Author Archives: Laura Sebastian

…just kidding. But all jokes aside, ARCs are making their way out into the world and a few people have asked me about one of the last pages, which announces the title for the sequel. Ash Princess isn’t out until … Continue reading

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It has been a crazy busy month, hence the lack of posts, but in case you missed it, Bustle revealed the cover of Ash Princess! Covers are one of many things in publishing that authors have very, very little control … Continue reading

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Wiser writers have said that you never write two books the same way and I’ve realized this year more than ever how true that is. Drafting the second book in the Ash Princess series was one of the hardest things … Continue reading

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Question: What does a unicorn have in common with a rejection-less author? Answer: Neither one exists. (Sorry, unicorns.) By this point, everyone knows about how many rejections J.K. Rowling received for Harry Potter. It’s a classic motivational story—J.K. Rowling is … Continue reading

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Before I knew I wanted to write professionally, I wanted to act. I went to a theater/film high school and I majored in performing arts in college and even before that–at the tender age of two–I acted in a Rescue … Continue reading

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Leaving my first agent was the hardest decision I’ve ever made. Looking back at it now, it was unequivocally the right decision, but at the time I didn’t know that. All I did know was that after years of querying, … Continue reading

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I moved into a new apartment a few months ago and as I boxed up everything I owned, I realized that books and clothes made up the vast majority of my belongings. Obviously I love books–I wouldn’t be a writer if … Continue reading

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