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This is #IReadYA Week! And some of my recent favorites.

I love reading YA books; they’re my favorite–and I love writing them, too. (Smiling) So much emotion and tension, strong-girl characters (and strong boys, too) who I root for, no boring bits or long passages of description that stop the … Continue reading

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I am now on Wattpad…

with the first chapters of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED up for you to read. Also some poems. http://www.wattpad.com/user/CherylRainfield

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Writing Heals: My Poem for Poem In Your Pocket Day

Silvia Sala / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When I don’t write words get stuck in my throat, tightening my muscles. They curl up in my lungs Making it hard to breathe a slow, painful … Continue reading

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Such an honor to be recognized…in Writer’s Digest Magazine!

I’m so thrilled to hear that Writer’s Digest Magazine (in the May/June issue) gave me A+ for social media for teens!(beaming and beaming) What an honor, and such a good feeling! And Debbie Ohi’s (a fellow Toronto writer, illustrator, and … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Maria E. Andreu, YA Author of THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY and book giveaway

Today Maria E. Andreu, author of YA novel The Secret Side of Empty, talks with us about secrets, shame, and writing our truths. I hope you’ll enjoy this powerful, inspiring post. I did. Leave a comment on this post to … Continue reading

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SCARS in the front display of indie bookstore Blue Heron Books. See my books in the wild? Send me a photo and I’ll feature it.

I love it when my friends and readers send me photos of my books out in the wild. It feels so good to see! My friend and fellow YA author Erin Thomas (who is a fantastic writer and writing teacher … Continue reading

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