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cristinterrill:

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It’s been a busy few weeks in my writing world. I was flooded with wonderful, supportive messages from you guys after my announcement about the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS sequel, I’m hard at work on a new book, I’m simultaneously working on the AOY novella and several short stories I’ll be releasing…

Last chance! I’ll be closing the applications at the end of the day.

I had a lot more applications than I was expecting (how did I underestimate your awesomeness??), and unfortunately I can’t take everyone at this time. I really wish I could. I’ll be choosing the first Insiders by the end of the week and sending out swag packs, and I’m working on coming up with something that I can send to EVERYONE to thank you for your interest until I’m able to make all of you Insiders!

YA Highway: Guest Post: Cover Evolution With Cristin Terrill and ALL OUR YESTERDAYS →

I’m on YA Highway today with a glimpse into the difficult, behind-the-scenes design process for the cover(s) of ALL OUR YESTERDAYS!

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cristinterrill:

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It’s been a busy few weeks in my writing world. I was flooded with wonderful, supportive messages from you guys after my announcement about the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS sequel, I’m hard at work on a new book, I’m simultaneously working on the AOY novella and several short stories I’ll be releasing for you guys soon, and the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS paperback is now out in the world.

The truth is, I could use some help! And more than that, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS could use some help.

So I’m starting a street team: the Insiders. *cue ominous music* Like Em and Finn, you will be given a list with various missions (no assassinations, I promise!) which you can complete to win awesome prizes, like:

  • Exclusive ALL OUR YESTERDAYS bonus scenes
  • Books and ARCs by me and others
  • Sneak peeks at what I’m working on
  • Gift cards and other fun presents

The Insiders will also be my beta-testers and sounding boards. I’ll be asking Insiders for feedback on unpublished work, the cover for the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS novella, future book titles and more, and your names will be listed in the Acknowledgments section of my next book.

And I’ll be supporting the Insiders in return! Are you an aspiring author who needs help writing your first query letter? I’m there. Need a new feature for your book blog? I’ll help you brainstorm. Totally stuck on your calculus homework? I’ll… probably be no help with that, but I’ll commiserate with you.

I don’t want the Insiders to be some self-serving marketing initiative. I’ve gotten to know a lot of you pretty well over this past year or so, and my readers are the best. I want to get to know you better! I want us to be a real team, where I support you and your work as much as you support me and mine. I have some ideas about how to do this, and I’m hoping you will too.

So, are you ready to accept the mission to become an Insider? Fill out this short form. (If I get more applicants than I’m expecting, I may need to cap the number of Insiders, at least initially.) Once you’re confirmed, I’ll send you a membership packet with ALL OUR YESTERDAYS swag/secret fun stuff and give you the password to the secret Insider message board where more fun stuff awaits like maybe deleted kissing scenes.

Sound like fun?

Then spread the word and come join me here on the inside!

Just a reminder! I’m going to close the applications on Wednesday, so now’s the time!

The best companion who never was.

(via abbottfinn)

lacigreen:

squidsqueen:

What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

beautifully said ^

So this weird circumstance exists where Nicki Minaj looks a LOT like my therapist (if my therapist wore more make-up and was more sartorially daring), so anytime I see Nicki say something encouraging, I feel like it’s my therapist talking to me. It’s… very odd.

(via jessicaloveya)

russianorcas:

Two albino orcas were sighted today near the southern Kuril Islands!

Albino on 1st photo is believed to be an adult female or sub-adult male. 
Photographer - Brad Siviour
Source: (x)

Coooooool!

(via teamorkid)

miss-rhapsody:

cristinterrill:

Forgot I had this! The big male that passed under my kayak. His dorsal fin was at least five feet tall. #killerwhale #orca

How beautiul. Fife (A60)!

Ooh, is that who it is?? I figured I’d be able to identify him by that notch in his dorsal but I hadn’t got around to it yet. Awesome, thank you!

You guys, Fife is the younger brother of Corky, one of the SeaWorld orcas who was captured in the wild. Her capture really devastated her pod in terms of reproductive capability, and Corky has been shown to recognize, even decades later, the distinctive language of her pod and to get very agitated by it. How sad to see Fife so free and beautiful in the wild while his sister is basically enslaved.

Be an Insider!

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It’s been a busy few weeks in my writing world. I was flooded with wonderful, supportive messages from you guys after my announcement about the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS sequel, I’m hard at work on a new book, I’m simultaneously working on the AOY novella and several short stories I’ll be releasing for you guys soon, and the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS paperback is now out in the world.

The truth is, I could use some help! And more than that, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS could use some help.

