Young Adult Overload (and a FREE novella for you!)

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This is basically what life looks like right now First of all, I wanted to let you know that  my novella Storyboards will be free from today 10/16 through 10/20. So go download a copy! It’ll take you less than an Continue reading Young Adult Overload (and a FREE novella for you!)

Against Pretentious Blog Posts from Literary Snobs

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  Earlier this week, Ruth Graham wrote a post on Slate.com called “Against YA.” She began the post by saying, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” She proceeds to Continue reading Against Pretentious Blog Posts from Literary Snobs

FREE E-BOOK! 30-Day Writing Challenge – Free this week!

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I’m doing a special promotion, and my e-book, The 30-Day Writing Challenge: Begin or Enhance Your Daily Writing Habit, will be free from today (5/3/14) through Wednesday, 5/7/14.   The 30-Day Writing Challenge on Amazon The 30-Day Writing Challenge encourages beginner and Continue reading FREE E-BOOK! 30-Day Writing Challenge – Free this week!

5 Young Adult Books I Want To Read in 2014

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30 day blog challenge – day 19 Last year, I really ramped up the amount of YA I read. I have always been a fan of the genre, and I’ve always read young adult, but last year most of the Continue reading 5 Young Adult Books I Want To Read in 2014

Enthusiasm for Young Adult Literature

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 30 day blog challenge – day 13 While the world of books is changing, one thing is for sure. The young adult genre is growing. In 2012, sales of YA books had jumped 150 percent. Studies also show that 55% Continue reading Enthusiasm for Young Adult Literature

Five Young Adult Books I Loved in 2013

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One of my favorite things about this time of year is all of the end-of-year “Best Of” lists. I always do a list of my favorite albums of each year over at my personal blog on my website, but usually Continue reading Five Young Adult Books I Loved in 2013

Books: Fangirling about Fangirl

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I have always enjoyed the young adult genre. But ever since I wrote my first young adult novel (I started it about a year ago), I have read YA almost exclusively. Peter Pan, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Continue reading Books: Fangirling about Fangirl

Creative Writing Resources: My Favorite Creative Writing Books

There are a ton of books out there telling you how to write, what kind of writing you should be doing, how to write a novel in 30 days, etc. etc. I have read quite a few of these creative writing books. Continue reading Creative Writing Resources: My Favorite Creative Writing Books

Confession: I Respect Stephenie Meyer

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This is a re-post from my blog over at http://saracrawford.net but I thought it was appropriate given how involved I’ve been in the world of YA fiction lately. Above is a picture of me holding an apple in front of Continue reading Confession: I Respect Stephenie Meyer