Open Mic, Anyone?
One of the biggest, coolest things that’s happened to me in the two years since Prophecy of the Sisters sold to Little Brown, is that I’ve been contacted by countless teens from all over the world. Often, our discussions about the book turn into discussions about friends, guys (or girls!), family, life, and writing.
I’m not surised that so many of the teens who have reached out to me because of Prophecy are aspiring writers, but what DOES surprise me is how amazing so much of the writing is. I continue to be thoroughly impressed and awed by the talent these young people display and am equally impressed by their desire to share their work.
I thought it would be fun to host a weekly feature where teens can share their writing with the world. I don’t know what kind of response we’ll get, so let’s just try it this time, okay? We’ll call it Open Mic, and now through next Wednesday, November 19th, you can post in the comments of this entry one writing sample of 300 words or less. It can be a poem, a short story or novel excerpt, journal entry… anything you want! If it seems like something you guys enjoy, I’ll consider opening my blog once a week to the feature in an effort to give everybody a chance to showcase and share their writing with the world.
And now, a note!
I never want my site to become an all-Prophecy pitch, all the time type of place, but I do think it’s important to acknowledge the many people who continue to love, support, and advocate for Prophecy of the Sisters, which is why I just kind of tack these reviews, links and stuff at the bottom of my regular blog posts. I guess if you don’t like the non-Prophecy stuff you can scroll down, and if you prefer it, you can just stop reading before you hit the bottom.
That said, Prophecy of the Sisters updates for the week are as followsssss!
Thanks to Nazarea Andrews and Vicious Writers for posting their interview with me on the Vicious Writers website. Go check out the interview plus a review of Prophecy of the Sisters.
Thanks also to Nettie, who was sent a copy of Prophecy by the UK publisher, Atom, and posted an amazing review on the Watertstone’s site. It’s one of my favorites!
Big thanks to librarian Kathy Parker of Seneca Township High School for choosing Prophecy of the Sisters as one of her November/December “Parker’s Picks”. I’m so honored that Kathy would feel strongly enough about Prophecy to recommend it to her students, especially given the phenomenal company I’m keeping on that list! ❤
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