Category Archives: YA

Interviewer with Author & Publisher Alfred Martino

I am thrilled to welcome Alfred Martino to the blog today! Alfred’s debut novel, Pinned, was published in 2005 and was chosen as a Jr. Library Guild Selection, Capitol Choices nominee, and nominee for YALSA’s Best Book For Young Adults. … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Melissa Conway

Today I am honored to feature Melissa Conway on the blog! She is the author of four young adult ebooks, the latest of which, Xenofreak Nation, she’ll be discussing here today. Melissa is the founder of the book review site … Continue reading

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Publication Opportunity: YA Anthology Looking for Historical Romances!

I received this Call for Submissions and wanted to pass it along in case any of you are interested in submitting… looks like a neat project! FROM PUGALICIOUS PRESS: We are looking for YA short stories to include in our … Continue reading

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Review of "Mockingbird" by Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was impressed by how authentic the voice of the main character, Caitlin, seemed as a portrayal of a young girl with Asperger’s Syndrome. On Kathryn Erskine’s website she shares … Continue reading

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Review of "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan I greatly enjoyed this book. I have read and loved a number of other YA books by John Green (Looking for Alaska is one of my all-time favorites) and I … Continue reading

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Review of Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was completely riveted by this book from beginning to end. The book starts off “in medias res” with Nailer in the pitch-dark bowels of an oil tanker and … Continue reading

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Interview with Young Author Corinne Fombelle

At just thirteen years old, Corinne Fombelle published her 245-page novel Below the Surface, which she describes as “a novel about a girl and her best friend who wind up in a wild ocean adventure full of sharks, dolphins, fun, … Continue reading

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Part II: Interview with Alan Sitomer, award-winning author of NERD GIRLS

Today I am delighted to continue our Write On! interview with award-winning author and California 2007 Teacher of the Year Alan Sitomer. His latest book, Nerd Girls, is available on Amazon here.  Besides being an author, you are an award-winning … Continue reading

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Part I: Interview with Alan Sitomer, award-winning author of NERD GIRLS

Alan Sitomer is California’s 2007 Teacher of the Year. In addition to being an inner-city high school English teacher and former professor in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Sitomer is a nationally renowned speaker specializing … Continue reading

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Interview with debut YA author Emily Hendricks Jensen

Emily, thank you so much for being a guest on the blog today! What would you like readers to know about you as an introduction? I have a pretty uninteresting bio. I was born in Missouri and was an only … Continue reading

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