Tag: Young Adult

Sheri Shepherd Levy: Lost In The Day Dreaming Part Of Writing

I’m at the tail-end of the editing process on my next mystery/thriller, Color of Betrayal, soon to be published by Barking Rain Press. Besides adult mysteries like my own, BRP also publishes young adult novels. A traditional publisher, Barking Rain Press is included in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ PAL (Published and Listed) publishers. Sheri Shepherd Levy… Read more →

That Lovely Family Humor Vibe

We met Lisa Bunker last fall at a Kid Lit Universe event and are pleased to welcome her today as a guest blogger. Lisa’s debut young adult novel FELIX Yz about a 13-year-old boy fused with an alien will be released by Viking Books for Young Readers on June 6th. Before setting up shop as a full-time author and trans… Read more →

Phillip Tomasso: “Writing is a lot like exercise or brushing your teeth”

While working my way through the editing process on my next mystery/thriller, Color of Betrayal, it occurred to me that Kid Lit Universe readers may not realize that my publisher, Barking Rain Press, has a line of Young Adult novels. A traditional publisher, Barking Rain Press is included in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ PAL (Published and… Read more →

Megan Frazer Blakemore – Good and Gone

Release date: November 14, 2017 HarperTeen ISBN: 9780062348425 320 pages Good And Gone When Lexi’s older brother, Charlie, finds out that Adrian Wildes, a famous musician, has been reported missing, he insists on taking a road trip to find the elusive rocker. Lexi decides to go along with him, and so does their music-loving, out-and-proud neighbor, Zack. Being stuck in… Read more →

The Year In Review

It was a frigid January day when I met my writing buddy Joyce Shor Johnson in one of our favorite coffee shops to write. I hadn’t even taken off my coat when she said, “Spill it. You look like you’re about to burst.” And that’s when I shared my idea for this blog. She liked the concept and suggested we… Read more →

Protect Your Writing Time

“As writers, we need to protect our writing time,” author Adi Rule said at Kid Lit Universe/Portsmouth Public Library’s November Author-To-Author talk. She uses an app to keep herself off the internet. “Writing is a job,” she stressed. Rule  grew up in what she called a writing house. Her mother, Rebecca Rule, is an author of adult and children’s books… Read more →

Just In Time For The Holidays

I’m lucky. I have all my Christmas gifts purchased and almost all of them are wrapped. But if you’re looking for a last minute gift, as an author, I recommend books! Among the pile of glimmering gifts under my tree, there are six books and two awesome Harry Potter bookmarks (with film cells laminated into the bookmarks — so cool!)… Read more →

Advocate For Yourself

Even though Rebecca Podos is an industry insider–she’s not only a published young adult author, but also a literary agent with Rees Literary Agency–she said she learned that she would have to advocate for herself when it came time to promote her book, The Mystery Of Hollow Places. Speaking at Kid Lit Universe/Portsmouth Public Library’s September Author-To-Author series, Podos said… Read more →

“Write As If Nobody Wants To Read A Single Word”

I recently attended Bouchercon, a convention that is as much, if not more, for readers as it is for writers of mysteries. Although Bouchercon is heavily weighted toward adult books, there were some offerings designed for children’s literature and I was eager to attend the Young Adult panel, “It Smells Like Teen Spirit,” moderated by Maria Alexander. Panelist B.K. Stevens… Read more →

Latest YA Book By Adi Rule!

Does the name Adi Rule sound familiar? She was mentioned in our earlier post about the nominees for a New Hampshire Literary Award for Best Young Adult Book for her novel, Strange Sweet Song. (If you haven’t voted for the People’s Choice Awards yet, Vote now! Voting doesn’t end until midnight on September 30th. The categories are: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry,… Read more →

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