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Critter Lit is Growing!

AnnouncementsLindsay Ward2 Comments

Happy Thursday Critters! I’m so excited to announce that Critter Lit is growing! This little side-project that I started two years ago has taken off since February 2017, when I first launched the site. Huge thanks to all of you for your support and interest in Critter Lit!

I’m so proud of everyone who’s sent me their work. You’ve all committed the journey of being a creative and trying to break into the business of publishing. I know it’s not easy! I’ve been so impressed with what you’ve sent and your willingness to share your words with me. I’ve seen you get agented, published, and develop new voices. And I’m truly honored to be apart of your process.

When I started Critter Lit, I knew one day that I would need help— critiquing, editing, and handling the general maintenance of the site. But my goal was to always offer FREE ONE-TIME CRITIQUES, no matter what. Which at the time I wasn’t totally sure how I was going to handle in addition the very full plate I already had with my own work, family, and life. But this was and is my mission statement. You can read more about this here.

Here in the Tupta household, we’ve had a lot of changes in the last year. One of which is that my husband, Frank Tupta, will be publishing his first picture book, HOW TO BUILD A HAUNTED HOUSE, with Two Lions, an imprint of Amazon Publishing in July 2020! So exciting! I couldn’t be more proud of him! (Stay tuned for his debut author interview next year).

Frank has been writing for the last five years, working mostly on adult novels. Over the years, we’ve always edited each other’s work and bounced ideas off one-another. He has an incredible eye and has been a wonderful critique partner for my own work. So…I’m thrilled to announce that Frank will be joining Critter Lit to help me with handling all the critiques we receive.

So without further ado…please welcome Frank Tupta to the Critter Lit family!


Until next time…

Happy Writing!


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