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Book Talk / Re: The High Crown Chronicles
« Last post by Elaine (aka sweetpea) on Today at 04:59 AM »
Nice!!
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Book Talk / Re: The High Crown Chronicles
« Last post by andracill on Yesterday at 06:28 PM »
Elaine, I actually read a version pretty similar to what is published (with a few additions), so I really enjoyed seeing how it had been tightened and really shined. :)

Rose, although it doesn't have magic, if you like fantasy (and liked Girl of Fire and Thorns, in particular), I suspect you'll like it.

Barb, it's a very fun read!
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Book Talk / Re: The High Crown Chronicles
« Last post by olmue on Yesterday at 08:01 AM »
Thanks for the recommendation, Robin! I admit that now that I can't casually browse my library's bookshelves, it especially helps to hear of recommendations from friends.
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Book Talk / Re: The High Crown Chronicles
« Last post by Elaine (aka sweetpea) on Yesterday at 04:27 AM »
I haven't been the boards for a while and I stumbled upon your post. I will have to get a copy to read. It's always fun to read a book that you've seen early drafts of!
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Book Talk / Re: The High Crown Chronicles
« Last post by Barbara Etlin on September 20, 2020, 11:11 PM »
Thanks for the information, Robin. I remember her. This sounds good!
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Book Talk / The High Crown Chronicles
« Last post by andracill on September 20, 2020, 05:27 PM »
I just finished the first book in the HIGH CROWN CHRONICLES by Jodi Gallegos (she used to visit here -- she's MamaG). It was so much fun to read a fantasy reminiscent of Tamora Pierce's Alanna series with a strong heroine making her way in a very patriarchal world. I also saw hints of GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS here too, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Allondale with Malory and Jamis. I thought Jodi did a great job resolving some of the issues while also leaving plenty for the next book -- and I already can't wait for read the next one! Anyone else read this? (It just came out, and I know if it in part because Jodi is one of my crit partners from way back.)
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Which publisher to choose?
« Last post by Elaine (aka sweetpea) on September 20, 2020, 01:33 PM »
I would go with the established press. I'm basing that on personal experience. My first book was published by a small press and they overextending themselves and went out of business. I was left with a book that had sold out of the initial 5k print run and no way to get more for events and signings.

I recently sold a picture book manuscript to Candlewick and the experience is completely different than with the smaller house. Yes, things are slower. My book won't be out until 2022, but I don't have any of the issues that I dealt with before and I'm not worried about not getting paid or having a book that won't ever get a second print run.

Good luck! I know it must be a tough decision. Also, congrats!
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Research / Re: Basketball goal vs basketball hoop
« Last post by karen-b-jones on September 19, 2020, 02:18 PM »
I thought the whole contraption was a goal (hoop, backboard, and net) and the hoop was the actual metal circle part. 

I've been in the Kansas City area since first grade, but was never much into sports.  So I could be wrong. 
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Can Indian mythology stories have copyright issues?
« Last post by karen-b-jones on September 19, 2020, 02:09 PM »
In addition to the watermark, make sure to only upload low-resolution versions of any illustrations online. 
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