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Bad Boys and Boyfriend Material: Redefining YA Romance

I recently returned from RadCon, where I had the opportunity to speak on a number of interesting panels, with a number of interesting people. One of the weekend’s best panels was about young adult fiction—always a favorite subject of mine, especially when I get to talk shop with authors Alma Alexander, Frog Jones and Robert…… Continue reading Bad Boys and Boyfriend Material: Redefining YA Romance

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Femininity in YA fiction

You know what would be nice? Reading a YA fantasy or sci-fi novel with a butt-kicking heroine that doesn’t demonize femininity. I can’t tell you how many books I’ve come across recently—both ones I’ve read and ones I’ve read reviews of—that star a spunky teenage girl who rejects anything and everything that is considered “feminine”…… Continue reading Femininity in YA fiction

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A FLICKER of interest?

Well, FLICKER hit the shelves of the local bookstore yesterday… and promptly sold out! I’m absolutely astonished. The employee who handled my books told me she’d never seen a book sell out so fast–not even a book by a best-selling author.I’m so grateful for the support of my family and friends in this endeavor. Their…… Continue reading A FLICKER of interest?

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I know, I know, I’ve been a terrible blogger lately. But today, I have big news!FLICKER, my first novel, is officially in stock at my local bookstore… and is about to become available online as well! You can find the book on Lulu here. FLICKER will also be available on Amazon and as an ebook…… Continue reading FLICKER