The weekly web ramble (5/20

Links from the web jungle


– Agent Mandy Hubbard talks trends in YA & MG

– And Agent Mandy also answers the big question of how much money writers actually make

– If you aren’t able to make it to Rick Riordan and James Patterson’s live event this coming Wednesday, May 26th, you can still watch it online, just click here at 6:30 PM EST


Kim Harrington explains the cognitive looping that is writer’s block

– How found photographs sparked the idea for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Brianna Karp, author of The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness, on the reality of being homeless

Karen Healey tells a true story to open the Auckland Writer’s Festival:


– Check out the first two chapters of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Big Thrill has put together First Thrills, a new collection of crime short stories, and to give us a taste they’ve released Children’s Day, a new Miranda Corbie short story from Kelli Stanley! Check it out.

– Read the first six chapters of Relic Master by Catherine Fisher

– Check out the first three chapters of Nightspell by Leah Cypess

– Read the first two chapters from Shadow Raiders, by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes (just scroll to the  bottom of the page)