YALLFest, NaNoWriMo, Thoughts on Publishing, Pinterest, etc.

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Today is November 15th which means the awesome band Alvvays is finally playing in Atlanta tonight… oh, wait, I’m talking about writing here. This means it’s the halfway point in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! I started strong in week Continue reading YALLFest, NaNoWriMo, Thoughts on Publishing, Pinterest, etc.

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!)

Cover Reveal: STORYBOARDS – a Young Adult Novella

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  As some of you may or may not know, I recently wrote a YA novella called STORYBOARDS. I briefly tried to publish STORYBOARDS traditionally with the help of my agent, but there aren’t many publishers who want to publish Continue reading Cover Reveal: STORYBOARDS – a Young Adult Novella

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

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

My Experience at YALLFest 2013

As an author of a young adult novel and a huge fan of the young adult genre in general, I was super excited about attending YALLFest, the Young Adult Book Festival in Charleston, SC, about five hours from me. (I Continue reading My Experience at YALLFest 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

Decatur Book Festival – Geeking Out About Young Adult Fiction (and other books!)

I went to the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. My friend (who used to manage a Borders and is a book pro) signed us both up to volunteer at the Teen Stage (knowing that I have recently completed a YA Continue reading Decatur Book Festival – Geeking Out About Young Adult Fiction (and other books!)