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Today marks the release of 15 emerging writers as the COMMON ROOM short story anthology, written by talented Wattpad teen writers and edited by the Freshman Fifteens, releases  exclusively on Wattpad. 2015 marks the beginning of our Freshman Fifteen debuts. … Continue reading

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The complete COMMON ROOM anthology, written by Wattpad teen writers and edited by the Freshman Fifteens, will be released on Wattpad on January 27, 2015—next week! It’s been a long time coming! We started working on this project in the … Continue reading

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The complete COMMON ROOM anthology, written by Wattpad teen writers and edited by the Freshman Fifteens, will be released on Wattpad on January 27, 2015. For more on the project, check out our previous posts. Before you read their fantastic … Continue reading

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We wrote books! We got agents! We sold books! Yay! Um, now what? That’s how the Freshman Fifteens felt for most of 2013 when we first formed our debut group. And then came 2014. The “now what?” became “oh, that … Continue reading

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Freshman Fifteens author Victoria Aveyard  chatted with fellow Freshman Laura Tims to find out more about her forthcoming debut, Please Don’t Tell (HarperCollins, Winter 2016). July. Joy discovers the reason why her twin sister won’t leave the house. His name is Adam Gordon. August. … Continue reading

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Yup. It’s the time of year for reflection and to give thanks. Debut authors have a lot to be thankful for. Trust me, I think about this all the time. There are the big-picture moments when you get perspective on how far … Continue reading

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Freshman Fifteens author Jen Brooks  chatted with fellow Freshman Jasmine Warga to find out more about her forthcoming debut, My Heart and Other Black Holes (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, February 10, 2015). Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With … Continue reading

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Freshman Fifteens author Lori Goldstein chatted with fellow Freshman Jenn Marie Thorne to find out more about her forthcoming debut, THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT (Dial/Penguin, March 17, 2015).   After a shy 16-year-old is outed as the illegitimate daughter of … Continue reading

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Freshman Fifteens author Jen Brooks  chatted with fellow Freshman Jenny Martin to find out more about her forthcoming debut, TRACKED (Dial/Penguin, May 5, 2015). Phee Van Zant, a wisp of a girl who’s far more Han Solo than Princess Leia, tends to drive … Continue reading

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Freshman Fifteens author Jen Brooks  chatted with fellow Freshman Kim Liggett about her forthcoming debut, BLOOD AND SALT (Putnam/Penguin, Fall 2015). BLOOD AND SALT is Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn. “When you fall in love, you will carve out … Continue reading

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