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7 Rad Books Featuring Asian Protagonists

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by Cindy Pon

When my debut novel, Silver Phoenix, released back in 2009, it was the only Asian fantasy out there and one of the few YA books that featured an Asian protagonist. Oh, how times have changed! I’m delighted to say that nearly a decade later, there are many more YA novels with Asian protagonists to choose from, […]

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Writing Tip: Start with the End

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by Jen Brooks

“Where do you get your ideas?” Authors get this question a lot. For me the better question is “What do you do once you get an idea?” I’m lucky that I’ve never had a time when I’ve not known what to write next. Because my genres are fantasy and science fiction, I’m constantly observing and […]

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Traveling the World, One Page at a Time

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by Amy Alward

There were still a few more metres to go to reach the top of the Villaricca volcano in Pucon, Chile, but I was done. Four hours of climbing straight up over loose rock, snow and glacier ice had knackered my muscles; altitude and sulphurous air made it hard to breathe; and I was carrying a […]

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Behind the Book: Ninth City Burning

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by J. Patrick Black

J. Patrick Black’s debut novel Ninth City Burning published last September and was well received: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, i09, and The Verge all included it on their various “Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of September” lists and bestselling author Patricia Briggs called it “Fresh and un-putdownable.” Now, we know chances are good that Ninth City […]

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Stay with Me Playlist

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by Mila Gray

Stay with Me by Mila Gray is a heart wrenching novel about a forbidden romance, a wounded marine, and the girl who’s determined to save him. If you read Come Back to Me and loved it, or are just a fan of romance in general, then you’re going to want to get your hands on Stay […]

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Behind the Book | Just Kill Me & H.H. Holmes

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by Adam Selzer

Get a behind the scenes look at Adam Selzer’s, Just Kill Me as he gives you a look at a real life ghost tour stop featured in his new book! (And gives you a little bit of a lesson on H.H. Holmes, the man known as “America’s First Serial Killer.”) Take a look: In the course of human […]

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On Gender and Sexuality in The Impostor Queen

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by Sarah Fine

It is a heady pleasure, creating worlds in one’s mind, and weaving the one depicted in The Impostor Queen was no exception. For my first fantasy novel, I wanted to create something immersive and intricate, a culture that had sprung up around powerful magic. In the book, Elli is the heir to the throne, the […]

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On the Inspiration for The Last Forever

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by Deb Caletti

I was just about to start work on my tenth YA novel titled, EVERYBODY’S HOME, when my husband showed me a picture. We were eating dinner, and he passed me his phone, where he’d opened an article about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. There it was, an otherworldly image – a wedge of steel with […]

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