Writing Update 2018 Q3

I had a plan to post a writing update every month. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. They don’t get … umm … laid? Something like that. Back in May, I shared a little about Thread by Thread, my current WIP. I was almost done outlining and about to embark […]

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On Rejection and Thick Skin

Back in November, after nine years of writing, I finally began querying. Querying is the process by which a budding young writer enters into writer adulthood by hunting the mythical creature known as the literary agent. Here’s how it goes: Writer: “Dear Agent Person, I think you’re rad and that you’ll like my book. It’s […]

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New Headshots

It’s the little things in life, right? While in Charleston, we took family pictures. Of the Whole. Fam. Damily. It was a little crazy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We had the photographer for two hours, and everyone else was pretty much done, so I asked her to snap a few headshots. […]

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Home.

I recently spent three weeks visiting my parents in my hometown of Charleston, SC. The first week I was home, I felt homesick for Denver. Everywhere I went, I faced layers of memories. This is the place of my past, I thought. This was the home of Kristina Cooper, not Kristina Atkins. I’ve grown so much since I […]

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A Long Overdue Update

Inspired by my friend Christine Tyler, I’ve decided to dust off the old blog. What will I post? Not really sure. How often will I post? Probably twice a month. But I’ve been researching marketing lately and the message is clear across the board–if you’ve got a blog, use it. So, I’m going to use […]

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#tykinschallenge A Very YA January Rules

TO ENTER: Follow @ctylerbooks and @krisatkinswrites. Use the A VERY YA JANUARY challenge list to inspire original bookstagram posts. Tag your posts with #tykinschallenge. It’s that easy! Every A VERY YA JANUARY post tagged with #tykinschallenge counts as an entry! PRIZES: Two exclusive book boxes featuring signed copies of Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, a bookish candle, bookstagram props, button […]

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What I Remember About Postpartum Depression

This post was easy to write–because I’ve been thinking about it for weeks–but scary to publish. Big deep breath … here we go. I recently read this blog post from a fellow mother with bipolar disorder recounting her experiences with postpartum depression. It’s courageous and beautiful and painful–and brought back many of my own experiences. […]

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