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Alissa thinks summers fly by too fast

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Alissa thinks summers fly by too fast

But as she explains in her post this month at YA Outside the lines, this is not a result of getting older, Summers Have Always Gone Too Fast

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Watch the latest from Awkward Author

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Watch the latest from Awkward Author

Have you seen the latest videos on Alissa’s Awkward Author YouTube channel? In her newest video she tackles recent Amazon policy changes and what they mean for authorsĀ and also talks about why abuse by authors forced Amazon to make these changes Other recent videos include this one on what book bloggers are all about some tips for authors on responding to bad reviews and a look at the age old author question, pantser or plotter?...

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Alissa’s talking about amusement parks and cilantro?

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That’s right. This month’s theme over at YA Outside the Lines was amusement parks, and since Alissa isn’t such a huge fan of them, she went off on a tangent where she ended up writing about cilantro and cinnamon raisin bagels. You should probably just go ahead and read the post.

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Alissa shares advice for teen writers

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Alissa and other members of the KidLit Authors club, have some words of wisdom for teen authors (and really authors of all ages) today on Yvonne Ventresca’s Teen Tuesday blog. Check out what they had to say to teen scribes.

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Meet Alissa at the Tinicum Arts Festival on July 12

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Meet Alissa at the Tinicum Arts Festival on July 12

Alissa will be joining a lineup of talented authors who will be signing copies of their books at the 2015 Tinicum Arts Festival. Meet 300+ artists and artisans at the two-day festival held in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Alissa will be signing copies of her latest YA novels on Sunday July 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. alongside fellow Bucks County author Kay Winters. Check out the full line up of authors at this year’s festival:...

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Alissa has some thoughts about winter

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Alissa has some thoughts about winter

Alissa’s post on this month’s YA Outside the Lines theme of winter is now up. In it she shares her feelings about a season that seems to annoy a lot of people, except of course for those tank-top wearing Floridians. You can read the post...

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Alissa featured on Episode #25 of “Do You Know Who I Am???”

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Alissa featured on Episode #25 of “Do You Know Who I Am???”

James Benner, the Cali Picker interviewed Alissa about her other life, that of an online reseller, though she does briefly plug her books  

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Alissa is alive and well and giving out prizes

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Yes, it’s been months since Alissa sent out her monthly newsletter, but an excuse (ahem, explanation) for the delay plus some other interesting tidbits can be found in the new issue of Writing Life. Plus, she’s giving away prizes to make up for the long hiatus. You can read the full newsletter here.

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Alissa interviewed by Yvonne Ventresca for YA Outside the Lines

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Random facts, writing schedules (whatever those are) and of course cat stuff are all included in this month’s special feature on the YA Outside the Lines blog check it out.

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Alissa will be at the Collingswood Book Festival Tomorrow

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Alissa will be at the Collingswood Book Festival Tomorrow

The Twelfth Annual Collingswood Book Festival takes place Saturday, October 11 in Collingswood, NJ, and Alissa will be there. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for her and other members of the KidLit Authors Club in the Teen/Tween tent. At 2 p.m. Alissa will be speaking on a panel on Developing Characters in Realistic Fiction with fellow YA authors Alison Ashley Formento, Tiffany Schmidt, Elisa Ludwig, Yvonne Ventresca, Margie Gelbwasser, Timothy Tocher and Pamela Tuck. Also, think sun! In fact, if you know any anti-rain dances...

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