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March 25, 2019
Hosted by Mary Nickum

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Interview more Saguaro Books authors: Damon Piletz Kristin Sexton Charlene Vermeulen 1. Tell us about your book 2. What experiences in your life led to your choice of subject for this book? 3. When did you begin to write? 4. Why did you write this particular book? 5. What else are you working on? 6. What has been your greatest inner struggle to overcome with relation to your writing career? 7. What words would you like to leave the world when you are gone? 8. Where can we learn more about you and your books? 9. Where can we buy your book?

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The Saguaro Books Radio Hour is about all aspects of publishing middle grade and young adult fiction. We discuss writing, editing, promotion, value of critique groups, interview some of our authors, have readings from some of our titles, interview local authors who have not published with us and interview other publishers of comparable size.

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Mary Nickum

I am an author and publisher. My idea to found Saguaro Books, LLC resulted from the difficulties I experienced as a first-time author seeking a publisher. I realized there needs to be a publisher who works directly with authors, excluding agents. Saguaro Books, LLC is just such a publisher. We work specifically with authors who have never published before. We carefully look at each submission for writing style and story development. We work with the authors we select to make the work the best it can be. We use a standard publishing model based on a contract and pay royalties twice per year. We offer a twenty percent royalty, higher than any of the larger publishers. We have twenty-eight titles in our published catalog, with five more coming this year. We were selected as a PAL publisher with the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. PAL means “Published and Listed.”

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