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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

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

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

YA Book Review: American Girls

The following review of American Girls (Flatiron Books, June 7, 2016) by Alison Umminger is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee. Here’s a description of the book from Amazon: Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she’s had it with her life at home. So… Read More

YA Book Review: A World Without You

The following review of A World Without You (July 19, 2016 Razor Bill) by Beth Revis is by Food, Fitness and Fiction Contributing Editor Joshua Flores (pictured below). Here is a description of A World Without You from Amazon: Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through… Read More

YA Book Review: Saving Montgomery Sole

The following review of Saving Montgomery Sole (Roaring Brook Press, April 19, 2016) by Mariko Tamaki is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Amber Lee. Here’s a description of the book from Amazon: Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school… Read More