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Author Nova Ren Suma has another incredible series of guest bloggers on her blog. In the spirit of Halloween, various authors respond to the question: What Scares You?

It’s a provocative question with revealing and interesting answers – as varied as the authors asked.¬†Fear is a primal trigger for writing. It can inform so much of what we – and our characters – are willing to do or not do.

I can’t remember how I found Distraction No. 99 originally. I believe it was through someone’s link to a guest post – but it’s now one of my favorite go-to blogs. She’s hosted various series allowing authors – lots of authors – to chime in on their Turning Points, YA Debuts, and Inspiration. It’s a fantastic place to hear about new books, get to know authors, and to be inspired as well as reassured about the writing journey in unexpected ways.

In between these guest posts, Nova allows us a peek into her own writing process – the highs and lows and surges along the way. I don’t know her, but she feels incredibly generous and thoughtful.

And then there are her books! I loved Imaginary Girls – her writing is luscious and hypnotic and eerily spooky. It’s my theory that her book is a big part of why I keep reading that agents and editors want sibling stories.

She has a new one I need to read: 17 & Gone. A sneak peek is available here. Sounds like another deliciously worrisome world to disappear into.

Sarah Wones Tomp


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