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The Queer, Enchanted Girls

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 8 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Anna-Marie McLemore I love fairy tales. I love them so much that even when I don’t mean them to, they find their way into my stories. But my third book, Wild Beauty (October 3), may be the story I’ve written so far that looks, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, New Releases, Writers on Writing|1 Comment

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 | 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 it turns out that [...]

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

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: 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

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

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

Author Interview: Leigh Bardugo

While I was at BEA, I got a chance to meet and interview the fabulous Leigh Bardugo author of The Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows, and the forthcoming Crooked Kingdom. Six of Crows is one of my top 5 favorite books, and I was so excited to be able to meet and interview her that I was [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016|Comments Off on Author Interview: Leigh Bardugo

BLEEDING EARTH Exclusive Trailer Reveal + Giveaway!

Hey everyone! We're so supremely super excited today at The Gay YA because we get to exclusively reveal the trailer for Kaitlin Ward's upcoming queer girl sci-fi, BLEEDING EARTH! We're also sharing an exclusive excerpt with you AND a chance to win signed ARCs of the book! So let's get started!!! Lea was in a cemetery when the earth [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Archive, Fun Things|Comments Off on BLEEDING EARTH Exclusive Trailer Reveal + Giveaway!

Pat Schmatz Blog Tour: Book Birthday

We're thrilled to be hosting the last post of Pat Schmatz's book release blog tour. Pat's new book, Lizard Radio, is out in stores today! You should make sure and pick up a copy-- not only is it a phenomenal read, it is also our pick for GayYA's October Book Club. :D Check out all [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on Pat Schmatz Blog Tour: Book Birthday

Author Interview: Corinne Duyvis

We're so psyched to have the chance to talk with Corinne Duyvis, author of the fantastic queer YA fantasy Otherbound, about world-building, the work she's done with DisabilityinKidLit, her queer SF/F wishlist, and much much more. :) Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|Archive, Author Interview|Comments Off on Author Interview: Corinne Duyvis