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Theme Week: An Author's BEA Experience

Book Expo America (BEA) is next week, and authors and bloggers alike are flooding into NYC for the event.  A lot of people have talked about...
Road Trip Wednesday 132: What Book Conferences Would You Love to Attend?

Road Trip Wednesday 132: What Book Conferences Would You Love to Attend?

Welcome to our 132nd Road Trip Wednesday!  Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post ...
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Bookmobile Chat with Author Veronica Roth

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Bookmobile Discussion Post for INSURGENT

Bookmobile Discussion Post for INSURGENT

Welcome to YA Highway's Bookmobile celebration for INSURGENT by Veronica Roth. What did you think about Tris and Four's adventures...
Theme Week: SF Cons + You = Perfect Together?

Theme Week: SF Cons + You = Perfect Together?

credit Wiscon . Readercon . Capclave . These speculative fiction conventions--and the hundreds of others held all over the world --welco...
Theme Week: Conference Tips for Writers and Readers

Theme Week: Conference Tips for Writers and Readers

Conferences are insane. Insanely awesome! But also insanely overwhelming, especially if you're a first-time attendee. At YA Highway, we&...
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Theme Week: An Overview of The Major Conferences

Every so often, everyone I follow on Twitter starts using the same acronym: BEA, ALA, ABA, RT, etc. etc. If you don't know what these ac...
Theme Week: Conferences

Theme Week: Conferences

We're trying something new here at the YA Highway: Theme Weeks. These are weeks where we will bring you fresh content every day on ...
Field Trip Friday: May 25, 2012

Field Trip Friday: May 25, 2012

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK %&@$&$% : A researcher at Brigham Young University says there's lots of cussing in YA books so ...
The Great YA Blogger Meetup -- Take Two!

The Great YA Blogger Meetup -- Take Two!

Heading to ALA Anaheim this June? So are we! (A couple of us, at least.) And just like last year at ALA New Orleans , we're co-hosting T...
Query Series: April Tucholke and Joanna Volpe

Query Series: April Tucholke and Joanna Volpe

In our Query Series, writers share with us the query letter that helped them land an agent--and why the letter worked, from the agent's ...
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Road Trip Wednesday #131: What Faction Are You?

Welcome to our 131st Road Trip Wednesday!  Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a ...
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I've Become a Crotchety Old Reader

You know those old people who stand on their porch, shaking their fists, yelling, "You kids get off my lawn!" Yeah, well, I'...
Review: BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange

Review: BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange

So there's this book that I learned about months ago from a fellow YAHer about a boy who announces that he will be eating himself to de...
Field Trip Friday: May 18, 2012

Field Trip Friday: May 18, 2012

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - Mitali Perkins highlights a teen writer's tips for writing race . - How do moms, or anyone, manage their t...
Cover Reveal: STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff!

Cover Reveal: STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff!

YA Highway is happy to present the US cover for Jay Kristoff's upcoming release, Stormdancer !  Check out the synopsis: A DYI...
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8 Things You Might Not Know About the New York Times Bestseller List

(Note: because this is YA Highway, this list will pertain only to YA books, not all books involved in the best-seller list.) The New ...
Road Trip Wednesday #130: What Book Brings Back Memories?

Road Trip Wednesday #130: What Book Brings Back Memories?

Welcome to our 130th Road Trip Wednesday!  Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a ...
Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior

I blogged a couple weeks ago about using animals as part of your setting, and today I’m going to talk about something else: their behavior....
33 things to do when you are feeling a bit angry with your novel

33 things to do when you are feeling a bit angry with your novel

I mean, they're asking for it, aren't they? 1. Denial. You’re not angry with your novel. You never get angry with your novel....