Blog Posts Tagged ‘Libba Bray’

what is ya, exactly?

June 29th, 2010

What makes a book a young-adult novel, versus say an adult novel about young people? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately for several reasons. For one, one of my readers asked me if his book would qualify as YA because its narrator is 18 even though the narrator does some very un-18-year-old […]

silkworms and diarrhea

November 24th, 2009

I think every author gets one free pass in life. One time when he or she writes a novel and it all comes out like silk comes out of a worm (then again, I’ve never actually asked a silkworm how it feels to spin silk; maybe it’s like the last hour of labor without drugs, […]

the 3 days later and suckily non-visual bea roundup

June 1st, 2009

Q: What’s dumber than a writer without a pen? A: A blogger who leaves her digital camera at home instead of bringing it to BEA where she could take pictures of the fancy Penguin booth and her first BEA signing (swarming with people, not empty like I’d feared, Yay!) and her Penguin Peeps (I heart […]