1. A chance to learn about writing bestsellers? Count me in. Click on the below tweet to see the whole thread.
A few years back, I was in San Francisco for work. I happened to look outside... just in time to see a massive pillow fight. If you have a chance for a breather, take a look outside or go for a walk. You never know what you'll find.
3. Writing - Author Mentor Match Update
Author Mentor Match is an AMAZING mentorship program between authors and aspiring writers. I've talked about getting picked for AMM before, but I wanted to provide an update. I received a lengthy edit letter from my awesome mentor, Sean Easley, and I've been working on it since the second I received it. Whether it's been jotting down possible scene changes, rewriting my first chapter a few million times, or brainstorming in ANY free time, it has been consuming my thoughts day and night. I've shipped it off to a few CPs to see if I'm going in the right direction with my edits, and after I get their feedback, I'm going to do another few rounds of editing on it.
Also -- I have a new profile photo for Twitter. This is me with a Shiba (my favorite kind of dog!) and, of course, a book. Someone very special drew it for me (@yuujinkaku).
4. Artist - Nadia Kim
I love discovering new artists. Nadia's artwork makes me want to dive into her world and live in there. It would be a dream come true to have her illustrate one of my books. Here's just a few of her beautiful pieces:
Have a wonderful January!
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About Julie Abe
Julie writes magical MG and YA adventures. Julie's debut, EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH, is a middle grade fantasy releasing in 2020 (Little, Brown Young Readers), and the magic will continue in 2021! She is represented by Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic.
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