A Q&A with Vanessa Morgan, author of Clowders

Hey, there! I’ve got a special treat for you today. Remember back in December, when I helped reveal the cover for Vanessa Morgan’s Clowders? Well, we got in touch again recently, and she agreed to answer some questions for us.

Let’s jump right into things, shall we?

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Author of influence: J.K. Rowling

It’s been a while since I shared an Author of Influence post. I hadn’t meant for so much time to pass, but there you go.

Over the past few months, I told you how each Meg Cabot, Christopher Moore, and Stephen King influenced my writing style. Today, I want to finish off this series by sharing how J.K. Rowling influenced me–and how she did it differently than the others.

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Author of influence: Stephen King

Welcome to the third in my series of Author of Influence posts. I’ve told you a bit about how each Meg Cabot and Christopher Moore have influenced my writing style. Today, I’m here to talk about Stephen King.

King, one of the most well-known names in horror, has written more than 50 books, several of which have been made into movies or adapted for television. Some of his most popular include Carrie (which also happened to be his first published novel), It, and Misery.

So far, I’ve only recommended one of King’s books here–On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. That’s something I intend to fix; I have a recommendation for It planned later this month, and I hope to re-read a few of King’s books over the next year so that I can introduce you to more.

That said, I don’t need to direct you toward recommendations to tell you about how King has affected my writing.

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Author of influence: Christopher Moore

Remember last month, when I told you a bit about how Meg Cabot influenced my writing? Well, today I want to tell you a bit about another author who’s had an effect on me: Christopher Moore.

Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. His novels primarily fall into the adult category, and most have a supernatural spin. I’ve recommended three of Moore’s books here already: A Dirty Job, Coyote Blue, and Practical Demonkeeping.

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Wednesday links: Author safety and writing a second novel

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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