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.
Add Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch to your Goodreads TBR:
How I Got My Agent!
My Top Questions for The Call
Tips for (Before) The Call
How-to: Create an Author's Website
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