Guest Posts & Interviews

Becoming Jinn Sells to Macmillan!

Curious how this all came to be? Read about it here and here.

Publisher’s Weekly: YA Writers Launch Writing Contest Via Wattpad

The Freshman Fifteens, a group of 15 authors publishing debut Young Adult novels in 2015, are teaming with online writing community Wattpad to organize a writing and mentoring contest that opened for entries on June 30.

Hypable: ‘Freshman Fifteen’ debut authors announce innovative Wattpad writing contest

Hypable speaks to debut author Lori Goldstein about spearheading an exciting writing contest with her fellow “Freshman Fifteen” authors and Wattpad.

Hypable: Cover reveal: ‘Becoming Jinn,’ plus interview with author Lori Goldstein (giveaway)

Hypable has an exclusive look at the evocative cover art for the contemporary YA fantasy Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein, and a chance to win an advance copy!

Freshman Fifteens: Yearbook Profile

Freshman Fifteens author Jasmine Warga  chatted with fellow Freshman Lori Goldstein to find out more about her forthcoming debut, BECOMING JINN (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan, Spring 2015).

Brenda Drake’s Blog: Who I’m Thankful For

The answer to who Lori is thankful for, and specifically, who turned her writing career around, may surprise you.

Aimee L. Salter’s blog: The Importance of Having an Honest Cheerleader

Behind every successful writer is a pom-pom wielding cheerleader. As time goes on, if you’re lucky, you may look over your shoulder and realize you’ve gathered an entire high-ponytailed squad. But in the beginning, there is just one.

Miss Snark’s First Victim: My Contest Success Story

Contests are a little bit like the first day of school. You dress up your first page in its finest duds, hope the teacher (i.e., judge) likes it, and are scared beyond all get-out that you won’t make a single friend.

First Five Pages Workshop: My Success Story
Nothing requires more courage than opening yourself up to critique. But doling out criticism also takes guts. And skill. And tact. And above all, good intentions.
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