Oh what a beautiful morning…for some YA news!
Did you know that David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Graydson) and Andrea Cremer (Nighshade) were collaborating on a paranormal novel together? Levithan has co-written with Rachel Cohn and John Green and is now wandering outside the contemporary genre with up and comer Cremer.
EW.com launched the cover of Invisibility today which works wonderfully with the premise “…the story of an invisible boy who meets a girl that can see him.” Head to the link to read more about Invisibility and what the readers might expect.
Just a guess, I think it might do well!
On the eve of speaking as the key note at the Austin Teen Book Festival (oh how I wish I could attend), Bray shoots straight from the hip on YA on misogyny, consumerism and her advice to “…drop all your defenses and explore yourself with a sort of brutal honesty“. (Language warning).
3. Calling out to all young writers
Express Media is looking for young writers to contribute to the Parks Story Poster. They are looking for “… fictional stories from young writers aged 12-24 around Victoria which are based in or about Victorian Parks“. The piece can be up to 1000 words and needs to be submitted by October 15th. More information here.
4. Quidditch Fan?
We’ve all heard about JK Rowling’s foray into adult fiction but have you seen the documentary, Brooms Up? It follows a series of team over a weekend as they aim to be win the fourth annual World Cup. Learn how the game was crafted based on Rowling’s books, how it has grown and the art behind being a great Human Snitch. The International Quidditch Association hosts this 30 minutes documentary on their YouTube channel. Enjoy!
A wonderful posts on the lack of diversity on children’s and YA covers from Elizabeth Bluemle, a bookseller, blogger and author. Some food for thought.