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In the last decade since I’ve been a student of writing and craft, I’ve read more books than I can count, starring all of my favorite YA characters, from faeries and vampires to awkward book nerds and victims of injustice....
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When I tell people I write Young Adult literature, the typical response I get is: “Really? Why young adult?” The tone of that question is not one of piqued interest. Instead, it is typically more of a shocked, condescending sort...
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I love words. I love vivid images. I love the technicality of a beautifully constructed sentence. I love using similes and metaphors to create an imaginary world that lures in my readers. I’ve always admired the writing of F. Scott...
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What a blur! That’s really the best way to describe the last few months of my life, the events of which have impacted my regular posts! I was in the middle of shopping my YA novel The Spirit Breather, working...
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A fair-haired beauty from the 18th century American frontier wakes me up at 4 a.m., her home burned, her father dead. I don’t know what happens next, but this girl–currently named Honor–demands that her story be told. She might be...
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If the last five months of my life were a TV show, it would probably be some sort of embarrassing reality show in which a camera follows me around and captures all my less than graceful moments. I stumble, blurt out...
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I have heard several authors compare writing a novel to raising a child. First, an idea takes root inside and grows into a unique plot that explores the nature of life and truth. Then, the author spends months, or even...
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