Category: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

Introducing QuaranTEEN, the website for Teens stuck in #quarantine.

In the intro of my guest teen blogger’s last post, the book review of Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold, she mentioned building a website for teens stuck in quarantine.  Guess what? Within days of that review going up, QuaranTEEN successfully launched!  After checking out what they had created, I invited Tori to share it… Read more »

Blog Takeover! Teen writer Tori & RED HOOD by Elana K. Arnold

What are teens doing between #DistanceLearning and #shelteringinplace?  Some are struggling with online school and others are having a hard time finding motivation.  I’ve been there, back, and there again. Amidst the crazy of #shelteringinplace, I’ve  been working on my novel (finally!), building a website for teens stuck in quarantine, and reading.  Here’s my review… Read more »

Blog takeover: Happy #YA Book Birthday to RED HOOD by Elana K. Arnold

It’s a Blog Takeover by my favorite teen writer, Victoria Krol, who has questions for another fav of mine, Elana K. Arnold. Win-win! Are you excited as I am? Check out these starred reviews for RED HOOD: “In the wake of her Printz Honor–winning Damsel, Arnold blazes a new and equally powerful trail through toxic masculinity. Read,… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to Jennifer Longo’s new YA, WHAT I CARRY

It’s here–Jennifer Longo’s new #YA, WHAT I CARRY (Random House Books* January 21st, 2020) In celebration, I’ve asked Jen a few questions about her book and her process. (See below.) People, I can’t say enough about this wonderful, much-needed novel which seamlessly combines themes of #fostercare, #adoption, and John Muir! But don’t take my word for… Read more »

Ernesto Cisneros’ MG Debut Efrén Divided is a Must-Read

I’m so thrilled to interview author, Ernesto Cisneros, about his debut must-read, Efrén Divided. (Harper Collins) This own-voices novel will be released in six months (March 31, 2020) and the reviews are already buzzing: Let’s see what Ernesto has to say… Q1 Which of these quotes from Efrén Divided best describes your writing process? “I… Read more »