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A Broadway Buff's Guide to YA (Part III)
It’s me, your self-appointed Swoon Reads Broadway nerd. There’s a whole new slew of shows hitting the Great White Way, but before they do, let’s see how what’s playing now matches up with some of our favorite YA reads.If you love “Hadestown,” read The Soul Keepers by Devon TaylorThe afterlife is reimagined in both of these gems. In “Hadestown,” it’s ...
The Soul Keepers,
How The Light Gets In,
The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate,
Five Inspiring Writers You Should Follow on Social Media
We all know writing is (almost always) a single player game, and it can be lonely hitting the keys all by yourself. But we have good news—you don’t have to feel alone in this wonderful world of social media. There are authors brimming with great advice a few clicks away! We’re here with a list of five inspiring authors that ...
A Broadway Buff's Guide to YA (Part II)
There’s a whole new season of theater to enjoy, which means my weeknights have been taken over by pre-show Thai food dinners (give me ALL the noodles) and late night train rides home (give me ALL the post-noodle, post-theater naps).With Tony nominations just around the corner, it’s time to revisit my two favorite topics—Broadway shows and YA novels! Which musicals ...
Kissing Max Holden,
no love allowed,
A Prom to Remember
Publishing 101: How to Ace the Comp Title Game
You probably know by now that people in publishing love to abbreviate words. Publication date becomes “pub date.” The American Library Association becomes “ALA,” which stands not only for the organization itself but for the organization’s conferences. Subsidiary rights, or the rights we sell to audio publishers, book clubs, etc. become “subrights.” It’s possible you’ve heard editors, agents, or authors ...
Reading the Oscars: 3 YA Novels Paired with Oscar Nominees
It’s officially Oscar season! If you’re anything like me, you’re now in crunch mode trying to see as many movies as you can before the big night. I’ve only seen three of the best picture nominees (THE HORROR), so if anyone needs me for the next month, you know where I’ll be—trying to watch as many films as humanly possible. ...
The Supervillain and Me,