It was my pleasure to have worked on a few academic projects with Ooligan graduate Jonathan Stark. When I met him as a fellow student, he was already had written a screenplay and was producing the indie film Population 2. He developed the Start to Finish program for Ooligan Press, and he is now involved […]
Every writer has their own writing process. Whether that means busting out the notecards to lay out the plotlines or making sure there are fourteen bags of M&M’s on hand at all time, there are just some things that a writer relies on to make it through a manuscript. Upcoming Ooligan author Karelia Stetz-Waters is no exception. Recently, I got the opportunity to ask Karelia all about her writing process and how she brings her stories to life.
Last week, I got a chance to have a conversation with the author of a brand-new YA novel that hit shelves in October. This book comes courtesy of a familiar name in the program—Cory Wheeler Mimms, who graduated last winter, had his first novel released through Craigmore Creations, the Portland-based independent publisher that he has […]
By Lauren Brooke Horn T.A. Barron is the award-winning author of the Merlin and Heartlight sagas. His newest release, Atlantis Rising, is the first in a trilogy exploring the mythos surrounding the creation of Atlantis. In this interview, T.A. Barron takes a moment to talk about his new book, the writing process, and his advice […]
By Whitney Smyth Author Jessica Andersen started professionally writing romance novels in 2001, and hasn’t looked back. After recently finishing up her darkly themed Mayan apocalypse series, Final Prophecy, she donned a new penname and has begun a new series of lighter Western romances as Jesse Hayworth. I was able to snag a few minutes […]
Simone Elkeles, a self-proclaimed “housewife from Chicago,” recently hit the New York Times Best Seller List with the final installment of her teen romance trilogy Perfect Chemistry. She is also well known for her two other series Leaving Paradise and How to Ruin; her most recent work, Wild Cards, was released on October 1. This […]