THIS WEEK IN WRITING
- Shannon Hale has a thought provoking post on school visits as a woman author.
- A guest post on Stacked Books discusses writing realistically flawed parents in YA.
- Author Natasha Sinel has some great thoughts on how authors are never quite satisfied.
THIS WEEK IN READING
- Buzzfeed has an amusing article about problems Stephen King fans have.
-A Scholastic report on kids' reading habits.
-Friend and former YA Highway member Kody Keplinger's THE DUFF made it to #2 this week on the NYT YA Bestseller list! We are all very excited for her.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
- Lerner Publishing has acquired Egmont USA's list.
- Barnes & Noble will be separating its college business from its retail & Nook business.
- Interlude Press, a boutique LGBTQ publisher, is launching a new YA imprint.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
- This has been one heck of a winter, as I have experienced firsthand here in New England. One photographer even captured images of nearly frozen waves!
- The revenge porn guy doesn't get the irony of this situation.
- Anita Sarkeesian gave a talk on how video games could become more female friendly. This article reviews her talk in depth.
- Surveys show that audiences like diversity. Hopefully Hollywood figures this out soon.
- Parks & Recreation had its beautiful series finale this week, and many, many tears were shed.
- The Washington Post has an article about Tumblr's teen suicide epidemic. And in somewhat related news, Facebook rolled out some new tools this week to try and reach out to users who may be suicidal.
- The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality.
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
- Warren G and Kenny G perform together.
- A thing happened with escaped llamas and the internet loved it.