The Evolution of the YA Genre by Lindsay Ellis with Shared Video

Since I’m a YA author, I was immediately interested in the information in this video. As part of the PBS series The Great American Read, this interactive and thoroughly entertaining video, created by videographer Lindsay Ellis, fills readers in on… Read more

Review of A Strand of Three Cords by Hannah Miller

Emma is a sixteen-year-old Amish girl who thinks she knows what she wants in a future husband. Unfortunately, she’s not quite sure which eligible young man will make the best husband for her – Jacob or Daniel. Emma’s eventual predicament… Read more

Review of Stone and Spark by Sibella Giorello

Raleigh Harmon is a fifteen-year-old high schooler who doesn’t have friends – except for her best friend, Drew Levinson. The two girls bonded a few years back because they share the same brainy intelligence and similar family issues. When Drew… Read more

Review of Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

We first meet Charlotte “Charlie” Davis as an uncommunicative and angry seventeen-year-old during a stay at a mental health facility after she has a self-destructive breakdown. When her medical insurance runs out, Charlie is discharged into the care of her… Read more

Character Interview with August – Emotional Paramedics Main Character

The Emotional Paramedics by Susan Barton Virtual Book Tour has concluded, but we have the Character Interview with main character August Gallagher here. **************************************************************** Welcome, August! We’re so glad you’re here to chat with readers. Your story is an interesting… Read more

Review of Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Norah is seventeen and lives her entire life inside her house. She’s homeschooled by her mother and she hasn’t seen her friends in four years. Norah doesn’t leave the house because she suffers from OCD, agoraphobia and severe anxiety. When… Read more

Emotional Paramedics by Susan Barton FREE Promotion

Just a super quick post to let readers know that my new coming-of-age novel, Emotional Paramedics, is FREE this weekend! ABOUT EMOTIONAL PARAMEDICS: August Gallagher is a sweet and intelligent Brooklyn girl just trying to find her place in the… Read more

Review of The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

Kyle Donohue is a sixteen-year-old high school student who, on the morning of September 11, 2001, is racing across the Brooklyn Bridge to get home when he spots what he thinks is a large bird. When he realizes the bird… Read more

Review of The Girls by Emma Cline

I was so excited to read this book, yet I wondered about all the hype. Would I be fooled again? I waited for it to become available at my local library, but was too anxious to wait any longer and… Read more

Review of The Dark Forest by David Brogdon

The Dark Forest is a medieval-style fantasy novel that follows the story of three Meadow Haven friends, Roki, Dax and Leena, who enjoy venturing into the nearby forest in search of adventure. As the trio of adventurers gain more experience… Read more