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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

Food, Fitness & Fiction Spring 2016

To see what’s new on the Food, Fitness & Fiction blog and learn what I’ve been up to as of late, please check out the summer 2016 issue of Food, Fitness & Fiction right here. Hope to connect with you on social media and that you have a safe, enjoyable… Read More

Today in YA: A Q & A with Author Caragh O’Brien

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores (pictured above). Caragh O’ Brien is the bestselling author of both the Birthmarked Trilogy as well as the recently released The Vault of Dreamers series. O’ Brien’s writing is both thrilling as well as haunting. While she… Read More

YALLWEST 2016: An Interview with Jennifer Niven

The following post by Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores was written in collaboration with Germ Magazine. YALLWEST 2016 was extraordinary. From ARC giveaways to exclusive author keynotes, the event was everything book lovers could have dreamed of, and more. I enjoyed meeting so many passionate book fans,… 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