Kidlit Distancing Social #49 Replay: Teen Readers Tell Us What They Like (and Don’t Like) in YA & Middle Grade
This week, a panel of teen readers tell us what they like – and don’t like – in middle grade and young adult books. They’re joined by Sallie Lowenstein, award winning author/illustrator of children’s and young adult books.
Kidlit Distancing Social #48 Replay: Crafting Speculative Fiction & Graphic Novels w/Jennifer Brody (a.k.a. Vera Strange)
In this episode, we welcome Jennifer Brody (a.k.a. Vera Strange) the award-winning author of ten books, including The 13th Continuum trilogy, the Disney Chills book series, and the Stoker Finalist graphic novel Spectre Deep 6 and 200 with Eisner-winning artist and syndicated cartoonist Jules Rivera, prompting Forbes to call Brody “a star in the graphic novel world.”
Laura and Jennifer talk about writing speculative fiction for middle grade and young adult, and what’s happening in the exciting graphic novel market.
Book Categories for Children from Picture Books to YA
Children’s book categories encompass children from birth through their teen years. Here’s how the age groups break down, and how each category is written.
Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard
Struggling to make progress with your writing? Maybe you need to step back and take a breath. Here’s how…
Writing Relevant YA Contemporary LGBTQ Romantic Fiction
Author Mia Kerick talks about writing her new contemporary LGBTQ fiction for young adults, and how all teens deserve to see themselves in their books.
How to Find the Perfect Literary Agent
A good literary agent is your partner for building a successful writing career. Writing coach Teresa Funke walks you through the process of finding the perfect agent.
Writing New Adult Fiction
New Adult Fiction, with characters age 18-25, is exploding. But what, exactly, is New Adult, and how is it different from writing for young adults? Deborah Halverson, author of Writing New Adult Fiction, explains the ins and outs of NA in this interview.