Archive for the 'Take Five' Category

Take 5: Heather Webb and RODIN’S LOVER

We’re thrilled to have our own Heather Webb here today. A self-described writer, editor, blogger, foodie, and culture nut, she’s also the author of RODIN’S LOVER (Plume) out on January 27, 2015, as well as BECOMING JOSEPHINE. Take 5: Heather Webb and RODIN’S LOVER Q: What’s the premise of your new book? In RODIN’S LOVER, […]

Take Five with David Corbett on The Craft of Character

WU contributor David Corbett, author of four novels (The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime, Blood of Paradise, and Do They Know I’m Running), and a must-have craft book for writers called The Art of Character, is teaching an online class about The Craft of Character this month. David is no stranger to teaching, having taught for the […]

Take Five: Juliet Marillier on her latest novel, Dreamer’s Pool + GIVEAWAY

We’re so glad to have Juliet Marillier with us today to tell us a bit about her latest novel, Dreamer’s Pool — the first book in a new series for adult readers. Juliet is also happy to be able to offer three codes for audiobook downloads of Dreamer’s Pool from (This is an international offer; no restrictions.) […]

Take Five: John Vorhaus on his latest novel, Poole’s Paradise

We’re thrilled to have John Vorhaus with us today to tell us a bit about his latest novel, Poole’s Paradise! Q: Please describe your book in 104 words or less. JV: POOLE’S PARADISE tells the story of earnest young Alexander Poole and his imperfect search for purpose. As a college sophomore in a small New […]

Take Five: The Caller by Juliet Marillier

Congratulations to WU contributor Juliet Marillier on the upcoming U.S. release (Sept. 9th) of her latest novel, The Caller! We’re happy she’s with us today to answer a few questions in a WU Take Five interview. We’re also pleased to tell you that Juliet will be giving away a hard-back copy of The Caller to […]

Take 5: Barbara O’Neal and THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET

Our own Barbara O’Neal is with us today; she’s the author of over forty novels, and has won 7 RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and was admitted to the Hall of Fame in 2012. Her latest, THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET (Bantam) was released on March 4, 2014. Her new novel of food, friendship, and the […]

Take Five: Erika Robuck on Fallen Beauty

Erika Robuck, long-time contributor to Writer Unboxed, recently released her fourth novel Fallen Beauty. Erika also writes about and reviews historical fiction at her blog, Muse. We’re very pleased to have her here today to tell us more about her newest novel!   Q: What’s the premise of your new book? ER: In Fallen Beauty […]

A Moment of Explosive Change

Years ago, I participated in a sub-one-act play writing competition, where the name of the game was to generate real drama, story and characters within a run-time of no more than ten minutes. I’ll spare you the suspense – I didn’t win, although if you ask me The Unbearable Lightness of Being Mr. Wacky was […]

Take Five: Allison Winn Scotch and The Theory of Opposites

Allison Winn Scotch’s latest book–The Theory of Opposites–just released, and as likely know it’s a big departure for her as this is her first foray into self-publishing. If you missed her post with us last week, check it out here, and then come back. Today, we’re with Allison to talk more about the book itself. […]

Take Five: Sophie Masson on Moonlight and Ashes, and Scarlet in the Snow

Longtime WU contributor Sophie Masson recently released not just one but two books–Moonlight and Ashes, and Scarlet in the Snow! We’re so pleased she’s with us today to tell us more about them in a brief Take Five interview. Q: Tell us a little about these two new books. How are they similar—and different?  SM: Both of […]

Take Five with Meg Rosoff

October 3rd marks the publication date for Printz Award winner Meg Rosoff’s newest release, Picture Me Gone, in the U.S. The book, “about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss,” has recently been been longlisted for The National Book Award! (Go, Meg!) We’re so pleased Meg is with us today to tell us […]

The “Get Read” Conference

If you’re a writer focused on not just getting published or selling a book, but actually ensuring those books get read, we’re here to introduce a conference that promises to do exactly that. Get Read: Marketing Strategies for Writers takes place completely online on November 13th and 14th. We’re thrilled that Dan Blank, master of ceremonies, […]