Category Archives: other writers

A few years ago, when the term first cropped up, I wrote a couple of posts about so-called “New Adult” books. At the time, it was a term coined by a couple of editors at St. Martin’s Press who were … Continue reading

Posted in biz, new adult, other writers, SSG, writing industry, YA 15 Comments

On the YALSA blog, there is a discussion of white washing on the cover of YA novels, and one of the novels mentioned is For Darkness Shows the Stars. There are many inaccuracies in this article (including stating that LIAR … Continue reading

Posted in biz, industry, mea culpa, Oceania, other writers, PAP, responses, SSG, star-swept, writing advice, writing industry, writing life, YA 11 Comments

In For Darkness Shows the Stars news, the book was put on the Hypable Holiday Gift Guide alongside other great YA fantasies like The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, the Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, Defiance … Continue reading

Posted in other writers, PAP, unicorns, writing life 4 Comments

Thing 1: Q (whose name is not actually Quinn, sorry) and I went to see Ally Condie speak at the Bethesda Library last night. She was remarkably well-behaved throughout Ally’s discussion (in which she TOTALLY name-dropped For Darkness Shows the … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, other writers, Queenie, star-swept, writing industry, YA 2 Comments

Possibly the best thing ever. Everyone go look at it, except for Sailor Boy, who may suddenly realize that the Printz Awards are attended by folks other than elderly lady librarians. Yes, it’s safe for work. But maybe not safe … Continue reading

Posted in other writers, writing life, YA Comments Off on Dudes of YA

Spent last weekend at Y’ALLFest in Charleston. Great fun was had by all… and oh, the pie. THE PIE. But more on that later. The bad news is I was kind of crap at taking pictures this YA’LLFest, so there … Continue reading

Posted in fabulosity, other writers, YA Comments Off on YALLFest 2012 Wrap Up

Today is a really special day: the release date for Maureen McGowan‘s amazing new novel, DEVIANTS. Here’s a brief summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans, orphaned, … Continue reading

Posted in giveaways, other writers 13 Comments

Today on Genreality I write a letter to my 13 year old self, who promptly faints dead away upon receipt. Because…. wow. Just go read it. It’s pertinent to our discussion. Which is… it’s only a few days until the … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, giveaways, other writers 36 Comments

Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader Edited by Cassandra Clare Available late January 2013 Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, other writers, team castle, YA Comments Off on Coming Soon: Shadowhunters and Downworlders

Sorry I’ve been such a terrible blogger of late. I’ve had my head down deep in revision land for my secret project, which I’m finally starting to believe will really, REALLY happen, so hopefully I’ll be telling you all about … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, giveaways, other writers, PAP 31 Comments