April 2022 Writing Update: Secret Project, SCBWI Conference, and More!

I’ve got a lot of ground to cover with this overdue writing update, so let’s dive right in! There’s a lot going on with my writing projects, plus I attended a regional conference with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) last weekend! Writing Updates: The Queen of Whitman Court: Back in March, …

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February 2022 Writing Update

Set-backs in writing are…frustrating. And discouraging. I know set-backs are common for writers. Stories not working out, characters falling flat, readers not understanding something in the book, etc. There are always scenes to revise and stories to sort out. And it takes humility to see it, to say, “It’s not ready yet,” and be willing …

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Writing Update: December 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here’s my present to you: a Winter Writing Update! My latest writing update can be summed up in one simple sentence: I’m going all in to the Whitman Court series. While this isn’t necessarily shocking or new, it’s reflective of my state of mind to actually declare the series as …

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Foolish Musings: Reflections on Our Company of Fools, 5 Years Later

Our Company of Fools by Madelynn Orion is now available on Amazon here. For more information about the book, see here. * It’s here, it’s here! On the day of its fifth anniversary, Our Company of Fools is released to the world! When I first held the proof copy of my book, I cried, “It’s …

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The History of Writing Our Company of Fools

Reminiscing about the past often points me to the work the Lord has done in my life and all the good that has happened, often in spite of (or even because of) the bad. As I thought back on the history of how Our Company of Fools came to be—which was full of highs and …

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Our Company of Fools Cover Reveal!

So excited to unveil the cover for Our Company of Fools today! The artist who brought the story of Fools to life through this incredible cover is Caleb Cole - go check him out at https://www.calebcole.art/ Now - without further ado, I present the cover of Our Company of Fools: Our Company of Fools releases …

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Our Company of Fools Throwback Posts

Since I started this blog a few years ago, I’ve written a lot about my journey with Our Company of Fools. So, in anticipation of the book’s release, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the highlights. Looking back at my posts about Fools, I …

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Why am I Self-Publishing?

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of becoming a published author. Whenever I said “published,” though, the assumption was always traditional publishing. So, why am I jumping into self-publishing? Am I giving up on my dream? No, not at all—I’m chasing it. Before I dive into my reasons for self-publishing, I …

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