Reflections on WriteOnCon, A Jam-Packed Online Conference for Kidlit Writers

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson finally attended her first WriteOnCon, an online conference for kidlit writers, and reflects on the experience.
Auriane Desombre, Author of "I Think I Love You"

Auriane Desombre, Author of "I Think I Love You"

Interview by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson spoke with her good friend and debut author Auriane Desombre about getting two grad degrees at once, and having a book delayed due to the pandemic.
Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Interview by Karis Rogerson
YA author Angeline Boulley spoke with Karis Rogerson about her debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter."

"To All The Boys: Always and Forever" is the Sweetest Ending to a Beloved Series

Column by Karis Rogerson
Thoughts and reflections on the final installment in the To All the Boys film series.

Celebrating National Book Lovers' Day

Column by Karis Rogerson August 7, 2020
Reminiscing about great books and their meaning on National Book Lovers' Day.

Celebrate Teen Literature Day with These Five YA Authors

Column by Karis Rogerson
Five YA authors and the books which are bound to change the life of the teens you know — and maybe yours in the process

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson February 20, 2020
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

5 Bestsellers That Started Out As NaNoWriMo Projects

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
So that your motivation doesn’t flag as we’re approaching mid-November, here's a reminder of five books written during NaNoWriMo that went on to become national bestsellers.

Revisiting The Twilight Phenomenon

Column by Peter Derk
What was it? Why was it? How was it?

Marie Lu on Returning to The World of The Legend Trilogy

Column by Karis Rogerson October 1, 2019
Young Adult author Marie Lu's next novel is a return to the world of her debut series. We spoke with her about coming back to the world she created, all these years later.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

Book vs. Film: "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Column by Karis Rogerson
The adaptation is not a perfect match to the book. It's a new creation, a sister, and perfect in its own way.

Books About Mental Illness are Important, Especially if You Have One

Column by Karis Rogerson May 16, 2018
One mentally ill writer and reader on why books that mirror her experiences are so important.

Happy Birthday To The Evil Genius Behind 'Sweet Valley High'

Column by Meredith Borders May 14, 2018
Francine Pascal turns 80 today. Let's take a look at some of the more insane stuff she pulled with SVH.

Zoraida Cordova Writes Fantasy She Can See Herself In

Column by Karis Rogerson
A feature on YA and romance author Zoraida Cordova, who believes in letting teens see themselves in fiction.

What It's Like to Be Young and Writing for Young Adults

Column by Karis Rogerson
Three YA authors who achieved success in the field at a young age share what that's like.

In Defense of YA Twitter

Column by Karis Rogerson
A look at the positive side of YA Twitter.

How to Reconcile the Writing Life and Faith

Column by Karis Rogerson
Thanks to interviews with Young Adult authors Lauren Miller and Mitali Perkins, I learned that it is possible to be both a writer and a Christian.

John Green Is the Reason I Write Contemporary YA

Column by Karis Rogerson
One aspiring author gives credit to John Green for inspiring her to write the genre she loves.

Queer Stereotypes Aren't Just Bad Writing—It Goes Deeper, Says 'Writing The Rainbow' Instructor Nita Tyndall

Column by Nita Tyndall
Nita Tyndall talks a bit about her upcoming LitReactor class 'Writing the Rainbow', a two-week workshop on how to render honest gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters in your fiction.

Storyville: Young Protagonists—MG vs. YA vs. Adult

Column by Richard Thomas
Some advice for writing young protagonists for Middle Grade, YA, and adult fiction.

Why Would An Adult Read Books For Teenagers?

Column by Karis Rogerson
Why would an adult read fiction for teenagers? Because it possesses those fleeting qualities that are so hard to find elsewhere.
Bookshots: 'And We're Off' by Dana Schwartz

Bookshots: 'And We're Off' by Dana Schwartz

Review by Christoph Paul June 7, 2017
A review of Dana Schwartz's debut YA novel.
Bookshots: 'Coin Heist' by Elisa Ludwig

Bookshots: 'Coin Heist' by Elisa Ludwig

Review by Bart Bishop
A review of Elisa Ludwig's young adult novel 'Coin Heist.'

Post-Mortem: Can 80s YA Horror Stand the Test of Time?

Column by Leah Rhyne October 20, 2016
Can the 1980s YA horror novels that helped shape one girl's writing career stand the test of time?