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

4 Diet Tweaks That Don’t Suck

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4 Diet Tweaks That Don’t Suck

When I recently asked my friends what precluded them from making healthful dietary changes, their responses included everything from lack of time and laziness to pickiness and thinking change would be too difficult. The good news is making dietary changes doesn’t need to be drastic to be effective. In a… Read More

Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

If you or someone you know is pregnant, here’s a great new cookbook to help anyone experiencing the joys and occasional discomforts of pregnancy stay nourished and satisfied. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook (Atria Books, September 27, 2016) by registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh provides 125 tempting—and tested—recipes. Instead… Read More

YA Book Review: Outrun the Moon

The following review of Outrun the Moon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books, May 24, 2016) by Stacey Lee is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee (pictured below).   Here’s a description of the book from Amazon: San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the… Read More

An Interview with Author Gae Polisner

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores.  Gae Polisner is the author of the new and beautifully written novel, The Memory of Things. Told in the alternating perspectives of two teens in the midst of the September 11th attacks, Polisner illustrates the challenges of… Read More

YA Book Review: The Memory of Things

The following review of The Memory of Things (St. Martin’s Griffin, September 16, 2016 ) by Gae Polisner is by Food, Fitness and Fiction Contributing Editor Joshua Flores (pictured above). Here is a description of The Memory of Things from Amazon: On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle… Read More

Why You Need to Break Bread With Your Family

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