Debut author Kristiana Sfirlea's humorous and heartfelt middle grade may be the best MG release of 2020.
Coronavirus has shut down multiple schools, sent folks to work at home, and kept us all isolated as much as possible. So what better time to read a good book than when you’re cooped up in your own house?
I share a letter I wrote with advice for a college student aspiring to break into publishing.
I failed all my goals, and I'm proud of myself!
If you know me at all, you know that I’m a fantasy nut. I can rattle off title after title I’ve enjoyed in speculative fiction. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lord of the Rings, The Dark is Rising, Donita K. Paul, Bryan Davis, Artemis Fowl, Redwall, and, most recently, Children of Blood and Bone… the list … Continue reading Stop Bashing Fantasy: Why YA Fantasy is Essential
Some people dream their entire life about becoming a published author. Twenty-two-year-old Hope Bolinger has actually done it. Hope received a contract for her YA novel Blaze during her junior year in college. The book will be coming out June 3, 2019, only a week from now and a few weeks after she walked across … Continue reading Twenty-two and Published: Interview with YA Author Hope Bolinger
“You gonna stay in bed all day?” “When was the last time you went to the gym?” “Slowpoke.” “We’ll only be standing for a few hours.” You wouldn’t say these things to someone who uses a wheelchair, someone who has an obvious disability. So why is it okay to say these things to someone with … Continue reading 9 Things I Wish People Knew About Invisible Illnesses
I love young adult fiction, but there are a few aspects that I don't love quite as much.
In the quest to get published, here are a few places to avoid pitching your novel.
The New Year's Resolutions you need to succeed! (And actual helpful information after the sarcasm.)