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Blog Articles – The Writer’s Block

This is a collection of articles written for The Writer’s Block, a blog on creativity and finance for which I’m the lead writer. I’ve enjoyed providing advice to other aspiring creatives through meaningful, well-researched, and SEO-friendly posts. Recently, these were migrated from a private domain to Substack. Monetize Your Passion: this is an article that …

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Debut Book Announcement

I’m humbled to announce that HarperCollins publishers has acquired my children’s novel SHAD HADID AND THE ALCHEMISTS OF ALEXANDRIA! The Publishers Weekly press release is above and the link to that is right here. Additionally, the Publishers Marketplace announcement is below. It is a bit surreal to see my face associated with a publishing juggernaut …

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Pitch Wars Wishlist

Hello, Pitch Wars hopefuls! Come, grab a warm cup of tea, and gather around. We’re so glad you found your way to our wishlist for the Middle Grade age category. To start off, what even is Pitch Wars? Well, it is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each …

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Mentoring for PitchWars!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a 2020 PitchWars mentor! Like the WriteMentor program I mentored for this summer, PitchWars is a mentorship opportunity for up and coming writers, and probably the highest-regarded such opportunity of its kind. That’s why I’m thrilled that I was chosen to mentor this year. Last year, I was …

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WriteMentor 2020

I’m officially going to be mentoring for WriteMentor, a UK-based writing competition! I’ll be working co-mentor Sabrina Prestes (who happened to be my mentor when I was selected to participate as a mentee in 2019). Together, we’ll select one manuscript in the Young Adult science fiction, fantasy, or thriller genres to work with. Read more …

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