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Thankful Reads with Author Susan Bianculli

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Thankful Reads blog series so far! Today’s featured author is Susan Bianculli! “The first series of books I ever read (that I still read from time-to-time even now) is Anne McCaffery’s Dragonriders of Pern, and many of its sequels. I was in 4th grade when my best friend told me about them, and they really opened up reading for pleasure for me. I became a voracious reader because of them.…

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Thankful Reads with Author Anitha Robinson

CBAY author Anitha Robinson has not one, not two, but three books she’s thankful for! Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one.   “A Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton and Ann Blades. It’s the story of a young boy, who wanted to catch a salmon but ends up saving a salmon trapped in a clam hole. I loved reading this story to my children, because it shows a child thinking about something other…

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Thankful Reads with Author Christine Marciniak

Today in our series of Thankful Reads is CBAY author Christine Marciniak! “When asked what book I am thankful for, I realized I’d never really thought about books in those terms. I read all the time and many books have had an impact on me, but which one prompts thankfulness? It didn’t take long for the answer to come to me: The Summer of the Great-Grandmother. When I was in college my dear friend gave me…

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Thankful Reads with Author Kath Boyd Marsh

Continuing our series on Thankful Reads is CBAY author Kath Boyd Marsh!   Kath writes, “At eight years old, I finished reading the Nancy Drew mysteries and went hunting for another genre. I found science fiction and then Robert Heinlein’s Podkayne of Mars. The world exploded! The main character was a young girl. She was the hero. She was smart, She was funny. She was AMAZING! Nancy Drew needed Ned, but Podkayne was a hero…

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Thankful Reads with Author Jessica Lee Anderson

November is known for bringing out love and generosity in people and making them think about things they’re thankful for. It made us at CBAY think about that, too, so throughout the month of November we’re going to do a blog series called Thankful Reads. Each post we’ll highlight a CBAY author or employee and they’ll tell us about a book they’re particularly thankful for. First up in this series is author Jessica Lee Anderson!…

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National Novel Writing Month

November 1st kicks off National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. What’s it all about? I’m glad you asked! Throughout the month of November you’ll challenge yourself to write at least 50,000 words on a novel, or roughly 1,667 words a day. You can write as much or as little per day as you like so long as you get to 50,000 words by November 30th! Lots of novels have been written (and published!)…

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What Does Your Manuscript Need to Get Accepted?

Did you miss our Facebook Live event with our publisher Madeline Smoot and Maria Dismondy of Cardinal Rule Press? Don’t worry! You can watch the live video here, and if you want to get slides with the points Madeline talked about, you can cick here to subscribe to her newsletter. There was some valuable information, so be sure to give the video a watch and subscribe to her newsletter!

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Witch Books for Halloween

Here at CBAY we love us a good supernatural story (duh), so October is basically the best month ever for us. We’ve been super into witch books lately and thought we’d share some of our more recent favorites with you! Let us know if you’ve read any of them and what your favorite witch books are in the comments!   The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol Chicken House books, July 2017, Middle Grade Arianwyn has…

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Four Things Every Project Needs to Get Accepted

Our amazing publisher, Madeline Smoot, is being interviewed live on Facebook by Cardninal Rule Press on October 26th at 2PM Eastern. The topic of the interview is “Four Things Every Project Needs to Get Accepted.” RSVP to the interview here! In addition Cardinal Rule Press will be doing Facebook live interviews all through the month of October! All are writing or publishing related in some way. To see a full list of interviews and to…

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Spooky CBAY Reads for Halloween!

With September quickly coming to a close it can only mean one thing: time to get in the Halloween spirit and treat yourself to some new spooky stories! We have quite a few to choose from here at CBAY, including two new short story ebooks that are now available for pre-order!   Bubbles and Smush: Trick or Treats by Kath Boyd Marsh Bubbles and Smush are two medium sized monsters living in the river near…

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