And Now for Something Completely Different – Ivy League Edition

And Now for Something Completely Different – Ivy League Edition

Way too many years ago, I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English.  That means I spent a lot of time discussing fine literature, and I wrote a thesis on — I’m not kidding — non-teleological thought in the novels of John Steinbeck. And now, I write romance novels. I don’t expect those worlds to meet up very often. I mean, there’s not a course I took in college that would welcome the Diamond...

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Twitter Chat

Tomorrow night, at 9 p.m., Eastern time, I’ll be chatting on Twitter (in my Morgan Keyes persona)!  This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, and it would be so nice if there were people following long, retweeting, asking questions, etc! Here’s the official announcement: Next week, we talk #writing #ya #fantasy #travelers #darkbeasts and much more with @MorganKeyes! Join us live with your questions #sffwrtcht I...

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How to Conduct a Blog Tour

Well, all good things must come to an end…  And so the Darkbeast Release Month Blog Tour has been put to bed.  If you missed any entries and want to see what I had to say, you can find the whole list of Tour Stops on the Morgan Keyes website. I learned a tremendous amount doing my blog tour, and I want to share my insights with those of you who might conduct your own tours in the future.  (I know that not all of you are writers, but you...

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Whirlwind Saturday

Can you do two author events on Saturday, my publisher asked? Sure, I replied.  What can be so hard about doing two events in one day? Well, I’m here to say, I survived. Okay, I did more than survive.  I had a great time.  I made new friends, and I visited with old friends.  I met people who are almost — *almost* — as enthusiastic about books as I am 🙂 I started out at the Baltimore Book Festival.  I got up there early, giving...

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Baltimore, Here I Come!

This just in:  I’ll be attending the Baltimore Book Festival on September 29, participating on a panel called “Middle Grade Magic and Mayhem, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, so mark your calendars now!  (I’ll be there in my Morgan Keyes persona.) The Baltimore Book Festival was the very first authorly event that I attended, way back in 2000, when The Glasswrights’ Apprentice was due...

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