Category Archives: young adult

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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What I Learned From the Movie "Young Adult"

Yesterday I went to see the new movie “Young Adult” starring Charlize Theron. The premise: a writer of young adult novels returns to her small hometown to woo her high-school ex-boyfriend. Only problem? He’s married with a newborn baby. Not … 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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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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Michael L. Printz Award Winners Announced

Looking for a good book? Look no further — the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award Winners have been announced! This award was first given in 2000 and recognizes “literary excellence in young adult literature.” It is named to honor Michael … Continue reading

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Ten Rules to Keep in Mind When Writing for Teens

1. Spend time with teens. Volunteer at a high school. People-watch at the mall. Ask questions. Build relationships. 2. Read YA lit. Some of my favorite authors: Ellen Hopkins, Sarah Dessen, Laurie Stolarz, Joan Bauer, Mike Lupica, Ann Brashares, Libba … Continue reading

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Books Make Great Gifts!

Looking to get a gift for a child this holiday season? Why not give the gift that lasts a lifetime — the gift of reading! A book is something you can read again and again. A book can raise your … Continue reading

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