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 July 19, 2017
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?
Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

News by Riki Cleveland
Fresh off a Best Picture win for his Oscar-winning film Spotlight, McCarthy will also executive produce the 13-episode series.
Tom DeLonge Writing 15 YA Books

Tom DeLonge Writing 15 YA Books

News by Peter Derk
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge is writing 15 YA books. 15. 15.

Teens in Tinseltown: Six Hollywood YA Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland
America’s fascination with all things Hollywood knows no bounds, and luckily there are many young adult novels depicting the high profile lives of the stars to keep readers satisfied.
Bookshots: 'A Girl Undone' by Catherine Linka

Bookshots: 'A Girl Undone' by Catherine Linka

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
Forced on the run after a deadly government attack, Avie must find a way to escape her dangerous arranged marriage and shut the Paternalists down for good.
Bookshots: 'The Shark Curtain' by Chris Scofield

Bookshots: 'The Shark Curtain' by Chris Scofield

Review by Leah Dearborn
Hallucinations of Jesus, 1960s television, and a lot of dogs — 'The Shark Curtain' is a strange and original young adult debut.
Bookshots: 'The Fire Sermon' by Francesca Haig

Bookshots: 'The Fire Sermon' by Francesca Haig

Review by Stephanie Bonjack March 9, 2015
Book one of a dystopian trilogy set 400 years after a massive nuclear war. There's danger, characters on the run, and young love.

Sneaking Around in YA: 6 Kickass Female Spies

Column by Riki Cleveland
Whether they're fighting crime in the halls of the local high school, or fending off the the bad guys in Cold-war Russia, these girls know how to kick butt and take some names.

14 Highly Anticipated YA Novels for the First Half of 2015

Column by Riki Cleveland January 15, 2015
Lots of "must adds" for your Young Adult to-be-read list.

A Very YA Christmas: 5 Young Adult Novels with Holiday Themes

Column by Riki Cleveland December 17, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with these five YA novels featuring holiday themes.

Back-to-School with Six Historical YA Fictions

Column by Riki Cleveland
With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further your education than with a young adult novel set in a historical time period?

Suspense and Spook: 5 Great YA Horror Titles

Column by Riki Cleveland
Five young adult horror novels to keep you up late at night.
Judy Blume to Release New Adult Novel

Judy Blume to Release New Adult Novel

News by Riki Cleveland
Her first new book in over 10 years!
Bookshots: 'Pills and Starships' by Lydia Millet

Bookshots: 'Pills and Starships' by Lydia Millet

Review by Dean Fetzer
Global warming's gone mad and old people want to die - so what does that leave the kids?

Hurts So Good: Why We Love YA Dystopias

Column by Emma McMorran Clark March 21, 2014
With the release of 'Divergent,' the young ladies of YA dystopian fiction are poised to take over the box office once more. Where did this trend come from, and why are we supporting it?
Ten More Questions with 'The Moment Before' Author, Suzy Vitello

Ten More Questions with 'The Moment Before' Author, Suzy Vitello

Interview by Erin Reel
Suzy Vitello — LitReactor instructor, editor, and author — answers ten more questions upon the release of her new YA novel, 'The Moment Before'.
Bookshots: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs

Bookshots: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs

Review by Leah Rhyne
The sequel to Ransom Riggs' bestselling first novel, 'Hollow City' is a joyride through bombed out London with a group of fantastically peculiar children.

Ask The Agent: Does Self-Publishing Impede Landing an Agent, Acceptable Word Count and More!

Column by Bree Ogden March 4, 2013
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect 3 of the industry’s mysteries straight from the shoulder.