I'm a YA writer who spends too much time on the internet. My first novel, FAIR COIN, is available now from Pyr.

 

…to any teenage boys out there who might be reluctant to read about girls or books written by women: What are you afraid of? The worst thing that could happen is you’ll discover that girls are people too, and not necessarily all that different from you. The best thing you’ll learn is how you can act like a decent person, so girls might not mind talking to you. They might even say yes when you ask them out. They might ask you out, and you should be cool with that. Another boy might ask you out, and that could be cool too. Maybe you want to say yes. Look, there are no “boy books” or “girl books,” there are only good books and bad books. Seriously, go read some Judy Blume. You’ll thank me later.

E.C. Myers from Confessions of a Male YA Author (and author of the smart sci-fi Fair Coin)

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I am the hidden power-up on the boss level of crime!

silvaniart:

I am the hidden power-up on the boss level of crime!

Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Sicence Fiction and Fantasy Stories

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By Julia Rios

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What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse…

Just a reminder: This was the first Sailor Moon ReBoot! :P

Just a reminder: This was the first Sailor Moon ReBoot! :P

It’s very hard for me to be silly about Superman, because I’ve seen firsthand how he actually transforms people’s lives. I have seen children dying of brain tumors who wanted as their last request to talk to me, and have gone to their graves with a peace brought on by knowing that their belief in this kind of character really matters. It’s not Superman the tongue-in-cheek cartoon character they’re connecting with; they’re connecting with something very basic: the ability to overcome obstacles, the ability to persevere, the ability to understand difficulty and to turn your back on it. [Christopher Reeve] – Time, (March 14, 1988)

*wibbles*

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