Monthly Archives: January 2010

Cover Talk

Recently there has been a lot of talk, and quite rightly, about the publishing practice of whitewashing covers – that is, taking a character who is described in the text as not being white and then putting a white-appearing person … Continue reading

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They Made Cake!

Dear internets, as you may know, because I mention it every ten minutes, my debut novel is coming out in April. Advanced Reading Copies are e’en now in the hands of librarians, booksellers and reviewers. I regard this process with … Continue reading

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Books Coming Out This Year That I Know Are Awesome (Because I Have Read Them)

One of the perks of being about-to-be published that I didn’t know about, but feel should be more widely publicised, is that sometimes people give you books. Sometimes, people give you books that have not even been published yet and … Continue reading

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Juvenilia

The winner of last time’s juvenilia extension project was undoubtedly Matt Cowens, whose spectacular essay on the brilliance of my adolescent poetry earned him a prize I’m still contemplating. It starts with “Reminiscent of Coleridge’s earlier works,” for goodness’ sake. … Continue reading

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Good News Day

Things You Want to Hear From Your Editor About Your Latest Manuscript: So you seem to have written another thrilling, tense novel – with a goodly dollop of URST and very appealing characters. How extraordinarily clever of you! Thank you, … Continue reading

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About Karen

Karen Healey is a young adult author from New Zealand. Her first book, Guardian of the Dead, debuts April 1st, 2010. She likes World of Warcraft, movies about cheerleaders, and tripartite sentences. You can learn more at her biography and … Continue reading

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