A Strand Bookstore Staff Pick!

Strand Pick Image my absolute THRILL, deep down in my toes, when I received this emailed pic from a former YARN intern showing me that my book is a STAFF PICK AT THE STRAND in NEW YORK CITY!!! For those of you who don’t know The Strand, it is the premier indie bookstore in New York.  Famed [...] Continue reading →

Interview with Yvonne Ventresca

Image courtesy of vidalia_11 (flickr.com) I love talking books, YA, and writing, so imagine my delight when debut novelist Yvonne Ventresca asked if I’d like to chat about those very things for her Teen Tuesday column!  This is short and fun, and comes complete with writing prompt (TGIF anyone?).  Here is a smippet, and you can read the rest here: [...] Continue reading →


"Midnight Writing" courtesy of Megan Myers (flickr.com) Maybe you’d like to review This Is Not a Writing Manual, like Sara at the page sage, or Casey at ccriley.com. I just LOVE getting tweets about unsolicited reviews Continue reading →

Boston Teen Author Festival!

BTAF 2013 It’s fall!  My fave season.  Pumpkin lattes, sweaters, apple picking, new pencils, and new events! One of the highlights is getting to participate in the Boston Teen Author Festival on September 21!  Not only will I be hangin’ with other YARN editors Diana Renn and Kate Burak, I’ll be moderating the “Sassy Leading Ladies” panel [...] Continue reading →

TINAWM is featured!

Boston Globe July 28:  I’m sending a BIG Thank you to Jan Gardner of The Boston Globe, who featured This is Not a Writing Manual in her “Notes from the Street” column, and gave it a very nice review indeed: “Kerri Majors manages to combine the best of two publishing genres — memoir and advice — in a [...] Continue reading →

Figment Awesomeness with Free Excerpt

figment The excellent folks at Figment are hosting a week of This is Not a Writing Manual fun next week (June 10-14), which will include a Sweepstakes (Win a copy of the book!!), 5 days of Daily Themes writing prompts penned by moi, plus some other surprises. It kicks of today with a free excerpt from the book–the [...] Continue reading →

2 Writing Tutorials and a FREE Live Webinar on the way!

wdu-logo-530 The awesome folks over at Writer’s Digest are going to be putting up a downloadable tutorial I’ve been working on, called “How the Latest Trend in YA Can Move Your Career Forward; Making Short Work of It” It’s been really fun to teach again, and learn a new forum in which to teach writing.  Though I missed the discussion aspect of the workshop format I’m more accustomed to, the tutorial format really allowed me to dig deeply into some material that’s been ruminating with me for a while–ever since I started editing YARN, really. [...] Continue reading →
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