Who are we and why are we here?

Why This Blog? (Please “like” us on Facebook.)

Sometimes it seems like all we hear about as writers are the successes. “Hey, I got an agent!” or maybe “Hey, I got a book deal!” I love reading about other author’s successes–it spurs me on and makes me want to work harder. The challenge though, is that writing is, for the most part, a solitary art. So when all you read about are other people’s successes and you’re still plugging away…well you get the idea. I think it’s important that, as writers, we recognize that we’ve chosen a difficult path. Heck, we chosen to ride on a rode with a million and one potholes (that’s the state flower here in Pennsylvania, by the way). Still, there’s value in knowing you’re not alone. That’s why I’m here.

I’ve been fortunate to have met some a-m-a-z-i-n-g members of the writer community and learned a ton as a result. It’s time to pay that forward.

More About Me

Where am I in my writing career…

  • I have five publications released as part of The Star Child series.
  • I am waiting to hear from agents and editors on a YA Magical Realism that I’m querying, set here in Pittsburgh.
  • I’m in the process of editing one YA manuscript, a Middle Grade Sci-fi manuscript, and a YA novella.
  • I’m co-writing a New Adult manuscript with local writer Melissa Englesberg and having a blast.

Follow me on twitter at @StephanieKeyes

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