Category Archives: Young Adult Literature

New Writer Spotlight: Lori T. Strongin

It’s always fun to find new and interesting writers such as Lori T. Strongin. Her debut novel, Bite Me, is about some very funny and unique college student with who are dealing with more than just papers and professors. I … Continue reading

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Damned & Crusade: An Epic Urban Fantasy Series in the Making

It felt wrong to write a review of Damned since I know both authors so well and I am closely connected to the series. So, instead I decided to write a rumination on the Crusade series since there are a … Continue reading

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Growing Up YA Lit-Style: A Personal Essay

Ilsa J. Bick, MD, a child psychologist and YA author, recently published an article on the Hunger Mountain site in which she responds to a pair of essays by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Children’s Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, who … Continue reading

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Free Fiction Sampler – July 1, 2011

Here we are three months later with another batch of sample chapters and excerpts to kick off a summer filled with great books that will take you deep into the realms of your imagination. July’s Free Fiction Sampler has a … Continue reading

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The Poison Eaters by Holly Black (signed) Giveaway!

Win a signed first edition hardback copy of The Poison Eaters by Holly Black! What better way to start the summer than with this amazing collection of short fiction by New York Times bestselling author Holly Black? All you have to … Continue reading

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New Writer Spotlight: Kevin Hearne

This New Writer Spotlight features The Iron Druid Chronicles author Kevin Hearn. He enters the publishing world with his first novel Hounded, which releases on May 3, 2011. You can find Kevin online at his author website, on Twitter, and on Facebook. ~ … Continue reading

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Top Fantasy Destinations for the Adventurous Traveler

By Hannah Strom-Martin and Erin Underwood Are you an adventurous traveler, willing to go the extra mile for excitement?  Would you rather go to End World than Disneyworld?  Does the thought of the Eiffel Tower bore, but the image of … Continue reading

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2011 Publishers Round Table

Welcome to 2011, a new year in publishing for fantasy and science fiction! The big questions for 2011 are: How did 2010 go? and What should we look for in 2011? The 2011 Publishers Round Table explores these questions are … Continue reading

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Celebrate Reading in 2011 with the Free Fiction Sampler

Sample chapters are a great way to discover new books. Publishers often provide them to authors as a way to market books and to attract new readers. However, sample chapters are not always easy to find. Usually they live on … Continue reading

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Best Books Covers of 2010

Book covers are a special kind of art that lines the shelves of bookstores, giving readers an eye dazzling display of literary shopping possibilities. In a big way, part of the fun of shopping for and reading books includes looking … Continue reading

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