Author Guest Blogs

These are blog posts written for Novel Novice by some of our featured authors! (And in a few cases, guest vlogs!)

Lisa Graff: “Writing a Novel (or, My Ode to the Internet)”
Double Dog Dare

S.R. Johannes: “The Challenge of Writing for Tweens”
On the Bright Side; Untraceable

Lisa Schroeder: “Middle Grade Musings”
It’s Raining Cupcakes; Sprinkles & Secrets

April Henry: “Why I Write Thrillers”
The Night She Disappeared; Girl, Stolen

Kelly Keaton: “Notes on a Revision”
Darkness Becomes Her; A Beautiful Evil

S.J. Johannes: “Tough Girls in YA”
Untraceable; On the Bright Side

Cynthia Hand: “Unique Angel Mythology”
Unearthly; Hallowed

Ally Condie: “Artwork in Crossed
Matched; Crossed

Marie Lu: “The Price of Security”

Kenneth Oppel: “What’s Really Frightening”
This Dark Endeavor

C.J. Hill: “The Books That Influenced Me”

John Corey Whaley: “On Banning Books: A Debut YA Author’s Perspective”
Where Things Come Back

Stasia Ward Kehoe: “How to Write a Kissing Scene”

Jackson Pearce: “Why You Should Go to College”
As You Wish, Sisters Red, Sweetly

Sonia Gensler: “Why Ghosts?”
The Revenant

Gary Ghislain: “The Book That Did It For Me”
How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend

Myra McEntire: “Thank You, Mrs. Hillman”

John Corey Whaley: “I Know YA Saves”
Where Things Come Back

Rebecca Lim: “On Writing Mercy
Mercy series

Lisa & Laura Roecker: “The Best & Worst Parts of Being a Writer”
The Liar Society

Kimberly Derting: “The Good Old Days”
The Body Finder; Desires of the Dead

Elizabeth Eulberg: “The Staying Power of Jane Austen”
Prom & Prejudice; The Lonely Hearts Club

Alexander Gordon Smith: “Writing My First Book”
Escape from Furnace series; The Inventors

Inara Scott: “A Few of My Favorite Things”
Delcroix Academy series

Conrad Wesslehoft: “The Wisdom of Scott O’Dell”
Adios, Nirvana

Cinda Williams Chima: “Love Amid Chaos”
The Demon King, The Exiled Queen

Ellen Hopkins: “A Framework for Empowerment”
Crank, Glass, Fallout

Joelle Anthony: “Banned Books Week – There is Hope”
Restoring Harmony

Rebecca Maizel: “Layers of Infinite Days
Infinite Days

Erin McCahan: “That One Professor …”
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else

Elka Cloke: “Music & Poetry”
Bitter Language

Cassandra Clare: “Clockwork Angel & A Tale of Two Cities
The Mortal Instruments; The Infernal Devices

Nina Malkin: “Dare to Be Different”

Heidi R. Kling: “Pursuing Your Dreams”

Kimberly Pauley: “What I Love About Being an Author”
Sucks to Be Me; Still Sucks to Be Me

Helen Ellis: “Reading is My Security Blanket”
The Turning: What Curiosity Kills

Lisa Schroeder: “Verse Novels for the Reluctant Reader”
I Heart You, You Haunt Me; Far From You; Chasing Brooklyn; It’s Raining Cupcakes

Elizabeth Eulberg: “Never Give Up, Never Surrender”
The Lonely Hearts Club

Authors: If you’d like to write a guest blog for us, or be featured on Novel Novice, please e-mail

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