"I don't believe all reviewers want to see women characters over-sexualised and treated as nothing more than unthreatening eye candy. But what I do believe is that this bombardment of EmptySexyHotObject images has made it hard for us to see women AS ANYTHING ELSE. Which is why when female writers produce female characters with depth and agency, they get accused of wish fulfillment."
- Writer Tracey Neithercott is working on a magazine article about people over the age of 50 who read YA. She’s looking to interview someone between the ages of 50 and 60 as well as someone age 70 or older for the article. If you fit the description and want to talk about why you read YA (or if you know someone who does) you can email her at tracey.neithercott(at)gmail(dot)com. She’s hoping to conduct interviews next week.
- Amparo Ortiz is giving away a pre-order of Catching Jordan!