Harsh truths about getting published

It’s never been easier to become a published writer, and it’s also never been more difficult. The double-edged sword of the Internet and digital revolution have opened up channels of communication (agent info! querying guides! email for slush piles!), as...

On writing to YA market trends

I’ve written about writing to trend before, but as I’ve waded through query trenches and gotten an agent and now am looking forward to the submission process, I’ve observed some things and seen the issue of market trends come up over and over again....

On boy books and girl books

There’s been a lot of hoopla lately on gender divides in YA, particularly boy books vs. girl books. And I want to throw my hat into the ring, though the issue is so complex and difficult to boil down to an essence that is both realistic and constructive, that I...