Someone left a thoughtful ask over on my Goodreads page, and I figured I’d share my answer here as well, for those interested. These questions come from Jennifer: How long was your process from writing the first words on a page to actually holding your finished, published book in your hands? I began writing Machinations in 2011, during my second year of college, and finished the first draft in early 2012. So about 4-5 years between when I wrote it and when it got published. Mind you, a lot of that wasn’t me being stalled by rejection; it was me being lazy and notRead More →

As most of you reading this already know from the way I’ve appended “rep’d by Marlene Stringer” to all my social media bios, I have an agent now!!! I know some have indicated an interest in knowing how this all came to be, so allow me to regale you with the story! But first, backstory! I’ve been writing my entire life. Literally, from the moment I understood I could put words together and make my own stories.┬áMy earliest memory of writing was using a program called Paint, Write, and Play. I’m pretty sure my mom still has some of the little stories I made throughRead More →