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July 19, 2016
Keep Your Magic Rules Simple
When I’m doing Q&As with authors, one of my favorite questions to ask them is, “What would your superpower...
May 15, 2015
Long Live Vampires!
Temple West’s debut novel Velvet came out on Tuesday, and I could not be more excited for a brand...
November 19, 2014
A Dystopian Guide for Survival
A few years ago I was working on a dystopian series which shall remain nameless for the sake of this...
September 15, 2014
As you may recall from my last post I am going through something of a reading funk due to my...
August 6, 2014
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
I think it is safe to assume that at some point in our lives we have all found ourselves part...
August 5, 2014
All The Single Ladies
Happy August Swooners. So let’s dive into one of the essential pieces of the YA Romance equation: the single...
July 16, 2014
Jenerally Speaking: Summer Lovin’
Well we’ve reached the middle of summer and I have to say it has been a pretty good one...
July 9, 2014
Love and Death in London
I recently attended a party where everyone got a nametag when they arrived and the nametag needed to include not...
June 18, 2014
Jenerally Speaking: Come Fly with Me
Oh summer, you are finally here! Summer in the Big Apple can be particularly brutal – especially in July and August...
June 10, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Is Your Book a Young Adult Romance?
May 21, 2014
Jenerally Speaking: The Mother Lode
Thank You… Mother’s Day, for being a great way to tell Mom, “You gave birth to me. You raised...
May 7, 2014
What Supernatural Power Should You Have?
If you are anything like me, you take at least three Buzzfeed quizzes a day. What City Should You Live...
April 23, 2014
Can’t Buy Me Love or Nobility
Swooners, do any of you remember the movie “Can’t Buy Me Love”? It is an 80’s movie about...
April 2, 2014
Airport Reads and How Not to Judge a Book by its Movie
I spend a lot of time in airports. Attending up to six teacher and librarian conferences a year for my...
March 26, 2014
Jenerally Speaking: March Madness – My Elite Eight
It is that time of year again…March Madness. I have a one track mind when it comes to college...
March 5, 2014
The Slightly Naughty Ladies Of Downton Abbey
The epic and beloved PBS series, Downton Abbey, is one of the world’s break-out hits. One viewing of the...
February 26, 2014
Genre Romance – Fantasy
Fantasy has always been my first love. Growing up, if I had my choice, every book would have been set...
February 19, 2014
My Most Anticipated Book of 2014
The American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting is probably my favorite convention of the year. Booktalking is a huge part...
February 12, 2014
Jenerally Speaking: Valentine’s Edition
Does everyone know that Friday is Valentine’s Day? I find it hard to forget when I walk into a...
February 5, 2014
Love on Both Sides of Time: A Review of Caroline B. Cooney’s Beloved Historical YA Romance
Caroline B. Cooney’s Both Sides of Time is considered by many to be a YA classic—on the same...
January 29, 2014
Jenerally Speaking: So Many Books, So Little Time…
Doing research for my sales calls, I spend a lot of time looking at books online that have published or...