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10 Tips to Craft Awesome Characters

  • September 13, 2016

What Great Minds Say As an author, I am always on the hunt for solid writing advice and inspiration from other authors I admire. One of the topics I enjoy reading about the most is crafting characters

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4 Best YA Books in September

  • September 4, 2016

Fall Publishing September marks back to school and the start of the fall publishing season. Shiny new things! If you are a pre-order addict or typically put a boatload of new releases on hold, you know

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The Best YA School Novels For Fall

  • August 19, 2016

Get Psyched for Fall! It suddenly hit me: it’s almost fall. The sun is setting earlier, a cooler dawn greets me, and is it just me, or am I the only one who suddenly has a ravenous need for pumpkin

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10 Quotes about Writing from YA Authors

  • August 12, 2016

Young Adult Writers Speak Out Whether you’re a writer or a reader, you’ll love these quotes from writers of your favorite genre, young adult. From John Green to Suzanne Collins and Sarah J. Maas,

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Four Awesome YA Novels For Fall

  • August 4, 2016

Hot New YA Sci-fi, Dystopian, Romance and Fantasy We’re already the first week into August, and autumn air is right around the corner. Brilliant foliage, back to school and Friday night football

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Kindle Fire & YA Dystopian Giveaway

  • August 1, 2016

Kindle Fire & YA Dystopian Giveaway I am teaming up with HJLawson, author of YA thrillers with a dystopian twist, and a group of other hip young adult authors to bring you another fabulous giveaway.

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YA Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels

YA Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels Love dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels but looking for some variety in storytelling? Me too! I absolutely love graphic novels and comics. These stories

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YA Book Giveaway Extravaganza

  • July 28, 2016

*HUGE Giveaway Alert!* I am teaming up with Electively Paige Book Blog and a group of other YA authors to bring you a MASSIVE giveaway. ONE lucky U.S. winner of this giveaway will win the GRAND PRIZE

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Books for YA Dystopian Fans of Any Age

Are you a YA dystopian and post-apocalyptic addict? Guilty as charged. Maybe you’re one of those readers who devours books, YA dystopian in particular, and you’ve finally run out of things to read.

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5 Signs You’re in a Dystopian Novel

  • July 12, 2016

Telltale signs you’re in a dystopian novel: The world is closing in on you. Gradually things have shifted about your environment and society until you wake up one morning and realize that the world

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How do you navigate a post-apocalyptic universe?

Would you rely on your HEART, GUT, MIND, or SPIRIT in a post-apocalyptic universe? Your personality will reveal your technique for surviving the end of civilization as we know it. TAKE THIS QUICK QUIZ

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Huge Sci-Fi/Fantasy Giveaway!

  • June 30, 2016

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What character are you in a dystopian novel?

Dystopian Heroine Quiz Are you as obsessed with personality quizzes as I am? Turns out I’m an ARCHITECT, and it says a lot about my writing and reading interests—and how I’d fight the power in a

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Sizzling Hot Sci-Fi Fiction #BookGiveaway!

  • June 25, 2016

Scoop up 8 of the hottest new Sci-Fi releases of 2016! Winning bundle includes signed copies of the award-winning Undergrounders Series, Immurement, Embattlement and hot-off-the-press Judgement! &nb...

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5 Problems Only YA Readers Experience

  • June 22, 2016

YA Reader Problems Have you just had another one of those annoying conversations again? The ones where non-YA readers try to tell you that young adult literature is for teens, that people over the age

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5 YA Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic Novels for 2016

YA dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels are hotter than ever! Things are heating up out there, and it’s time to cool down in the AC with a good book…or brave the warmth for a spot on the sand

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5 Best YA Books for Fangirls

  • June 7, 2016

It’s the end of school! Definitely time for a little fangirling over the summer months. If your favorite TV show aired its season finale recently and won’t be back until the fall, you might feel like

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4 Signs You’re a YA Strong Female Heroine

  • June 4, 2016

Avid readers, both teens and adults, look to the young adult novel for its fearless portrayal of the strong female heroine who makes all-in sacrifices on behalf of families, friends, and nations, and kicks

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Huge Summer 2016 Dystopian and Sci-fi YA Fiction Giveaway

  • June 2, 2016

It’s time to rock and roll our way into summer with a mega Dystopian Summer Book Bundle! I have joined forces with four other authors to give away a total of 12 books, including NINE signed copies

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YA Fantasy for “Game of Thrones” Fans

  • May 26, 2016

YA Fantasy Fix This is a magical time of year, when Sunday nights bring new episodes of HBO’s explosive hit fantasy show, Game of Thrones, and the world stands still. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan,

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Quiz: What YA novel should you read this summer?

  • May 20, 2016

Summer YA Reading Quiz We’ve passed the mid-May mark, and summer is almost upon us. Candy-colored nail polish, cute flip flops and huge beach bags just waiting to be filled with magazines and books.

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The YA Reading Slump And How to Fix It

  • May 12, 2016

So it’s finally hit! The most dreaded enemy of YA bookworms everywhere: the reading slump. You read a string of amazing young adult novels, and it just feels like you’re going through the motions. The

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4 Awesome YA Novels Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

  • May 5, 2016

  It’s official! Smash hit BBC mystery series Sherlock is filming its much-anticipated fourth season, set to air around Christmas this year, according to Martin Freeman. Variations on the Holmes

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Who’s Your Dystopian Fashion Twin?

High Fashion in Dystopian Times Dystopian novels might take place in post-apocalyptic worlds, but the revolutionary heroines of these powerful novels are not living in a post-fashion era. A whole new

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Celebrate Libraries with Library-Themed YA Novels

  • April 21, 2016

National Library Week National Library Week runs in the middle of April making this month a great time to celebrate libraries. Teen gaming nights and midnight release parties for popular books, movies,

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4 YA Verse Novelists for National Poetry Month

  • April 14, 2016

April is National Poetry Month Which makes it a good time to check out the poetry section of the bookstore or library. You’ll find some favorite poets on many shelves—gifted wordsmiths like Sylvia

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Spring reads

5 Fierce YA Novels to Watch for in Spring 2016

  • April 7, 2016

Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for us bookworms to crawl out from our cozy reading nooks by the fireplace and start basking in the warm glow of the sun in a hammock somewhere.

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Embattlement Excerpt & #BookGiveaway

  • March 9, 2016

If you haven’t haven’t read Embattlement: Book Two in The Undergrounders Series yet, here’s the opening excerpt to whet your appetite. (Immurement: Book One will be FREE to download

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Two Signed Copies of Embattlement Up For Grabs! #BookGiveaway

  • March 5, 2016

Goodreads Book Giveaway Embattlement by Norma Hinkens Giveaway ends April 02, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter

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