So I’m starting a street team: the Insiders. *cue ominous music* Like Em and Finn, you will be given a list with various missions (no assassinations, I promise!) which you can complete to win awesome prizes, like:

  • Exclusive ALL OUR YESTERDAYS bonus scenes
  • Books and ARCs by me and others
  • Sneak peeks at what I’m working on
  • Gift cards and other fun presents

The Insiders will also be my beta-testers and sounding boards. I’ll be asking Insiders for feedback on unpublished work, the cover for the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS novella, future book titles and more, and your names will be listed in the Acknowledgments section of my next book.

And I’ll be supporting the Insiders in return! Are you an aspiring author who needs help writing your first query letter? I’m there. Need a new feature for your book blog? I’ll help you brainstorm. Totally stuck on your calculus homework? I’ll… probably be no help with that, but I’ll commiserate with you.

I don’t want the Insiders to be some self-serving marketing initiative. I’ve gotten to know a lot of you pretty well over this past year or so, and my readers are the best. I want to get to know you better! I want us to be a real team, where I support you and your work as much as you support me and mine. I have some ideas about how to do this, and I’m hoping you will too.

So, are you ready to accept the mission to become an Insider? Fill out this short form. (If I get more applicants than I’m expecting, I may need to cap the number of Insiders, at least initially.) Once you’re confirmed, I’ll send you a membership packet with ALL OUR YESTERDAYS swag/secret fun stuff and give you the password to the secret Insider message board where more fun stuff awaits like maybe deleted kissing scenes.

Sound like fun?

Then spread the word and come join me here on the inside!

lemonsharks:

yemite:

sarah531:

The other day I had a really good idea for a story:

A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy about poisonous hatred conquered by love. Reconciliation seems impossible-

-then a person from one group falls in love with a person from the other

#it would be better if somehow EVERY OTHER SHAKESPEARE WAS HAPPENING AT ONCE#like you got a benedict and beatice b-story#and then somebody see’s their dad’s ghost#and there’s cross-dressing#and three upperclassmen tell macbeth he will be drama club president

oh my god I need this

nobody dies but SEVEN PEOPLE ARE EXPELLED

When I was in college, I stage managed a show compiled by several friends of mine that was a combination between Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The idea came from the fact that in Hamlet, you already have these two established relationships — Hamlet and Ophelia and Gertrude and Claudius — but we don’t really know how those relationships come to be. So they used R&J and Macbeth to flesh out the backstories (as well as weaving in other plot elements from them later on). So Hamlet became part Romeo who fell in love with the daughter of his political rival Ophelia/Juliet, and Gertrude/Lady Mac conspired with her lover Claudius/Macbeth to kill Old Hamlet/Duncan and seize the thrown. It was amazing how seamlessly the three stories came together, and it is still to this day one of the coolest projects I’ve ever been a part of.

(via heyteenbookshey)

4thecetaceans:

For 20 years, the National Aquarium was synonymous with its dolphin show until it was canceled and turned into “Dolphin Discovery” in 2012. Now, the aquarium is in talks to relocate its eight dolphins altogether.

“Most large mammals in zoos get to ‘retire’ in elephant or lion sanctuaries,” says Aquarium CEO John Racanelli. “But there isn’t one yet for dolphins. If we do relocate them, it must be a carefully researched project.”

The aquarium is in talks to spearhead the first seaside dolphin sanctuary in the country—although it’s at least three to five years away—and its priorities include keeping the dolphins together and maintaining a connection between the animals and visitors (perhaps through a program like Skype).

“Our audience has evolved,” Racanelli says. “Baby boomers grew up on Flipper, but millennials grew up on Free Willy and The Cove. They are interested in these animals being treated more humanely.”

He admits that conservation documentaries like The Cove and Blackfish have added some pressure: “They have been a real catalyst. Anyone who is still keeping dolphins and whales is paying attention to these trends.”

Please write a letter to Baltimore Aquarium telling them to release their dolphins. Don’t know what to say? Look in the comments! I’ll comment what to say!

Contact them at www.aqua.org/contact PLEASE!

I’ve loved the National Aquarium ever since I was a kid and used to go all the time, but I haven’t been in yeeeeears because I don’t want to support cetacean captivity. I would be so thrilled if they moved forward with this plan and set an example for other aquariums with captive dolphins and whales.

(via seaworld-secrets)

We played a few games of pool with the guides in the hotel bar before going our separate ways.

Back to the Haida-Way — the thriving center of social life in Port McNeill (it has a bar AND a liquor store!) — and the longest shower of my LIFE.

Arriving back at Telegraph Cove! Just in time, too, because I’ve reached peak grossness after six days in the hinterlands with no shower.