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Today in YA: An Interview with Jennifer E. Smith

Whether you’re in high school or want to travel back to it, Hello, Goodbye, & Everything in Between (Poppy, September 1, 2015) by young adult author Jennifer E. Smith is a very enjoyable and spot-on book. I especially enjoyed Smith’s accurate and nuanced portrayal of a young couple in love.… Read More

Experts’ Food, Fitness & Fiction Holiday Gift Picks

With the holiday season in full swing, I decided to turn to a discriminating and dynamic group of nutrition and fitness experts and authors to share what’s on their food-, fitness-, and fiction-related gift wish lists. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or simply want some (mostly healthy) gift ideas for… Read More

Fiction Friday: Review of Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

From Goblin taxi drivers to vampires gone missing, Carry On is a novel that takes the reader on an unpredictable and exciting journey through the world of Simon Snow. This novel is a spin-off of Rainbow Rowell’s previous novel Fangirl, which tells the story of Cath, a book obsessed girl… Read More

Food, Fitness & Fiction: 15 Must Read YA Books

If you love books like we do, you’re probably always thinking so many books, so little time, right? Below you’ll find a list of upcoming, recent and almost classic young adult books we at Food, Fitness & Fiction have on our to be read lists. Josh Flores, Contributing Editor: My… Read More

Writers on Writing: My Interview with YA Author Carolyn Mackler

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn Mackler, an accomplished young adult author, at Books of Wonder in New York City. Alongside other YA authors including Jennifer E. Smith, Maggie Lehrman, and Amanda Maciel, Mackler spoke honestly and frankly about writing and about her new book,… Read More

9 Books I’m Thankful For

In the days before Thanksgiving, I decided to take a moment to reflect on the books that moved, enlightened, and inspired me over the last year or so. All but one are works of fiction, and all but three are young adult books, though I believe such books can and… Read More

Fiction Friday: Review of the YA Book, Six of Crows

I am thrilled to share a review of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows from Food, Fitness and Fiction contributing editor, Amber Lee (pictured below).     Six of Crows is the first book in Leigh Bardugo’s new series, a spin-off of her widely acclaimed Grisha Trilogy. It is a classic… Read More

“Why I Write at Panera Bread” and More With Author Kwame Alexander

Last summer, I had the great pleasure of watching award-winning children’s book author Kwame Alexander bring down the house at the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) annual conference in Los Angeles. Although I was not yet familiar with him or his work, after seeing Kwame speak, I… Read More

“Just Say No to Candy Crush,” Says YA Author Susane Colasanti

Recently, I attended a wonderful event to celebrate the launch of David Levithan’s book, Another Day, at New York City’s noted and adorable bookstore, Books of Wonder. After Levithan’s terrific presentation and signing, I was formally introduced to author Susane Colasanti. Lucky me! We first met, albeit briefly, last spring… Read More

Fiction Friday: Review of the YA Book, The Accident Season

The following review of The Accident Season (Kathy Dawson Books, August 2015) by Moira Fowley-Doyle comes from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Joshua Flores.    For Cara and her family, every fall brings misfortune. They call it the accident season. In Moira Fowley-Doyle’s debut novel, The Accident Season, Cara… Read More