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Diversity and the perception of “normal”

Diversity in YA creator Malinda Lo is currently doing a great blog series on how reviewers often betray underlying biases when reviewing books about characters from marginalized groups. Highly recommended read. The topic is also a big jumping-off point for … Continue reading

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Hard copies look great!

Much as I love my Kindle, and being able to carry several pounds worth of books around with me, I must admit, seeing my own stuff in dead-tree versions does kinda tickle me.┬áMy inner library-haunting kid is squirming with glee. … Continue reading

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Indie author, whatever that means

Contrary to something I posted just last summer, I decided to skip the sturm und drang of finding an agent and/or traditional publisher and go indie for my first two books. Now that it’s done? I couldn’t be happier. I … Continue reading

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Harper is live!

Earlier than expected, too. Woop! Please welcome my second novel, Harper. Back-cover blurb: — The rebirth of the harpies begins with one young man . . . Harper Reed’s post-high-school plans are up in the air. His promising football career … Continue reading

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Write what you know–and what you want to know

Got followed on Twitter today by a neat new collective of writers, focused on folks writing PoC characters. Not sure how they found me, but I’m glad they did. In one of their first posts, they link to this Slate … Continue reading

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The Middlemen

As I’m gearing up for the final editing push on my novel, getting it ready to pitch to agents, people keep asking me one question: “Are you planning to self-publish?” Well, no. I’m not. I may do so as a … Continue reading

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Gay YA, and other minefields

So it seems that queer characters in YA books is this year’s RaceFail. Not gonna rehash the whole genesis of the current issue, though there’s a good rundown here. Naturally, this came at a splendid time for me, as I … Continue reading

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