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Shakespeare and YA

YA Highway teen contributor Kristin Briana Otts is almost not a teenager anymore. Her novel, City of Shadows , is about to go on sub to pu...
Field Trip Friday: Write Like Chuck Norris

Field Trip Friday: Write Like Chuck Norris

Field Trip Friday is a weekly trip around the field of YA with stops at the most helpful, interesting or otherwise entertaining news. Th...
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An Innovative Monster

There’s this battle that writers face. It starts off with school. While you’re there, it seems like nothing in the world eats time like...
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Road Trip Wednesday #14: Book Covers You Love

Welcome to our 14th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a w...
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What I've Learned From Writing (That Has Nothing to Do With Writing)

It hit me the other day. It's been close to a year since I dove headfirst into really learning the craft of writing. I've read (and ...
Field Trip Friday: Jan 22

Field Trip Friday: Jan 22

Field Trip Friday is a weekly trip around the field of YA with stops at the most helpful, funny, interesting or otherwise entertaining news....
Book Review: Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

Book Review: Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

Lockdown , the newest release from Printz award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, couldn't have come at a better time. Burned out from a...
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Road Trip Wednesday: The Best Book No One's Ever Heard Of

Welcome to our 13th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a w...
It's Not the Piano

It's Not the Piano

I heard a story once about Bill Evans , jazz pianist (and legendary musician.) It basically went like this: There was a party for some pur...
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YA Is For Everyone

If you're reading this blog, odds are, you're already a fan of YA. And why wouldn't you be? It's pretty much pure awesom...
Bookseller Secrets and Stories: Matchmaking and Other Things

Bookseller Secrets and Stories: Matchmaking and Other Things

This is a belated follow-up to Michelle’s wonderful post on selling books at Barnes and Noble in Texas . I work at an independent, the Dorot...
Teen Book Review Blogs You Should Follow

Teen Book Review Blogs You Should Follow

Book reviews are good. YA book reviews are great. YA book reviews by teens are fan-freaking-tastic . Seriously – for those of us writing i...
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Field Trip Friday and Contest Time-- Time to Vote!

Field Trip Friday is a weekly trip around the field of YA with stops at the most helpful, funny, interesting or otherwise entertaining new...
Highwayers Helping Haiti

Highwayers Helping Haiti

It's a familiar feeling – watching people suffer on the news, hearing the death count rise, getting that desperate, sickening feeling i...
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Road Trip Wednesday #12: Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About

Welcome to our twelfth Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a ...
Teaser Tuesday: First Lines and a Contest!

Teaser Tuesday: First Lines and a Contest!

On my personal blog, I've done several Teaser Tuesday posts with a twist, analyzing the first lines of my favorite books. Today I&...
Happily Ever After?

Happily Ever After?

It's a common discussion on writing forums that comes from those elbow-deep in their WIP. How should I wrap up my story? And it's ...