Guest post: Series Playlist by Jus Acardo, author of ALPHA, Book 3 in The Infinity Division Series

If there was a soundtrack for my life, it’d be diverse. Everything from Elvis – I can’t help falling in love with you to Five Finger Death Punch – Battle Born. Other than books—and food—music is my thing. Oh. And animals. And the outdoors… I have a lot of things. When I think about my … Continue reading Guest post: Series Playlist by Jus Acardo, author of ALPHA, Book 3 in The Infinity Division Series

Interview: Lisa Brown Roberts, author of SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? I love writing about teens because I vividly remember how it felt to be on the cusp of everything. When you’re a teen, life is full of possibility and everything seems possible. You aren’t yet weighed down by adult responsibilities, for the most … Continue reading Interview: Lisa Brown Roberts, author of SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES

Interview: Chris Cannon, author of THE DATING DEBATE

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? I write YA because I think everyone can remember what high school was like. For most people it’s like running an obstacle course, trying to get through four years in what is literally an institution so you can move on with your life … Continue reading Interview: Chris Cannon, author of THE DATING DEBATE

Interview: Jaime Questell, Author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE

Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from? My family has always fostered my love of reading. I remember practically inhaling books when I was a kid, and I was never told no if I asked for more. I know that my love of reading led to my love of writing. How long have you … Continue reading Interview: Jaime Questell, Author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE

Special Feature: Top Ten by Tawny Stokes, author of LIONS AND TIGERS AND BOYS

My Top 10 Female Characters in Pop Culture of Last Year By Tawny Stokes A big part of writing Lions and Tigers and Boys involved creating the character of Dani Gale, who I hope readers will love as much as I do. With that thought in mind, I thought I’d share with The Librarian Talks’ … Continue reading Special Feature: Top Ten by Tawny Stokes, author of LIONS AND TIGERS AND BOYS

Guest Post: Molly E. Lee, author of LOVE BETWEEN ENEMIES

Writing for the Young Adult Audience Thanks so much for having me to talk about audience! This is always a fun topic to discuss because I’m lucky enough to write in both genres of Young Adult and Adult. It’s always crucial to have your audience in mind when sitting down to write a new novel, … Continue reading Guest Post: Molly E. Lee, author of LOVE BETWEEN ENEMIES

Interview: Danielle Ellison, author of the new YA Romance, THE SWEETHEART SHAM

What kind(s) of writing do you do? Fiction is my heartbeat, especially YA. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? I love teenagers. I’m all about them. I think they are full of this spark, sometimes it’s bright and happy, other times it’s dangerous. They’re blunt and real and they … Continue reading Interview: Danielle Ellison, author of the new YA Romance, THE SWEETHEART SHAM

Guest Post: Heidi R. Kling, author of the new YA Release, WHERE I FOUND YOU

Writing About Underrepresented Groups in YA Fiction WHERE I FOUND YOU takes place after the historic tsunami of 2004. The tsunami, a series of powerful waves that killed thousands of people, happened on December 26, “Boxing Day”. The fact that such an astounding tragedy occurred around Christmas greatly affected me and my husband, and he … Continue reading Guest Post: Heidi R. Kling, author of the new YA Release, WHERE I FOUND YOU

Guest Post by Christina Mandelski, author of the new YA release, THE FIRST KISS HYPOTHESIS

Don’t Let Rejection Win! Thank you so much for having me on the blog today! I’d like to spend some time talking about rejection. It happens in love – like in my new release The First Kiss Hypothesis, and it happens in life too, especially if you’re in a creative field. My book, about a … Continue reading Guest Post by Christina Mandelski, author of the new YA release, THE FIRST KISS HYPOTHESIS