Blogathon 2016

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On the Queer Trans Experience: Because Sometimes Just One Letter Ain’t Enough

by Meredith Russo  One of the things most often praised about my book If I Was Your Girl isn’t the book itself, but the author’s note at the end (or the beginning, depending on if you’re reading the ARC or the final print) where I lay out my hope that cis people won’t take Amanda’s [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on On the Queer Trans Experience: Because Sometimes Just One Letter Ain’t Enough

Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to be able to sit down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour when they came to Addendum Books on the You Know Me Well book tour. This was literally one of the best experiences of my life and I am so thankful to the authors for taking the time to [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, Book Club, Fun Things, New Releases, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

Interview: Eleanor Herman, author of the Blood of Gods and Royals series

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Eleanor Herman, author of the Blood of Gods and Royals series

Interview: Caleb Roehrig author of Last Seen Leaving

One of the amazing authors I got to interview at BEA was Caleb Roehrig! Caleb and I were both slightly food-deprived and wholly overwhelmed by the massiveness that was BEA, so some of our questions and answers were a little off the wall (frex: after the interview, I learned some fun facts about the population living around [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, New Releases|Comments Off on Interview: Caleb Roehrig author of Last Seen Leaving

There are no rules

by Mariko Tamaki  I need a second to tell you this thing. Ready? There are no rules. Okay. Wait. Hold on. There are some rules. You can’t eat a grill cheese in math class. You can’t walk barefoot in places that have a sign that says you can’t walk barefoot there. Sure sure, I get [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016|Comments Off on There are no rules

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Description

by Zac Brewer I have to admit, I may have squealed a little when I read the email inviting me to write a piece for Gay YA. It’s an honor to be included, to feel like my voice matters, on the subject of being queer. Growing up, there wasn’t really any YA to speak of [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016|Comments Off on Don’t Judge A Book By Its Description

LGBTQIA+ Books and Libraries: Helping Queer Kids Find the Stories They Need

by Amanda MacGregor I’ve worked in the book field for 16 years. I’ve worked as the children’s lead bookseller at Barnes & Noble; at The Children’s Book Shop, an independent bookstore in Brookline, Massachusetts; as a children’s librarian; in a high school library; and as a librarian in a public library. I’ve been reviewing YA [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on LGBTQIA+ Books and Libraries: Helping Queer Kids Find the Stories They Need

What My Queer YA Means To Me

by Erin Bow  I will be honest. I didn’t set out to write a book in which girls kiss each other. As a novelist, I’m not much of a planner. Even the few things I do have planned don’t always work out, and that was certainly the case with my 2015 book, The Scorpion Rules. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on What My Queer YA Means To Me

If You Haven’t Seen

by Edith Campbell Back in October 2015 my daughter shared news with me about the book Large Fears by Myles Johnson and Kendrick Daye and I was so excited that I posted about it on FaceBook. I was easily engaged by the artwork and intrigued by the story of a young black boy who daydreamed [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on If You Haven’t Seen

Bury Your Cliches

by Kiersten White Although as the And I Darken trilogy progresses the stakes get higher (that’s a little Vlad the Impaler humor for you), here are two things I can promise you: 1. There will be no vampires. 2. No lesbians will die. Now, maybe that sucks out some of the tension (not literally, because [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Bury Your Cliches