How to get your book published (in seven years)

I almost cried when I saw my name written in solid black script on the cover of my debut novel. It was the culmination of seven years of relentless work, boundless joy, unexpected friendships and numerous disappointments.After all the waiting, finally I could read – MAYRA CUEVAS – written under a gorgeous illustration of a girl of color wearing a chef’s coat, her wild locks adorned with a crown of flowers. Next to it stood the catchy title crafted by my editorial team at Blink/HarperColllins, Salty, Bitter, Sweet — the perfect name for the book, and for the long journey that brought it to existence.

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My short story RESILIENT is @ForeshadowYA 's NEW VOICE

Awesome #MondayMotivation! Today, my short story RESILIENT published in the NEW VOICE category of April's FORESHADOW YA short story anthology.RESILIENT tells the story of two young women who left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to work at a turkey processing plant in Huron, S.D. It’s a story of heartbreak and longing but also hope. In Marisol’s own words, sometimes we “have to be a palmera.

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A conversation with Little Shop of Stories bookseller, Justin Colussy-Estes

Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur is among a select list of “Best Indie Bookstores”around the country. Little Shop bookseller and store manager, Justin Colussy-Estes, took the night off to discuss the relationship between independent bookstores and authors, self-publishing, and give us insight into “what sells.”

We met during another awesome Mingle and Margaritas at Charis Books in Little Five Points, where lovely co-owner Angela Gabriel was our host.

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