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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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Cheryl Rainfield’s Books In The Wild: STAINED at ALA2013

Teen librarian Karen of Teen Librarian Toolbox (@TLT13 on Twitter) spotted STAINED at ALA 2013 and not only got herself a copy (hurray!) but also snapped this pic to let me and others know she was looking forward to reading … Continue reading

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Guest Post by YA author Lorca Damon: Children Don’t Know Hate, They Have To Learn It

Today YA author Lorca Damon talks to us about parents teaching hate, and where she finds inspiration for writing her novels. I think her post is thoughtful and strong. Take it away, Lorca! Children Don’t Know Hate; They Have To … Continue reading

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Had a fantastic time at Ottawa’s Writers’ Festival with Charles de Lint and Gary Blackwood

I had a wonderful time at the Ottawa Writers’ Festival! I was on a YA book panel “Hiding In Plain Sight” with Charles de Lint and Gary Blackwood. I’ve long loved Charles de Lint’s books, so it was lovely to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing With Courage by YA author Mike Mullin

I’m happy to have Mike Mullin here today, talking about writing with courage. I love his post, and I’m honored by what he wrote. I believe Mike Mullin already has lots of writerly courage, and it’s something I like and … Continue reading

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In Toronto? I’m at Yorkdale Indigo tonight at 7pm with authors Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, and Leah Bobet!

Don’t forget–if you’re in the Toronto area, come out tonight to Indigo Yorkdale at 7pm to get signed books from me, Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, and Leah Bobet! You can enter giveaways from each of the authors. I’ll … Continue reading

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Join 3 best-selling fantasy authors in a video chat Nov 28

Join three best-selling fantasy authors in an online video chat on Shindig.com! FANTASTICAL WORLDS: In Conversation with Rachel Hartman, Stefan Bachmann, and Christopher Paolini November 28, 2012, from 2PM – 3PM Rachel Hartman, author of the critically acclaimed, instant New … Continue reading

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Guest Post by YA and children’s author C Lee McKenzie on her new middle-grade Alligators Overhead

Today YA and children’s author C L McKenzie joins us to talk about her new middle-grade novel Alligators Overhead. It’s available in paperback ($12.95) and kindle ($2.99), as well as on Barnes and Noble and Smashwords, so no matter what … Continue reading

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Guest Post by R J Palacio, author of YA novel Wonder

Today RJ Palacio, author of Wonder, will talk to us about her writing process and her road to publication. Take it away, RJ! Evolutionary Road I’m 48 years old, and Wonder is my first published book. When people hear that, … Continue reading

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Guest Post by YA author Jus Accardo : The World Is My Inspirational Oyster

YA author Jus Accardo (TOUCH) Our favorite songs, the TV shows and movies we love—even the foods we can’t live without—they’ve got one thing in common. Inspiration. The most mundane things in life can bring about brilliance. Stepping outside your … Continue reading

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