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Interview: E.M. Kokie, author of RADICAL

While I was at ALA, I (Vee) had the chance to meet and interview the fantastic E.M. Kokie. E.M. Kokie is the author of Radical, Personal Effects, and has stories in the Violent Ends  anthology as well as the Things I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves anthology. I had a fabulous time interviewing her-- [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, New Releases|Comments Off on Interview: E.M. Kokie, author of RADICAL

GayYA Recommends Interview + Giveaway: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Our newest GayYA Recommends title is Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown. (That means it's our next #GayYABookClub read, too!) Georgia Peaches hits shelves tomorrow (8/30) but we still have an ARC & some awesome swag! So we're doing a flash giveaway. How to enter: Share one reason you're excited about Georgia [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Book Club, New Releases|Comments Off on GayYA Recommends Interview + Giveaway: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Review: A Harvest of Ripe Figs by Shira Glassman

by Jennifer Polish Cover page for A Harvest of Ripe Figs, by Shira Glassman. A red parchment-esque background behind a violin, its bow, and several purple figs, one of which is sliced in half, its lush red insides facing the front. Esther of the Singing Hands is Perach’s Sweetheart, a young and beautiful [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Book Review|Comments Off on Review: A Harvest of Ripe Figs by Shira Glassman

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

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

New Releases: June 2016

June 1st - Style by Chelsea M. Cameron (L) Kyle Blake likes plans. So far, they’re pretty simple: Finish her senior year of high school, head off to a good college, find a cute boyfriend, graduate, get a good job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Nothing is going to stand in the way of that [...]

By | June 12th, 2016|Archive, Book Lists, New Releases|Comments Off on New Releases: June 2016

GayYA Recommends: You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina Lacour

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots [...]

By | June 5th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Book Club, Book Review, New Releases, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on GayYA Recommends: You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina Lacour

I Volunteer As Tribute: Writing the Book I Wish I’d Had As A Teen

by Chelsea M. Cameron “So, are you just going to write books about lesbians now?” This was usually the third or fourth question I got from people when I came out. After “how did you know?” and “what did your mom say?” “Um, no?” was usually my response. I’ve been publishing books (first independently, then also traditionally, aka, being [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on I Volunteer As Tribute: Writing the Book I Wish I’d Had As A Teen

Cover Reveal: Screaming Down Splitsville by Kayla Bashe

Today we are thrilled to host the cover reveal of the upcoming F/F YA Screaming Down Splitsville by Kayla Bashe! Screaming Down Splitsville takes place in an alternate 1950s where two groups of people with magical powers fight for dominance. Flip, a young lesbian, thinks her healing powers are completely useless. After her escape from a [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|Archive, Cover Reveal|Comments Off on Cover Reveal: Screaming Down Splitsville by Kayla Bashe

Cover Reveal + Interview: My Year Zero by Rachel Gold

We're big fans of Rachel Gold's first two books Being Emily and Just Girls... and today, we're thrilled to reveal the cover for her newest book My Year Zero! I am so SO excited to be hosting this cover reveal-- as I read My Year Zero I was filled with an overwhelming desire to make [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Archive, Author Interview, Cover Reveal|Comments Off on Cover Reveal + Interview: My Year Zero by Rachel Gold