Happy Friday, everyone! I failed in my Field Trip Friday duties last week, so here are some links from the past couple weeks:
- Dahlia Adler created LGBTQ Reads, which promotes queer literature not only in YA, but in other age categories as well.
- In the wake of North Carolina's horrible new law, independent bookstores discuss the effects of well-meaning author appearance cancellations. Kelly Jensen also thoughtfully explores the subject of event cancellations on BookRiot.
- Author Sarah McCarry discusses honest YA books and writing sex.
- Author C. Alexander London has a beautiful article on why he came out as gay as a children's book author.
- A really lovely post on depression by author Mackenzi Lee.
- If you are curious about publicists, this post on Pub(lishing) Crawl has some answers.
- In American currency news, it looks like Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. It also sounds like women will be added to the back of the $5 and $10, which is pretty exciting. It'll still be a few years before we see ladies on our bills, but it's great news, nonetheless (but let's hope by the time this comes to fruition, they come to their senses and don't leave Andrew Jackson on the back).
- In sadder news, this week the world lost both legendary singer Prince and former WWE wrestler Chyna.
- But in very much happier news, in case you missed our post last week, our own Somaiya Daud sold her debut! We are so excited to read this book, and you should be, too.