We asked Emily Layne to introduce her debut novel, These Wicked Waters, because when we first read her manuscript, we couldn't get over the fabulous voice, the teen sleuth curiosity, and ferocious sirens that defied our expectations of what mermaids should be. Join Emily for a fun, behind-the-scenes look at her debut YA fantasy, where… Continue reading These Wicked Waters Intro Video
The selections this week include all YA books set in the future that involve the dangers of medical tampering. Three of the four societies are post-apocalyptic. It’s easy to draw the conclusion that forceful changes to improve the human body will have disastrous consequences. In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, love has been labeled a disease,… Continue reading Better than Chocolate: Fixing the Future
Books + Halloween + Owls = #owloween We tried and we tried to think of a better combination than Halloween and books, but we just couldn’t! And since we’re all about owls around here, we decided to put the three together and make an #owloween contest to celebrate the season! Here are the rules: Make… Continue reading #Owloween Contest!
For those of you who have been waiting for book 2 of Juan Zapata's New Order Trilogy, we have an announcement! Juan has joined the United States Army Reserves and will be leaving for training later this month. Therefore, Ethereal Horizons has been postponed until Summer 2020. We are proud of Juan and his commitment to serving… Continue reading Golden Skies author, Juan Zapata, joins U.S. Army Reserves
The selections this week are brimming with magic and other unforgettable creative energy. 1. The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh is an older one, but it was an unexpected delight for me. I was drawn to the monstrous shadow shapes hidden on the cover. This tale set during medieval times described the life at an… Continue reading Better than Chocolate: Books Filled with Magic and Creative Energy
Welcome fellow readers! Most of my childhood, teen, and adult memories have involved getting sucked into the pages of a book. When the siren call of a book overwhelms me, I drop everything and sink into the beautiful words and only emerge when I turn the last page with a sigh of pure emotion. I… Continue reading Better than Chocolate
We're excited to announce that each month, we'll randomly draw one person subscribed to our newsletter. Each winner will receive their choice of a book from our published lineup OR a critique of their query and first ten pages. Been drooling over one of our novels? Great! Try it out...on us! Been dying for insights… Continue reading Free Book or Critique, Every Month!
Join us for an exciting, teen-focused discussion on writing in the homeschool environment, cultivating creative habits, and following a path to publication. With a presentation by bestselling authors Nicole Conway and Louise Cypress, a Q&A discussion, and light refreshments, it’s an event the whole family will enjoy! This event is free and open to the… Continue reading Cultivating Your Creative Journey at Home: Writing and Publication
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the incredibly kind and talented NYT bestselling author JENNIFER NIELSEN will be appearing in our Join Our Clan all-teen anthology! She has written the most inspiring foreword to the anthology that all teens everywhere, not just writers, should read. And you'll get a sneak peek below, but first,… Continue reading Announcing Jennifer A. Nielsen as Contributor to All-teen Anthology
Read Your Escape: Building Worlds in YA Literature In this exciting YA author panel, successful authors explain the secrets to building unique and captivating worlds in YA literature. From contemporary worlds with dragons and mind erasing, to dystopian worlds of clans and tyranny, to fantasy realms of the Fae and historical mysteries, our authors will… Continue reading YA Author Panel March 21st