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Girl in Pieces: An Interview with Kathleen Glasgow

One of the great professional joys in my life is celebrating beautiful writing and wonderful, necessary books. That’s why I was so happy to find Girl in Pieces (Delacorte Press, August 2016) by Kathleen Glasgow. Already a New York Times bestseller, the book is so raw and lends an important… Read More

4 Ways to Stay Strong When Your Resolutions Falter

Whether you crave a favorite food you’ve given up, can’t go to the gym as often as planned, or feel sapped of energy because you’ve fallen off your “New Year, New You” diet and exercise plan, don’t despair. Rebecca Scritchfield, registered dietitian nutritionist, author of Body Kindness, shares her tips… Read More

A Review of the YA Book, Three Dark Crowns

The following review of Three Dark Crowns (HarperTeen, September 20, 2016) by Kendare Blake is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Amber Lee. Here’s a description of the book from Amazon: In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal… Read More

Fueling Young Athletes: Q & A with Heather Mangieri

Whether your kids play sports for fun or camaraderie or pursue athletics in a more serious, goal-oriented way, the new book Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017) by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Heather Mangieri is a must read.  I had the pleasure of discussing the book with Mangieri. Read on to… Read More

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Snack Traps

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with PLANTERS. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With the holiday season finally here, do you worry that shorter days and colder temperatures coupled with countless food-focused parties and events will make it even more of a challenge to maintain… Read More

Writers on Writing: An Interview with Julie Buxbaum

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores. Julie Buxbaum, author of the YA romance, Tell Me Three Things (Delacorte Press, April 2016), has created a story that speaks to loss, young love, and the significance of relationships. Based on an anonymous email she received… Read More

Writing KidLit: What I’m Learning on the Journey

As a nonfiction author of four health and nutrition books, my foray into fiction writing for kids has been an uphill—but amazing—climb over the last two plus years. Even though I feel I’ve always been a writer, writing my nutrition books has been so, so different than writing fiction. Whereas… Read More

An Interview with Young Adult Author David Arnold

After seeing the smart, funny AND super friendly young adult authors David Arnold and Adam Silvera at the recent launch of Arnold’s sophomore book, Kids of Appetite (Viking/Penguin, September 2016) at Books of Wonder (see photo of Arnold, Silvera, my friend Riley and me below), I was inspired to read… Read More