5 Things I’ve Learned from Writing a YA Novel

Please welcome today’s guest Sandra Gulland—an internationally bestselling author of biographical historical fiction set in France. She is known for the depth and accuracy of her research, as well as for creating novels that bring history vividly to life. Published by Simon & Schuster and Doubleday in the US, and HarperCollins in Canada, she is […]

Writing the Story of Your Heart: Even When the Odds Aren’t in Your Favor

Today’s guest is Aisha Saeed—an author, mama, lawyer, teacher, and maker and drinker of chai. She is also the Vice President of Strategy for We Need Diverse Books™. While Aisha loves writing about a variety of topics, her main passion lies in channeling her inner teen. Her debut YA novel Written in the Stars will […]

Rogue Novels

About a year ago, we hired a company to clean our carpets. The gentleman who arrived at our door looked like someone who would be, perhaps, even better suited to perform at a bachelorette party. But Therefore I opened the door wide for him and spent the next few hours pretending to write as he […]

The Real World and the YA Novel

Today’s guest is YA author Meredith Zeitlin, whose debut novel, Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters, was just released on March 1st. What’s the book about? Meredith’s book trailer is too good not to share, and does a better job answering that question than we could, so please give it a look: FRESHMAN YEAR AND […]