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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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Uncertain Summer Release Party

  Bigfoot enthusiasts from across Texas flocked to BookPeople in Austin this past weekend to celebrate the release of acclaimed author Jessica Lee Anderson’s new middle grade novel Uncertain Summer. The story takes place in Uncertain, Texas (which is an actual town!) and follows a group of four kids who set out on a mission to find the illusive Bigfoot.   Joining a discussion with Jessica was our own CBAY publisher Madeline Smoot. We recently…

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