Young Adult Fiction's Hottest New Trend: Mermaids?

YA books, like everything else for teens, are subject to the whims of trends and fashion. Remember when they were all about vampires? Or all about magical boarding schools? Or magical boarding schools with vampires? Or hyper-violent anti-authoritarian post-apocalypses? Those trends are all in the past — and they've… » 8/21/12 3:27pm 8/21/12 3:27pm

Writing Tip: Figure out your "Candy Bar" scenes in advance

In an interview with So I'm Fifty, Above World author Jenn Reese talks about her planning process, including figuring out what her "candy-bar" scenes are: » 2/08/12 2:53pm 2/08/12 2:53pm