Tag Archives | Young Adult

Advice From Pros: Meg Gaertner

Meg Gaertner is the Managing Editor for fiction books at Jolly Fish Press and Flux (North Star Editions) where she currently acquires and edits young adult and middle grade novels. Though Meg’s first career choice was in the medical field, her trajectory changed when she rediscovered her love for writing. She went on to earn her MFA in […]

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Author’s Journey: Fantastic Online Courses for Authors and Writers

The busy life of a writer and author leaves little time for learning. Still, continuous improvement and professional development is critical in any professional endeavor. It’s important that authors interact with their fans, friends, fellows, and industry professionals. But it’s not always easy. Conferences, signings, and other events take a toll. Time away from family, […]

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Book Teaser: UnSuited

A YOUNG WOMAN MUST DECIDE IF SHE CAN LEAD THE REBELLION AGAINST A CLASSIST, UBER-CAPITALIST SOCIETY IN THIS EXCITING SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE AUGLAND SERIES Ashton has escaped. She’s made it outside the walls of the faux-utopian theme park Augland where the wealthy and powerful artificially augment their bodies and lives. But is the rebellion […]

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Author Q&A With Samantha Picaro

Samantha Picaro is the author of Limitless Roads Café. Her identity as #ActuallyAutistic informs her writing, where the heroines are determined, and comedy is balanced with drama. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work, and she has put those degrees to use in the nonprofit sector. When not writing or […]

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Author Q&A With Jeff Alt

Jeff Alt is a celebrated author and avid outdoor enthusiast. His other books include: Four Boots-One Journey, Get Your Kids Hiking, and A Walk for Sunshine. Each of his books are award-winning and have received high praise from readers and educators all over the world. Jeff is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of […]

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Author Q&A With Sierra Isley

Sierra Isley is a young adult author originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but currently based in Philadelphia. She graduated from Florida State University in 2021 with a degree in Editing, Writing and Media. Outside of writing, her passions include filmmaking, social media communications and drinking chai lattes. Her debut novel, a young adult romance IN THE […]

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The Islands of Iros

Fans of fantasy, you’ll love this new middle grade release from Peruvian author, L.M. Bracklow. When three young warriors come together to fight their enemies, magic happens. Not necessarily in the way you might imagine, but rather, unfurling a path of empowerment. When fate brings three young dreamers together at the Nakamur Training Camp, they […]

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Augland

Dystopian fans unite! The debut young adult book by Erin Carrougher is a stellar hit. Ashton is living in what was once called Seattle, subjected into a rigid caste-system. The Suits, those who have the technology and luxury to live a free life, and those, like rebellious Ashton who is left to survive by obedience […]

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Writer’s Corner: The Distinction Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Books: And Why It Matters

As writers and readers are quickly learning, there’s a muddiness that’s seeping into distinguishing between middle grade and young adult. It’s not to say that’s a problem, it’s a compliment to the ever maturing and expanding audience of readers and clever writers. It only becomes an issue when submitting it to agents and publishers. And it […]

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