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Why I withdrew from the writing community in 2015 (and why this ALA Midwinter is really special to me)

I usually don’t notice I’ve been depressed until I’m done being depressed. I’ve always had a “clean slate” mentality: if I miss an email, don’t exercise, don’t write, the day’s a waste and doesn’t count. But it’s okay, because tomorrow … Continue reading

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Weird Feminism: The Bergstrom Storm

There’s something I’ve noticed about white middle-aged men who write thrillers with young female protagonists. On the 24th, S. (Scott) Bergstrom basically pissed off the entire YA community in an interview with Publishers Weekly with his claims that the category … Continue reading

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Interview with Lori M. Lee, Debut Author of Gates of Thread and Stone

So today is a pretty cool day. And no, not because it’s the anniversary of Charles the Fifteenth getting crowned king of Norway. (After the tenth Charles you should probably stop counting.) TODAY IS THE BOOK BIRTHDAY OF GATES OF … Continue reading

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Interview with Joy Hensley, Debut Author of RITES OF PASSAGE

To cap off this week’s interview blitz, I spoke with Joy Hensley, whose YA Contemporary debut, RITES OF PASSAGE, will be out from Harper Teen on September 9th, 2014! Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going … Continue reading

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Interview with Robin Talley, Debut Author of LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

Today I interviewed the author of a book I’m truly excited about. Robin Talley’s debut, the LGBT YA historical novel LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, will be out September 30th, 2014, from Harlequin Teen! In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on … Continue reading

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Interview with Rebecca Behrens, Debut Author of WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE

Today I had the awesome opportunity to interview Rebecca Behrens, author of debut upper MG contemporary WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE, which just came out on Feb 4th from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky! First Daughter Audrey Rhodes can’t wait for the party she … Continue reading

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Interview with Virginia Boecker, Debut Author of THE WITCH HUNTER

So I’ve been away doing some traveling – and now that I’m back, I have some fabulous interviews to share! First up is the Freshman Fifteens’ own Virginia Boecker, whose YA Fantasy THE WITCH HUNTER will be out Spring 2015 … Continue reading

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