Book Activism: January/February

Though these be reviews in nature, I prefer to think of them as raising awareness. Book activism, if you will. There will be links to further check out these titles should my enjoyment make you curious. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne If you follow me on any social media platforms, you will have already seen me gush over …

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Gender Roles & Young Adults: Little Game

As a Young Adult writer, and even more as a writer of diverse fantasy, I consider myself a fairly open-minded human. Creating a world where teens are able to break down barriers, conquer adversaries, and challenge the status quo, is an important part of my writing life. The question of gender roles is one I must …

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: Why Maggie Stiefvater’s Writing is Special to Me.

Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other. "What are you doing this afternoon?" my husband asked. "I'm reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the third book in …

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A Glimpse at The Truth About Alice Book Launch

The Truth About Alice is...you will have to read the book to find out. Here is the  description to wet your appetite. Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. …

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5 Steps to Handling Query Rejections Like a Boss

The life of an aspiring author is often likened to living on a rollercoaster. We are inspired to write a shiny new idea, we spend months pouring over said idea, writing and deleting, outlining, drafting, romancing the characters and their story, until we have a complete manuscript. We send it to critique partners or friends …

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Literary Agent Interview : Kirsten Carleton of Sobel Weber Associates, Inc.

Everyone join me in a warm blog welcome to, Kirsten! I hope you guys enjoy getting to know her as much as I did. Q: Let’s get the basics out of the way. How long have you been an agent and what was it that first attracted you to this profession in the first place? …

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