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Book review: DUST CITY by Robert Paul Weston

Book review: DUST CITY by Robert Paul Weston

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? His son, that's who. Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hoo...
Guest Post: Kathleen Peacock Takes You On A Query Adventure

Guest Post: Kathleen Peacock Takes You On A Query Adventure

Today we have a guest post from author Kathleen Peacock . Her book HEMLOCK, the first in YA urban fantasy trilogy, will be published by Kat...
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Sentence Strengthening Saturday

When revising a manuscript that reaches forty, sixty, or even a hundred thousand words, a single sentence looks like nothing more than a spe...
Field Trip Friday: August 27

Field Trip Friday: August 27

The Big News This Week Something something Wylie and Random House blah blah something whatever MOCKINGJAY!!! Alice Pope has a ro...
Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

From the ARC's back cover: Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures hunting her, killing her. But wh...
Road Trip Wednesday #42: How Would You Impress the Hunger Game Judges?

Road Trip Wednesday #42: How Would You Impress the Hunger Game Judges?

Welcome to our 42nd Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a we...
Guest Post: Adam and Andrew and THE FAMILIARS

Guest Post: Adam and Andrew and THE FAMILIARS

Today we are happy to feature a guest post from the authors of THE FAMILIARS, a middle grade novel arriving in bookstores September 7th. T...
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Epic Character Motivation with Jack and Jill

The following story is one that has been passed down in my family for generations. It's a pretty awesome tale. Listen carefully, and b...
There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

Actor Laurence Olivier used to know that he’d worked out the character he was playing when he knew how they walked. The walk was essential...
Field Trip Friday: August 20

Field Trip Friday: August 20

The Big News This Week YA author Ellen Hopkins was un-invited to a Texas Teen Lit Festival. Hopkins discusses it here ; author Pet...
Book Review: THE UNIDENTIFIED by Rae Mariz

Book Review: THE UNIDENTIFIED by Rae Mariz

 From the ARC back cover: Fifteen-year-old Katey (aka Kid) goes to school in the Game - a mall converted into a "school" run b...
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Road Trip Wednesday #33: About That Ending

Welcome to our 33rd Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a ...
Windows and Mirrors: Stories That Cross Borders

Windows and Mirrors: Stories That Cross Borders

by Ryan Pouncy, via  Unsplash I'm a white girl.   Ridiculously so. Like "SPF1000" white. I live in middle America, gr...
MINDER Review

MINDER Review

"I know what you're thinking." Sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn needs to learn how to use her special abilities before somebody...
Field Trip Friday: August 13

Field Trip Friday: August 13

This Week In Writing - Author Phoebe North argues against the Google search info dump in novels. - Take a real field trip Fri...
Book Review: The Piper's Son

Book Review: The Piper's Son

It's no secret we're pretty big Melina Marchetta fans here at YA Highway, so when we heard about her most recent release, THE PI...
The Cafe Writer's Dilemma: How to Choose a Lavatory Lookout

The Cafe Writer's Dilemma: How to Choose a Lavatory Lookout

credit Working from home is overrated. The first few mornings of lounging in bed, propped up against the pillows and typing away glee...