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Tuesday 15 January 2019

☀☄ The Young Adult Writer's Journey - Janet Schrader-Post, Elizabeth Fortin-Hinds

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Young Adult Writer's Journey: An Encyclopedia for YA Writers, a Non-Fiction 'How-to' book by and (, Tell-Tale Publishing Group, 199 pages).

Don't miss our Guest Post with author Janet Schrader-Post where she tells us why she writes Young Adult fitcion. 

**Grab your copy for ONLY 0.99 until 1 February 2019!**

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. The Young Adult Writer's Journey is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (

|| Synopsis || Trailer || Teaser: KCR Preview || Author Guest Post || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Finally, an all-inclusive book on young adult fiction must-do, don’t do and how-to. If you want to write a young adult novel, you need to read this book first. Coauthored by an award-winning YA author and an acquisitions editor, both experts on kids and what they like to read, this encyclopedia contains all you need to start or improve a career as a YA fiction author. ​

From an examination of the market, genre and its sub-genres, to mechanics and the business, everything is at your fingertips. This amazing writer’s resource is written in a relaxed and interesting style, with plenty of contemporary references and examples for clear understanding and easier application.
"The trouble with “how to” books on creativity is that they usurp creativity. Not so with this very insightful guide for YA writing. If it doesn’t become a standard or even a classic among reference books, it will be an oversight.

Janet Schrader-Post and Elizabeth Fortin-Hinds have all the marinated smarts and credentialed experience to pull this off, and they do! No dictated wisdom from on high here, no grafted creativity, THE YOUNG ADULT WRITER’S JOURNEY is accessible, motivational and a clear map that leaves plenty of room to discover for anyone wanting to explore their creative side."

Thomas Sullivan, Pulitzer-nominated author of THE PHASES OF HARRY MOON

About the Authors

|| Janet Schrader-Post || Elizabeth Fortin-Hinds || Wise Words Publishing / Tell-Tale Publishing ||

Daughter of a Colonel, Janet Schrader-Post lived the military life until she got out of high school. She lived in Hawaii and worked as a polo groom for fifteen years, then moved to Florida where she became a reporter.

For ten years she covered kids in high school and middle school. Kids as athletes, kids doing amazing things no matter how hard their circumstances. It impressed her, and it awed her.

“How wonderful teens are. They have spirit and courage in the face of the roughest time of their lives. High school is a war zone. Between dodging bullies, school work and after school activities, teens nowadays have a lot on their plate. I wrote stories about them and I photographed them. My goal was to see every kid in their local newspaper before they graduated.”

Elizabeth Fortin-Hinds knows kids well. She spent decades teaching teens and adults to write and improve their reading skills. As a literacy expert and certified coach, she helped both teachers from elementary to secondary and preservice graduate students learn to improve reading and writing instruction. She has taught at both the secondary and graduate level, everything from rhetoric, essays, and thesis statements, to poetry, short stories, and how to write a novel. She has learned to use both sides of her brain simultaneously, but enjoys the creative side the most, learning to play piano, draw and paint, and find time for her own writing since retiring from her “day” jobs.

A “true believer” in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, mythic structures, she uses that lens when considering manuscripts for Tell-Tale Publishing Group, a company she founded with some friends from her critique group a decade ago.

Wise Words Publishing, an Affiliate of Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC

We are a small press, a traditional publishing company bringing you the best in E-books, print and audio books to feed your body, mind and spirit. Our cutting-edge fiction includes old favorites and edgy speculative fiction for today's eclectic readers. Our stories will grab your attention and take you on a fast, exciting ride that will leave you breathless. WW, our affiliate, publishes select literature under our Cosmos Imprint and nonfiction titles under our Ivy Tower Imprint.

Founded in 2009, in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Our company motto of "excellence in creative entertainment and learning, " informs our artwork, manuscript selection, editing and publishing.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow The Young Adult Writer's Journey's tour at:

Jan 7: Joanne Guidoccio
Jan 8: Fabulous and Brunette
Jan 9: Mythical Books ✍
Jan 10: Bookaholic ✍
Jan 11: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Jan 14: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Jan 15: BooksChatter
Jan 16: Books,Dreams,Life
Jan 17: Kit 'N Kabookle
Jan 18: Edgar's Books
Jan 21: T's Stuff
Jan 22: It's Raining Books
Jan 23: Mixed Book Bag
Jan 24: This and That Book Blog
Jan 25: The Avid Reader
Jan 28: Readeropolis
Jan 29: Independent Authors
Jan 30: The Reading Addict
Jan 31: Locks, Hooks and Books
Feb 1: All the Ups and Downs


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for hosting our book on your blog. We appreciate your help in making our book tour fantastic!

James Robert said...

I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, thanks for sharing :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Rose-Marie said...

This book does sound like a wonderful resource, and couldn't be done by someone with a better experience base!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Comments, to me, are one of the most crucial parts of a great blog tour. We love hearing from you all.

fhms97 said...

thanks for the givwaway!!