editor of Writer’s Edit and author of the YA fantasy novel, Heart of Mist. When we last spoke with her, Heart of Mist was just about to be published. Now, we’re happy to announce that the sequel to her exciting series is almost here! Reign of Mist will

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Author Interview with Bryony Pearce

This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing YA author Bryony Pearce!  What would you do if an innocent competition suddenly turned deadly? Would you be able to do what it takes to survive? Bryony asks these questions and more in her latest novel Savage Island. Check out what she has to share with us about inspiration, writing, and publishing!

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Quarterly Contest Winner: A Gothic Western

Time to announce the winner of last month’s Twisted Fiction Quarterly Contest! This was the big one! Our top entry earned a 100 dollar Amazon Gift card! We’d like to thank everyone who entered. We had some very creative entries, but we’d like to offer a quick tip. Our contests are about working creatively within limits.We give everyone the same

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Community Keepers Writing Contest Winners!

It’s time to announce the winners of last month’s contest! We once again had the privilege of partnering with our friends from Endless Beautiful, whose podcasts and workshops have inspired writers, artists, and creatives of all kinds by using sounds recorded from everyday life. Last month, we put together  a contest based on a session created by their youth development

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Author Interview with Charles Curtis!

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Charles Curtis, sports reporter for USA Today’s For the Win and Middle Grade author of The Weirdo Academy series! What happens when you suddenly develop super human abilities during football tryouts? Play ball of course! Check out what Charles has to share with us about sports, journalism, and handling negative feedback. I

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Author Interview with Paul Burston!

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Burston, author, journalist, activist, and editor. He is a man who wears many hats, the latest being that of the author of the dark crime thriller, The Black Path. Check out what he has to share with us about writing, publishing, and being part of a supportive community of authors! I

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Author Interview with Meredith Katz!

This week we had the pleasure of interview award-winning speculative fiction author Meredith Katz! Her novels are filled with romance, fairies, ghosts, robots and the King of all Cats! What more could you want? Check out what she has to say about creating strong characters, diversity in the writing industry, and how to create great writing habits! When did you

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Quarterly Writing Contest Winners!

Time to announce the winners of our quarterly writing contest! This was a first for us! The first time we had a contest that ran for over a quarter and the first time we offered large prizes for a small entry fee! We weren’t sure how it was going to go, but we are happy to say that we had

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Author Interview with Elizabeth Kiem!

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing YA spy novelist Elizabeth Kiem! Her Bolshoi Series, which follows ballerinas caught up in the secret world of espionage, has been described as a mix between John Le Carré and “The Americans.” Check out what she has to say about what it takes to write a great spy novel! When did you

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Interview with Author C. Lee McKenzie

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Middle Grade and Young Adult author C. Lee McKenzie! Her series, The Adventures of Pete and Weasel, follow two best friends as they cast spells, solve mysteries, and travel through time!  Join us as we talk about what it takes to write great stories for young people, how to prepare for the

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