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Untamed: Interview with YA Author Madeline Dyer

I’m super excited to introduce you all to the wonderful YA author Madeline Dyer. She writes dark YA and explores the topics of survival and rebellilon in her latest YA dystopian series Untamed. She also has a fascination the relationship between madness and death, lives in the UK with her Shetland ponies, and loves Victorian novels….

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The Secrets We Hide: #ShareYourSecrets Campaign

These typewritten secrets are from participants of my #ShareYourSecrets campaign who asked to have their handwriting kept private. Most of the secrets from this campaign are shared by teenagers I’ve met at high school visits and book festivals. However, a few are from adults who’ve also attended my events. These secrets have been shared anonymously to…

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You Are Not Alone: #ShareYourSecrets Campaign

Today I’m sharing more secrets from the #ShareYourSecrets campaign. Many of these secrets come from teenagers I’ve met at high school visits and book festivals, and a few are from adults who’ve attended my events. These secrets have been shared anonymously to give a voice to the secrets we hide. Typewritten secrets are from participants who…

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More Secrets: #ShareYourSecrets Campaign

Since All We Left Behind came out in December, I’ve been collecting secrets. One of the major themes in All We Left Behind is the silence that surrounds Kurt and Marion’s secrets and how their desire to hide the past causes them to act in ways they normally never would. This is because secrets gain power from…

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YA Families in Crisis

Have you ever wanted to write a young adult novel about a family in crisis? I was struck by the passion and knowledge of four authors who spoke at the AWP writer’s conference in March. They discussed the challenges of writing novels about families caught up in abuse, war, poverty, PTSD, and the loss of a…

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