Tag Archives: Beth Kanell

Social Media for YA Authors — Facebook, “Like a Pro”

I dearly love my personal Facebook page. Although I’m more private than many, it’s the place where I share photos from morning walks, tuck in scraps of research or poems, dream of characters, and most of all, connect with friends, … Continue reading

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Meg Gardiner: Guest of Honor, Crime Bake 2013

[Just realized this post never made it onto the Pen, Ink, and Crimes blog … proving that social media can provide unexpected detours and “learning opportunities”! Hope you’ll enjoy it and make time to catch up with Meg Gardiner’s books … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — Twitter!

Yes, absolutely, if you’re not writing or reading young adult (YA) mysteries, stick with this post anyway for some quick intro information and tips on the simplest of the social media, Twitter. I hear two big reasons for people not … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — and Others!

I think it’s important, at least for my own sanity, to spend more time writing than promoting. Honestly, I’d rather just write. But today, every author has at least some responsibility for getting a book to its readers beyond the … Continue reading

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Crime Bake 2013, Farewell; 2014, Already Started!

Loved every minute of Crime Bake 2013, which — sniff — is now over. You can see that my photos were not stellar … I was usually trying to scribble or type, then hurriedly snapping a picture with my cell … Continue reading

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“Understand the whole crime”: at the YA Mystery Master Class!

At Crime Bake today, Master Class, “Writing the YA Mystery”: Peter Abrahams skipped deftly past trying to precisely define “young adult” (YA) versus “middle grades,” and dug into the heart of good mystery writing: Even if you don’t outline your … Continue reading

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OMG These Authors Are at Crime Bake! — “High School Murder” Rocks!!

I dream of being a mystery author who “only” has to write for a living — in reality, I’m part of the majority who instead have “paid work” that has to get done on time, with writing (my passion!) fitting … Continue reading

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