Madeline Claire Franklin's Blog

February 12, 2018

rec·la·ma·tion /rekləˈmāSH(ə)n/ noun the process of claiming something back or of reasserting a right. “the reclamation of our shared history” 2018, I’m comin’ for you.
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Published on February 12, 2018 11:13 • 2 views

September 26, 2017

But first: a little gratitude. When I set out to create this charity anthology over summer, I had assumed I would be doing the entire project alone (outside of the contributing authors, who have been phenomenal to work with, by the way). It would not have been the first time I published a book by […]
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Published on September 26, 2017 10:05 • 17 views

September 18, 2017

It’s happening! It’s really happening! I am SO proud to announce the following amazing authors as contributors to the YA Halloween charity anthology from Unknown Press: Kathryn J. Benson S. Carys Jennifer Diemer  Bridget Essex James C. Femmer Madeline Claire Franklin Julia Heller Debbie Manber Kupfer Michael Leali Jesse William Olson Leslie Teel Diane Telgen […]
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Published on September 18, 2017 11:22 • 20 views

August 10, 2017

(*By “business” I mean “activity or concern,” not industry!) So, 2017 has had many of us feeling pretty powerless–especially if you’re not in a swing state, and/or don’t have enough disposable income to donate to reputable charities every month. The world is a hot mess sundae, and the US is a steaming pile of cherries […]
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Published on August 10, 2017 09:27 • 11 views

August 3, 2017

So I’m doing a thing, because I work well under pressure, and I have a Critical Thesis to write this semester and not enough pressure to cook with apparently! This summer and fall I’m using my expertise in indie publishing to put together an anthology of Halloween-themed short stories written by YA authors. Why? Because […]
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Published on August 03, 2017 09:10 • 9 views

January 28, 2017

I recently attended and returned from my second residency at VCFA (and my first winter residency). It was in many ways even better than the first residency, and in some ways it was less, but it was incredible to be surrounded by so many creative, insightful, inspiring people, especially after the year we’ve all had. […]
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Published on January 28, 2017 11:22 • 14 views

January 9, 2017

(Yeah yeah I haven’t updated in ages. 2016 sucked, end of story.) Of all the slang to come about in the last decade, “no chill” has bee the best phrase to apply to my general state of existence. I’ve always been an excitable, overly anxious person, over-thinking, over-processing, to the point of wild emotional instability. […]
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Published on January 09, 2017 07:34 • 12 views

July 25, 2016

I’m trying to wrap my brain around the residency before it all fades away, but frankly I’m still exhausted from the whole experience (plus a mostly unrelated health issue on my first day back to work :P) so I’d better write down what I remember, now, before it’s gone. VCFA is magical. They call it […]
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Published on July 25, 2016 13:15 • 27 views

May 16, 2016

I can’t believe it’s been five years since The Poppet and the Lune was published! Five years of indie publishing, five years of putting my weird-ass brain on the page and out into the world for all to see (or, at least, the handful of you who have read my books ;D). What an incredible feeling. […]
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Published on May 16, 2016 06:06 • 31 views

May 5, 2016

Hello all! It’s been a while! Life has been life, shall we say? And let it go at that. But some exciting things have happened while I’ve been absent from this blog! I finally decided to take the plunge and … Continue reading →
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Published on May 05, 2016 07:51 • 31 views