Category Archives: 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

I know you guys have been exceedingly patient. 🙂 And now it all pays off. The title of my Fall 2013 book (the project I’ve called frockalicious, the one formerly code-named PIMP) is: Across a Star-Swept Sea Centuries after wars … Continue reading

Posted in star-swept, YA 26 Comments

I just learned that the For Darkness Shows the Stars paperback is already available for pre-order at a few online retailers (like Amazon) and that is because… (drumroll, please): The release date has been moved up to July, 2013! Even … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, PAP, YA 6 Comments

Some of you know that I studied science in college — geology, in fact. Certain areas of study in geology are part of major political and religious debates in this country right now: namely, climate change and paleontology. I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Oceania, PAP, SF, writing life, YA 1 Comment

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

Battle Royale is on Netflix Instant right now, so the other night, Sailor Boy and I sat down to watch. It’s not my usual type of film at all, and I probably wouldn’t have even heard of it, except it … Continue reading

Posted in movies, story, writing industry, YA 1 Comment

I totally forgot to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway. Mea culpa. The winner is: Emilia Argon at Comment 22! In other news, I’ve added a new event onto The For Darkness Shows the Stars Release Extravaganza. (I’m sure … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, fabulosity, PAP, Queenie, writing life, YA 3 Comments

Today’s post at Genreality is (rather fittingly) about Writing Battle Scenes. Check it out. Sailor Boy finished the book just last night, we’re headed to a matinee this afternoon, and I am off to sidebraid my hair. If it works … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, genreality, movies, other writers, writing advice, writing life, YA 1 Comment

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