BOOKS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: CROSSOVER FICTION BY YA AUTHORS YA literature is a booming market, and some YA authors have become incredibly successful as crossover authors –– authors whose books appeal to wide and diverse audiences. Don’t miss this talk with YA sci fi/fantasy authors Erin Bow, James Bow, Lena Coakley, V.S. McGrath and L.E. Sterling … Continue reading
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What happens next?
I’m the kind of writer who leaves a lot to chance. When I sit down to write a novel I think I have it all worked out from beginning to end – typically in the boldest strokes possible. If it helps, imagine a big thick highway divider. On the other side of that divider? A … Continue reading
The Angels of History
A very fine history teacher told me once that he would impart to his class the means to measure the future – by sleuthing the patterns to be found in the fabric of history. In my own way, through writing (and not too off from my former life as a professor), I have become another … Continue reading
The Writing World
You dream of mermaids in a world of gilt jellyfish, girls who drop flowers and gemstones when they speak, men who battle monsters to rescue girls they have only seen in paintings. The world of your imagination is so beautiful, so luminous, it defies description. So why is it so hard to make it real … Continue reading