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Do you love young adult literature as much as we do? Then welcome to our humble treehouse: a sanctuary and not-so-secret hideout for fans and writers of YA lit. News, advice, links, and fun stuff, straight from the keyboards of our always-intrepid, sometimes-torpid reporting staff. Come on in!
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1. Toon Thursday: What Type of Writer Are You?

Brand new Toon Thursday, get it while it's hot! It may not be the early-morning edition, but surely you'll all settle for the evening edition, yes?Happy Thursday! This work is copyrighted material. Please contact the weblog owner for further... Read the rest of this post

7 Comments on Toon Thursday: What Type of Writer Are You?, last added: 6/4/2012
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2. O, Tor, How We Love Thee

Just say YES to $2.99 specials for the beginnings of three YA series with a touch of the fantastic - Cybils nominee Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake, Personal Demons, by Lisa Desrochers, (a very nice person AF has lunched with in person),... Read the rest of this post

1 Comments on O, Tor, How We Love Thee, last added: 5/30/2012
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3. Don't Fear the (Prose) Reaper—Just Read This Book

I don't post many reviews of writing-related books, probably because there aren't many writing books I go out of my way to read cover-to-cover, but not long after I started reading Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print by... Read the rest of this post

5 Comments on Don't Fear the (Prose) Reaper—Just Read This Book, last added: 5/24/2012
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4. TURNING PAGES: Dust Girl, by Sarah Zettel

Short of my time with Grapes of Wrath in high school, and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, I have to admit that my grasp of Dust Bowl literature is not all that firm. I read way too much into it, and find myself wheezing and coughing at the idea of... Read the rest of this post

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5. A Memorial Day Booklist

Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans MemorialPhoto: Wikipedia (public domain image)We don't really post a lot of book lists around here, per se, but since I don't have a review ready to put up today, I thought I'd celebrate Memorial Day in one of the best... Read the rest of this post

1 Comments on A Memorial Day Booklist, last added: 5/29/2012
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6. Chatter in the Blogosphere

There's a fair bit of hit or miss going to be on for the next two weeks as attempt to uproot from Scotland - not taproots, though; just couldn't manage - and resettle my possessions, if not my self, elsewhere. I'm hoping to develop a breezy and... Read the rest of this post

2 Comments on Chatter in the Blogosphere, last added: 5/31/2012
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7. An Intersection of Points: Fiction, Faith, and Public Discourse

I'm grateful to the people who comment at Wonderland; often we come up with some really, really good discussions in the comment thread. In the past week, comments have been trickling back regarding the blog post responding to Brittany Melson's piece... Read the rest of this post

4 Comments on An Intersection of Points: Fiction, Faith, and Public Discourse, last added: 5/11/2012
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8. Thursday Review: TRY NOT TO BREATHE by Jennifer R. Hubbard

In the interests of full disclosure, Try Not to Breathe author Jenn Hubbard is a writing pal and blog bud—we reviewed her first novel, The Secret Year, right here.Reader Gut Reaction: This is another powerful book from Jenn Hubbard that brings a... Read the rest of this post

3 Comments on Thursday Review: TRY NOT TO BREATHE by Jennifer R. Hubbard, last added: 5/13/2012
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9. Monday Links and Musings: Be a Book Person!

Why am I a "book person"? Of course that goes beyond just being a reader, or a writer. What is it about books? One amazing thing about books, to me, is that they aren't just ink on paper, words and pictures sitting there statically. Books GIVE. They... Read the rest of this post

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10. Toon Thursday: In Honor of Plowing Ahead...

We all need to feel like we're making progress as writers. We all need to feel like something is HAPPENING on the page, something worth plugging away at and having faith in. All too often, though, it's easy to get lost in the doldrums, stuck and... Read the rest of this post

2 Comments on Toon Thursday: In Honor of Plowing Ahead..., last added: 5/20/2012
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11. To Aquafortis, And Authors Everywhere: Plow On.♥

Don't Despair! "Having a fixed deadline is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because even though it doesn’t feel good, forcing yourself to work even if just a little, is helpful. A curse because it requires so much effort to write even a... Read the rest of this post

1 Comments on To Aquafortis, And Authors Everywhere: Plow On.♥, last added: 5/18/2012
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12. TURNING PAGES: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar, by Kady Cross

Last year I dabbled in steampunk and reviewed The Girl in the Steel Corset. Despite me not intending to go further with the series, I was once again suckered by the dress on the cover! As always, these books are a quick read, and perfect for... Read the rest of this post

2 Comments on TURNING PAGES: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar, by Kady Cross, last added: 5/21/2012
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13. Monday Notes and Errata: CODE NAME VERITY Release and a Bonus Link

Last week was just a wee bit…CRAZED for us here at FW, with Tanita and I both plenty busy in the offline world, so we may have missed mentioning that Code Name Verity by our blog bud (and Tanita’s actual, real-life writer friend) Elizabeth Wein... Read the rest of this post

2 Comments on Monday Notes and Errata: CODE NAME VERITY Release and a Bonus Link, last added: 5/21/2012
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14. ☺YAAAAAY!☺

There's a whole lotta "yay!" going on, but it's been going on a little quietly.In the last several days and weeks, there have been some books which have launched (Yay, Lissa Wiley, Liz Wein, and me), some -- okay, a shuttle launched (YAY! Dragon... Read the rest of this post

4 Comments on ☺YAAAAAY!☺, last added: 5/22/2012
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15. Um, Hello, God? Is This Thing On?

An article which might have sneaked past you this weekend, Macmillan's Heroes and Heartbreakers blog added a new post to their section of YA Crush, titled, Are you there God? The Mysterious Disappearance of Religion in YA Fiction, by Brittany... Read the rest of this post

7 Comments on Um, Hello, God? Is This Thing On?, last added: 5/3/2012
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16. Toon Thursday: Revenge of the Writer's Toolkit!

Yes, these are ALL THE CHOICES YOU GET. Ever. (SO glad that's not actually true...though you wouldn't necessarily know it from the books on the shelves...)Apparently my goal is to make it so all you have to do in order to write a bestselling novel... Read the rest of this post

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17. May the Fourth...!

Saturday the fifth of May - it's not just for whackin' pinatas this year. It's also the first Saturday in May, which means it's Free Comic Book Day! Check the site for your nearest participating comic shop. A perfect time to catch up on all the... Read the rest of this post

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18. TURNING PAGES: Pricilla the Great: The Time Traveling Bullet, by Sybil Nelson

When I read The Enchanted Inkpot's piece on Sybil Nelson this past February, I was, to put it mildly, GOBSMACKED. Okay, it's not as if there aren't people of color writing comic book style novels - but my interest here piqued because the character... Read the rest of this post

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19. Monday Flashback Review: A TALE OF TIME CITY by Diana Wynne Jones

Recently, Tanita and I participated in the Diana Wynne Jones blog tour organized by the amazing Sharyn November. Looking back at our respective memories of the inimitable DWJ inspired us both to think about going back to re-read old favorites and... Read the rest of this post

3 Comments on Monday Flashback Review: A TALE OF TIME CITY by Diana Wynne Jones, last added: 5/8/2012
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