Category Archives: Young Adult books

TeenWriter Tuesday: Making It Work as a Writer While You’re Still in School

Wisconsin teenager Amy Zhang played tennis after school. She went out with friends and did homework. She also wrote a book. A very good book called Falling Into Place. She was 16 when she found an agent who sold it … Continue reading

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TeenWriter Tuesday: 5 Ways to Make Career Connections

Go Teen Writers! If you are not already familiar with the website Go Teen Writers,  I’d like to introduce you. GoTeenWriters offers honesty, encouragement and community to teens who want to be published. If you want to meet other teens who love … Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: What Teens Hate to See in YA Books

Recently, The Writer’s Dig (a blog hosted by Writer’s Digest) published a guest post by teenage writer Jamie S. Margolin. Margolin has written articles for Teen Ink. One of her articles earned her an Editors Choice award and was voted #1 by readers. … Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: 2015’s “Best Of” Book Lists for Teens and Young Adults

It’s the time of year when everyone tallies up their favorite books of the previous twelve months and publishes a Best Of list. Here are links to seventeen of the top reading lists for Teens and Young Adults. Publishers Weekly’s Best … Continue reading

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Tuesday Teens: Best YA Books of 2015

There are actually two terrific reading lists to look at here. The 14 Best YA Books of 2015 (so far) is a roundup posted online in July, and also 10 of the Best New YA Books in August, the latest … Continue reading

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