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Three Eating Tips to Help You Get Ready for Summer

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with Planters Peanuts. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With spring in full swing and summer just a few shorts weeks away, if you’re anything like me you’ve begun to clean up and organize everything from your overstuffed closets and… Read More

Highly Illogical Behavior: Q & A with John Corey Whaley

The following post by Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores was written in collaboration with Germ Magazine. Over the course of my recent YALLWEST 2016 adventure, I was able to meet so many wonderful authors and readers—by far my favorite part of the event. From getting to personally… Read More

Black, Paige & Bardugo, Oh My! A YALLWEST Roundup

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee. SO sad to have missed YALLWEST this year (it was my 14-year-old son’s birthday), but so glad Amber could attend. YALLWEST 2016 was amazing. From the minute I arrived, I could see Margaret Stohl (author of Beautiful… Read More

Writers on Writing: Q & A with Jo Knowles

I had the pleasure of meeting Jo Knowles at a Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing Novels for Young People Retreat more than a year ago. Relatively new to the children’s book world, I could tell she was a pro and I immediately bought a few of her books. I… Read More

Writers on Writing: A Q & A with Lisa Scottoline

Food, Fitness & Fiction is thrilled to share this great Q & A with the highly accomplished author of twenty-two novels, Lisa Scottoline. A New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author, Scottoline has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States. She has also been… Read More

Get This: A Poem Inspired by BOOKED

I am NOT…I repeat, NOT a poet. And I know it! But something about reading Booked by Kwame Alexander inspired me to write one. Here’s a brief description of Booked from Amazon: Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop… Read More

New App Gets Kids Excited About Nutritious Foods

Do you, like many parents, find it a challenge to turn your kids on to good-for-you foods? If so, there’s a new gaming app called FoodLeap that just may help. Created by registered dietitian and mom, Melissa Halas-Liang in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association,* the free app is designed… Read More

The First Time She Drowned: Q & A with Kerry Kletter

The First Time She Drowned (Philomel Books, March 15, 2016) is a moving and beautifully written debut book by Kerry Kletter. Although it is classified as a contemporary young adult novel, the themes are very mature and the psychological twists and turns and subject matter are, at times, heavy and… Read More

A Review of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The following review of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, an autobiography by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon, April 29, 2003), is from Food, Fitness & Fiction guest contributor Lily Roark (pictured above). I am not one to pick up a graphic novel. Ever. So it surprised our entire household, the cat… Read More

Today in YA: A Review of These Vicious Masks

The following review of These Vicious Masks (Swoon Reads, February 9, 2016) by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee. These Vicious Masks is a hell of a ride. While its marketing shtick of “Jane Austen meets X-Men” is not quite accurate,… Read More