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The Forgotten B in LGBTQ Fiction

The Forgotten B in LGBTQ Fiction

torbakhopper via Compfight cc Recently, we've seen a lot of discussion about the inclusion of LGBTQ fiction in YA. Jessica Verday&...
Road Trip Wednesday: When I Was Young . . .

Road Trip Wednesday: When I Was Young . . .

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where we post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. We'd love for you to participa...
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When Your Future's on the Line (and in the Mail)

News from the life of a high school senior: on Friday, I received my very first response from one of the many colleges I applied to months...
Guest Post by Cory Archie: The Hated Question

Guest Post by Cory Archie: The Hated Question

Today, a guest post from teen writer, Cory Archie. Cory is a full time contributor to The Book Lantern and a senior in high school. She ha...
Field Trip Friday: March 25, 2011

Field Trip Friday: March 25, 2011

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK - NYT best-seller Barry Eisler reportedly turns down a $500K deal from St. Martin's to self-publish (an...
Sara Bennett Wealer Goes Gleek (plus 2 RIVAL giveaways!)

Sara Bennett Wealer Goes Gleek (plus 2 RIVAL giveaways!)

Today, we have a guest post from the fabulous Sara Bennett Wealer , whose contemporary debut novel, RIVAL , is getting all kinds of attentio...
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Road Trip Wednesday #72: Lend Me Some Sugar, I Am Your Neighbour!

Welcome to our 72nd Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where we post a weekly writing- or reading-related ques...
Review: Wolfsbane By Andrea Cremer

Review: Wolfsbane By Andrea Cremer

It’s a little bit of a challenge to review a book that’s not the first in the series, because I don’t want to be specific and give anythin...
Like Mandarin Debut Day Giveaway WINNERS!

Like Mandarin Debut Day Giveaway WINNERS!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! If you're one of the lucky winners, a YA Highway member will contact you via email to get ...
Join Us Tomorrow For Another Highway Cafe!

Join Us Tomorrow For Another Highway Cafe!

It's time for round three of the Highway Cafe . The first two were a success because of all of you who participated, and we hope to see ...
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New Adult: The Misfit Genre

So. Today is my twenty-first birthday. *cue confetti and applause* Yes, yes, I know - it's an amazing feat, to have made it this far....
Field Trip Friday: March 18, 2011

Field Trip Friday: March 18, 2011

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK Japan, obviously. Authors for Japan is running an auction to benefit relief efforts, and Heidi King is d...
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Highway Cafe Business Hours?

Hello fellow writers! We're excited to plan our next Highway Cafe writing session, but we'd like to schedule days and times that w...
Road Trip Wednesday #71: Yes, You're In My Book

Road Trip Wednesday #71: Yes, You're In My Book

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question ...
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The Importance Of Not Being Earnest All The Time

We hear time and time again about the importance of writing every day. One of the keys to success as an author is the ability to get wor...
London Deep Review

London Deep Review

From the cover : Jemima Mallard is having a bad day. First two kids sank her houseboat, and now the YPD (Youth Police) think she's mix...
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How to Donate to Japan

I know I'm not alone in feeling completely helpless when disaster strikes some part of the world. While it doesn't always help ease ...
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Writing Exercises to Get Your Pen Moving

I don't get blocked too often. Usually I'm eager to write and too desperate to carve out a chunk of time for writing to feeling st...
Field Trip Friday: March 11, 2011

Field Trip Friday: March 11, 2011

  Warning: I am not Kate Hart. I am merely trying to fill her sparkly disco boots this week. KH's Kickers The Big News This Week ...
Dramatic Romance in YA + Today's Teens = ?

Dramatic Romance in YA + Today's Teens = ?

Confession: I have never read Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. In some literary circles, I'm pretty sure this qualifies me to be sh...