Category Archives: feminism

So I managed 2,000 words of a blog post yesterday and then only about 800 of actual new words in my WIP, which is disappointing, but on the flipside I got to have lunch with a friend and then an … Continue reading

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Here are the Valentines that Q made for the kids in her class (okay, I did the lettering part): So very much fun. She can’t wait to head to school tomorrow and pass them out to “all her friends.” Having … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, other writers, Queenie, star-swept 9 Comments

Today is election day here in the United States. If you are eligible to vote, then I urge you to do so. Your vote counts. You have no idea how much it counts. I did not start voting regularly until … Continue reading

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Thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s post, and hello to anyone who has found this site through the quote that’s been tumbling around on tumblr. I hope, more than anything, that the post yesterday served to clarify some … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, feminism, YA 3 Comments

I’ve gotten a lot of emails this weekend (because somehow folks think I’m some sort of RWA spokesperson?) about the current kerfuffle over some RWA chapter I’ve never heard of prohibiting homosexual romances in their published novel contest (a contest … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, feminism, giveaways, industry, other writers, rants, writing industry, YA 82 Comments

There has been a lot of discussion recently on the state of love triangles in the current crop of YA literature. Most of the discussion has focused on how gosh darn prevalent it is, with a lot of the usual … Continue reading

Posted in boys, Carrie, feminism, other writers, PAP, unicorns, writing industry, writing life, YA 8 Comments

I owe y’all so many posts about my recent adventures — Florida and NINC and school visits and so much other stuff… But for now: Best. Book. Trailer. Ever: Carolyn Parkhurst, you rock. And, an awesome article about creating kick-ass … Continue reading

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People have been asking for my take on the whole Bitch Magazine debacle. There’s some incorrect information out there, so I thought I’d try to clarify my position. Last week, I learned that my novel RAMPANT had been placed on … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, other writers, writing industry, YA 16 Comments

I’ve recently been watching a lot of old Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn films. I adore Katharine Hepburn films, with or without her real-life love, Tracy. The African Queen, Phiadelphia, The Lion in Winter — Hepburn is a presence — regal, clever, … Continue reading

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Today we have a very special treat: a guest blogger. I hardly ever have a guest blogger here, but I think I should start doing so more often. All the fun of blogging, none of the pressure of staring at … Continue reading

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