Kilby Blades is a 40-time-award-winning author of Romance and Women’s Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018. She is the founder of Plot Bunny Editing and serves as its principal developmental editor. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and leveraged learnings from her earlier career as a digital marketing executive to author “The Book Marketing Audit”. She writes a monthly column for the RWA Romance Writer’s Report, has guest-written for Publisher’s Weekly, Heroes and Heartbreakers and Writer’s Digest, and runs an author advice portal on SixFigureAuthor.com.