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June 7, 2018
Building the Perfect YA Prom
For a lot of people, prom is a magical high school memory. The perfect outfit, the perfect date, the perfect...
May 25, 2018
6 Books to Read if You (Already) Miss the Royal Wedding
If you’re anything like me, you voluntarily got up extremely early last Saturday to watch true love blossom on...
March 28, 2018
6 YA Books to Remind You That Springtime Is Actually Coming
I am so ready for spring. Technically, it is already spring, according to the calendar, and yet the weather here...
March 22, 2018
Bookish Blends: The Perfect Tea to Sip While Devouring Your Next YA Read
Six book/tea pairings to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.
March 13, 2018
3 YA Female Character Tropes That Can See Themselves Out ASAP
Let’s face it—even though we’re living in the golden age of young adult fiction (I just decided...
March 9, 2018
6 YA Books That Make You Wish You Went to Boarding School
I’ll admit it: boarding schools are my number one favorite trope in YA literature. I spent most of my...
February 27, 2018
FAQs: Sex in YA Novels
We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about sex in YA novels. So, today I thought I’d...
January 31, 2018
7 YA Books With Animal Friends That I Want to Adopt
Sometimes pets make the best character sidekicks. Our picks here.
January 24, 2018
PSA: Sexual Violence Is Not a Plot Device
Attention, Writers! Today we are interrupting your regularly scheduled swooning with an important Public Service Announcement: Sexual violence is not...
January 17, 2018
New Years Resolution: More Strong Female Voices
Every year I make wildly unrealistic resolutions in the New Year. I’ll finally start going to that gym I...
January 12, 2018
7 YA Princesses That Aren't Damsels in Distress
Princesses get a bad rap. Too often the word “princess” conjures up the mental image of a simpering, vapid and...
December 18, 2017
6 YA Series I Can’t Wait to Finish in 2018
I’m old at heart. (And in one arthritic hip, but mostly just at heart). A lot of people say...
November 17, 2017
2017 YA Novels You Should Read, Based on Your Hogwarts House
Let the sorting hat pick your perfect read.
November 14, 2017
Celebrate International Girls Day with These Four Kick-Butt Female YA Characters
I love to read novels about young women who are taking the world by storm, whether they’re making a...
September 4, 2017
Stuff Your Backpack with These 3 Back-to-School Reads
It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that very soon we’ll be enjoying crisp fall...
September 1, 2017
8 YA Characters Who Could Convincingly Narrate Taylor Swift’s New Single
Hoping to capitalize off a year of PR missteps, Taylor Swift is seizing the narrative that painted her as a...
August 24, 2017
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough: 5 Tips for Writing an Interesting Love Story
Whether you are writing a love story or a story with a romantic subplot, it’s crucial that your readers...
July 28, 2017
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Me Before Thee – Crafting a YA Romance That Puts Self-Love in the Equation
If you’re a YA writer, chances are you’ve got some romance in your book. At least, I hope...
July 24, 2017
Author & Editor Teams: Editing a Contemporary Novel with Kate Farrell
Ever been curious about editor/author relationships? Editor Kate Farrell teamed up with Heather Demetrios, author of Something Real, I...
July 21, 2017
Author & Editor Teams: Writing a Contemporary Novel with Heather Demetrios
Ever been curious about editor/author relationships? Heather Demetrios, author of Something Real, I'll Meet You There, and Bad...
July 12, 2017
Author & Editor Teams: Editing a Contemporary Novel with Sylvan Creekmore
Ever been curious about editor/author relationships? Editor Sylvan Creekmore teamed up with Lily Anderson, author of Not Now, Not...