Last week I wrote a review, essay, analysis, whatever you’d like to call it about a historical YA that played loose and fast with history, with disastrous, antisemitic and problematic results. And I don’t think that’s particularly uncommon, unfortunately, in historical fiction or books that use history as a base for exploring something else, like … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Responsibility and Intent in Approaching History in Historical YA
I'm sure that everyone has that ONE question that they get asked all the time about their debut book (or maybe, for every book! I guess we'll find out!). For me, the conversation goes a little like this. Me: I wrote a romance about two ballet dancers after a horrible car accident and how they try … Continue reading So, Do You Dance?
I've been writing this one story, in some form or another, for 11 years. I wrote the first version in a binder during my Earth Science class freshman year of high school (and probably other classes, but I REMEMBER writing it in ES. I'm sorry, Mr. R., I remember a lot about rocks and volcanoes, … Continue reading Writing Research, and The Story in My Head