Welcome to the Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the super-tastic YA Scavenger Hunt! For those new to the fun-fest that is YASH, this tri-annual event was first organized by the fabulous Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to bonus material from their favorite authors … and a chance to win some awesome prizes! So for those […]

A Crash Course on Rejection

Rejection sucks. Period. I mean, there is no easy way around it. Whether it’s from an agent or an editor, it hurts when someone says your submission isn’t good enough, ergo “you” aren’t good enough. But the truth of it is that one person’s opinion is subjective. I know you know this, but repeat it […]

Enter the Realm of YA Fiction

**This article was originally published in TheLoopNY. See it here.** What do superheroes, a school for especially gifted students, vampires, witches, trafficked teenagers, gargoyles, and nineteenth century Paris have in common? If you’re stumped, don’t be too hard on yourself—it’s quite an eclectic range. But if you just screamed YOUNG ADULT FICTION out loud, then […]

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