The Truth behind BookTok – Common Questions and Misconceptions

BookTok, the side of TikTok dedicated to talking about books, has been steadily growing for the past year. However, as it gets more attention, there have been several common themes in discussions surrounding the platform.

As a BookToker, I’ve learned quite a bit about this platform. So today, I want to share my thoughts on the conversations I’ve been seeing about this community, and hopefully clear up some concerns.

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Interview with Kara McDowell, Author of One Way Or Another

Today I am so excited to share an interview with Kara McDowell, whose new book, One Way Or Another, just came out! We talked about inspiration, publishing, writing advice, mental health, and more.

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TitleOne Way Or Another
Page Count: 336
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: 10/6/2020
Synopsis:

“The average person makes 35,000 decisions every single day. That’s about 34,999 too many for Paige Collins, who lives in debilitating fear of making the wrong choice. The simple act of picking an art elective is enough to send her into a spiral of what-ifs. What if she’s destined to be a famous ceramicist but wastes her talent in drama club? What if there’s a carbon monoxide leak in the ceramics studio and everyone drops dead? (Grim, but possible!)

That’s why when Paige is presented with two last-minute options for Christmas vacation, she’s paralyzed by indecision. Should she go with her best friend (and longtime crush) Fitz to his family’s romantic mountain cabin? Or should she accompany her mom to New York, a city Paige has spent her whole life dreaming about?

Just when it seems like Paige will crack from the pressure of choosing, fate steps in — in the form of a slippery grocery store floor — and Paige’s life splits into two very different parallel paths. One path leads to New York where Paige falls for the city . . . and the charms of her unexpected tour guide. The other leads to the mountains where Paige might finally get her chance with Fitz . . . until her anxiety threatens to ruin everything.

However, before Paige gets her happy ending in either destiny, she’ll have to face the truth about her struggle with anxiety — and learn that you don’t have to be “perfect” to deserve true love.”

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Interview with Elle Cosimano, Author of Seasons of the Storm!

Today, I am so excited to share with you a conversation I had with Elle Cosimano. Her new book, Seasons of the Storm, comes out June 23rd!!

Title: Seasons of the Storm
Series: Seasons of the Storm #1
Page Count: 480
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: 6/23/2020
Synopsis:

“One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.

Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.

Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight”

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5 Novel Writing Tips From Author Kelly McWilliams

Hey everyone! I have something really fun for you today. Kelly McWilliams is stopping by to share some tips for any aspiring authors out there!

Kelly’s new book, Agnes at the End of the World, comes out this Tuesday, June 9th. It follows a girl, Agnes, who isn’t aware she is living in a cult. When she meets an outsider boy, she begins to question what is and isn’t a sin. As the Prophet who leads her cult becomes more dangerous, she realizes she must escape with her brother and leave everyone, including her sister, behind. But the world Outside isn’t safe either, for a viral pandemic is sweeping through the population. As Agnes navigates this world, she must decide between saving her family and saving the world.

Agnes at the End of the World Links:

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Read an excerpt of Agnes At The End of the World here!

Photo Credit: Black Forest Photography

Kelly McWilliams is the author of AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD (June 9, Little, Brown), which was recently named one of People’s 20 Best Books to Read This Summer. She lives in Colorado with her family. Visit her at KellyMcWilliamsAuthor.com or follow her on Insta @kellymmcwilliams.

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