Book Activism: January/February

Though these be reviews in nature, I prefer to think of them as raising awareness. Book activism, if you will. There will be links to further check out these titles should my enjoyment make you curious. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne If you follow me on any social media platforms, you will have already seen me gush over […]

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Gender Roles & Young Adults: Little Game

As a Young Adult writer, and even more as a writer of diverse fantasy, I consider myself a fairly open-minded human. Creating a world where teens are able to break down barriers, conquer adversaries, and challenge the status quo, is an important part of my writing life. The question of gender roles is one I must […]

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It’s a Reading thing, not a Girl or Boy thing.

During my normal rounds this AM of the interweb I discovered this post, by author  D.S. Cahr, about publishers marketing YA books largely to girls. This is not new news, but I thought I’d add my (brief) two-cents. Make sure to check out the link above, and learn more about the author’s book The Secret […]

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Top Five YA Crushes

I’m borrowing this idea from another YA writers blog earlier this week. You can check out her post here. We all read YA for different reasons. For me, a big draw to this genre is the feels. I love how romance plays into the plots of YA novels. I largely read fantasy and paranormal (and all […]

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POISON Blog Tour

For my first blog tour, I am happy to be supporting a book as effervescently full of fun as Poison. When I heard about Bridget Zinn’s book — and the untimely passing of the author — I was moved by the groundswell support from the blogging and writing community. I did not know Bridget personally, […]

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Road Trip Wednesday: #171 Quarterly Check-up…I mean IN.

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. We,the bloggers who love YA Highway, post our response and then link it in the comments of the YA Highway site. Pretty fun! This Weeks Topic: Quarterly check-ins! We’re already 1/4 of the […]

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The Top Five YA Books I Read in 2012

I have ambitiously decided to narrow down the thirty books I read this year, consisting of mostly YA, to my Top Five. Yes. I’m going to try. *Cracks Knuckles* I read a few non-YA books this year, but as I am a Young Adult writer, I think it’s most appropriate to limit the Top Five […]

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