Why people are worth your time

Why people are worth your time

This blog post is late. Here’s why: I’m writing to you from a messy place in my life. The dishes aren’t done, the floor could use a vacuum, and there’s an ever-present email list I need to tackle. Today — read, this week — didn’t go as planned. I had goals to divide and conquer.

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Attention, writers: Your book could save a life

Attention, writers: Your book could save a life

Just a couple weeks ago in the Rio 2016 Olympics Michael Phelps swam for a silver medal and five gold medals to become the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 career medals, 23 of them gold. He broke and defended multiple world and Olympic records at the ripe old age of 31, becoming

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What to do with a rejection letter

What to do with a rejection letter

We’re coming up to the end of August, which for lots of people means the start of a new school year – and for everyone, it’s the beginning of autumn (bring on the pumpkin-spiced everything!). But for us at Crosshair Press, it’s the end. The end of novel edits (this is where those of you

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Review: Suicide Squad

Review: Suicide Squad

What is it? Suicide Squad was potentially one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. It’s been in the works for ages, and many DC Comics fans were hailing it as the savior of the DC Cinematic Universe’s franchise, especially with the not-as-good-as-anticipated Batman vs. Superman earlier this summer. But did it live up to

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Realm Makers 2016: A New Trope

Realm Makers 2016: A New Trope

Note: This was supposed to be about 700 words. There is no way, my friends. No way that’s happening. In fact, this will probably my closest attempt to publishing a full-length novel. I hope you enjoy. (Feat. photo credit: Gretchen Kuykendall Engel) When I mention Realm Makers to folks, they always ask me what it

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Realm Makers 2016: How to impress us

Realm Makers 2016: How to impress us

Prepare yourselves, people! We’re about to give away the biggest secret to pitching your manuscript to us. This is the key to impressing us: Don’t try. We’re just going to get really frank and honest here, folks. If you come into your pitch appointment with the idea that you’re going to impress us with your

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