Young Adult Books

YA Self-Publishing Series: Interview with Drae Box

Self-publishing used to be considered a vanity choice, but with the current flux of the book industry, independent publishing has blossomed into an exciting new market. Independent authors are taking control of their own publishing careers and becoming entrepreneurs who write, market, and publish. It’s the wild wild west of publishing with a wide variety of results,…

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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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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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Morally Complicated YA

Twitter exploded yesterday after the announcement of Scott Bergstrom’s 6-figure deal for his debut YA novel The Cruelty. The backlash came in reaction to his comments in his interview with Publisher’s Weekly, which YA authors have categorized as “misogynistic” and “bashing the YA industry.” The main quotes that lit this twitter fire and birthed the…

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Huntsman Book Launch Party and Giveaway!

Join me online this Saturday to celebrate the launch of Rebecca Davis’ new novel the Huntsman! The Huntsman is the fourth book in the UnFairytales Saga, all penned by teenage author Rebecca Davis. She’s seventeen and she’s already self-published four books. This girl is on fire! The online book launch also includes four special guest authors…

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