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Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 4 by Natalie Ritter (i) While considering all the ways I could approach writing something worthwhile about how being aro and reading stories intersect, I was reminded of an instance in a speculative fiction creative writing class I took in undergrad. When it came to sci-fi and fantasy, it quickly [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 3 by Claudie Arseneault You know how ships go. Two people interact and have great chemistry, and suddenly fandom is all over them. They have a ship name that’s a mash-up of their two names, your tumblr dash is filled with them kissing and holding hands and being cuties, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping

Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 1  by Laya Rose I’ve recently launched my webcomic, Mistlands! It’s about an aroace half fey girl from a small New Zealand town who suddenly gets herself and her friends caught up in the world of the sidhe – up until now she’s only ever come into contact with [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Book Lists, Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #5 Previous Posts: Representing the Asexual Experience by Tabitha O'Connell | My Kind of Normal by Kelly Murashige | What’s So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series by Vee S. The future always seemed bright, but [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, New Releases, Publishing People, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA

The Hero’s Journey in Trans YA

by Vee S. Introduction Last year I wrote a post about the “Acceptance” Narrative in Trans YA. That post detailed my thoughts on three problematic books that feature cis characters lamenting how hard it is to know someone who is trans. Today, I want to talk about another issue of representation in trans YA, and [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices, Writers on Writing|1 Comment

How the Fox Became

Trans Awareness Week: Day #4  Previous Posts: Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Fox Benwell  I talk a lot, both as a transmasculine guy and as a writer, about the importance of words. [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on How the Fox Became

Interview: Anna-Marie McLemore, author of When The Moon Was Ours

When I (Vee) was at BEA this Summer, I had the marvelous opportunity to meet and interview Anna-Marie McLemore. We had been chatting about trans & queer YA for a few months on Twitter, so it was LOVELY to be able to meet her in person. Her book When the Moon Was Ours (which [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Book Club, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Anna-Marie McLemore, author of When The Moon Was Ours

Interview: C.B. Lee & Rachel Davidson Leigh

Bisexual Awareness Week Series Day #3 – Previous Posts: Introduction -- Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers -- Let's Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee & Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh are both ALL THE WAY UP on our TBRs! Today, we're so excited to have BOTH of these authors [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Author Interview, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: C.B. Lee & Rachel Davidson Leigh

Let’s Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation

Bisexual Awareness Week Series Day #2 – Previous Posts: Introduction -- Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers by Angélique Gravely I didn't start actively reading LGBTQ+ YA until I was almost a college graduate. By that time, I had more or less accepted my bisexual attractions and my desire to be a YA writer so I [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Let’s Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation

Interview: Liz Kessler, author of Read Me Like a Book

I got the chance to interview Liz Kessler, author of the YA novel Read Me Like A Book, and the two middle-grade series Emily Windsnap and, Phillipa's Fairy Godsister. Read Me Like A Book is, in Liz's words, about "a girl going from her last boyfriend to her first girlfriend via a major crush on [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Liz Kessler, author of Read Me Like a Book