Waiting on Wednesday: Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

January 29, 2014

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine  to showcase books readers can’t wait to read!   ***   When the picture tells the story…   Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.   As much…


Cover Reveal: DIRTY LONDON by Kelley York

December 2, 2013

It may be Cyber Monday, but I’d like to think it’s Awesome Cover Reveal Monday! I am delighted to help reveal Kelley York’s cover for her upcoming book, Dirty London! Kelley is a master storyteller and I can’t wait to read the new book. Alright, are you ready? Take a look:   All London Noble wanted out of her senior year of high school was anonymity. The complete…


Be Proud: National Coming Out Day

October 11, 2013

Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. It’s an important and, for some, a frightening day. It’s a day to lend support, understanding, and love to those who have stepped outside their box to live the life they want and deserve to live. I know it’s scary, though, to go beyond one’s safety net. The world isn’t a perfectly safe and accepting place, and some people face…


Cover Reveal: MADE OF STARS by Kelley York!

March 18, 2013

I am so honored and excited to share the cover for Kelley York’s Made of Stars! Kelley is a good friend of mine from when she was a citizen over at YATopia and I am so excited to read the new book! Made of Stars will be available from Entangled Publishing this coming October! *** When eighteen-year-old Hunter Jackson and his half sister, Ashlin, return to their dad’s for the…


Anti-Bullying Idea

October 3, 2012

Hello, lovely readers and writers. Did you know October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness month? Well, now you do! The fight to put an end to bullying is a cause I strongly believe in. While I was fortunate enough not have been severely bullied in school, I was on the receiving end of behind-my-back whispers and snide comments. Thankfully, I had great friends, supportive family, and teachers who valued…

Books Review

Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

May 3, 2011

Bill Konigsberg’s Out of the Pocket is a book I’ve wanted to read for a while, but never was able to find a copy. Well, I finally found one at Anderson’s Bookshop and I recently finished reading it. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of LGBT YA out there, so I had high expectations for this book. Guess what? I loved it! My one reservation was…

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Review: Love Drugged by James Klise

October 7, 2010

Love Drugged was one of those books I wanted to read, but couldn’t find a copy of. I had read glowing reviews and couldn’t wait to see what the bloggers were talking about. Fortunately, James Klise, the author, was one of the authors at the Young Adult Literature Conference in Naperville, so I not only had the extreme honor of meeting and sitting with James, but I was…