DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Sarah Nicolas . . . On Sale to Celebrate Diversity!

In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, the ebook of Sarah Nicolas’s DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE, TOO is on sale for only 99 cents!

 

Never judge a dragon by her human cover…

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, […]

The People Who Matter by Tamara Mataya

I could tell you about the time they poured pencil shavings—and staples—into my hair and rubbed it into my scalp.

I could list for you the names they called me. The ones no one but me remembers, and the ones that stuck.

I could tell you about the time I got stabbed with a […]

Dear Bully by Laura Shovan

 

Dear Bully

Sometimes when we pass in the hall

I hear you say, “She’s no one at all.”

I’m invisible, though we both wear

a hoodie, jeans, the same long hair.

Showing off for your latest boy,

you scan the crowd for some new toy

to play with, pick apart and tease.

I […]

Carnations Do Matter by Nikki Roberti

It started when I was 12. My parents moved me to a Christian private school because my brother had issues with a local middle school and had thrived from his own move their two years prior. However, my brother and I were very different people, and while the move was great for him, it […]

Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors … sign up now!

We’re holding a SETTING workshop with some of our wonderful Pitch Wars mentors during the month of June! They’ll critique 500 words from any part of your manuscript to help bring your settings to life. Critiques will be posted daily on my blog for the month of June. This is for MG, YA, NA, […]

You are Beautiful, You are Strong by Janet B. Taylor

Today, I am so grateful to Brenda for allowing me to participate in this extremely-important topic.

We hear a lot about bullying these days, and that is wonderful and amazing and every time I read about or see a post that speaks against this type of behavior, I cheer and fist-pump!

See, I’m a […]

A Pitch Wars 2014 Success Story with Heather Ezell and Her Mentor, Rachel Lynn Solomon!

The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about successes. Today we celebrate Heather Ezell and her Pitch Wars mentor Rachel Lynn Solomon! Heather signed with Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary, and Marissa Grossman at Razorbill has acquired her debut NOTHING LEFT TO BURN. We couldn’t be more […]

My Thoughts About Bullying by Kelly Calabrese

 

HEY THERE FELLOW ARMADILLOS! AKA: MY THOUGHTS ABOUT BULLYING.

BY: KELLY CALABRESE

I’ve been asked to share my insights on bullying, which Urban Dictionary defines as:

See abuse. ‘Nuff said.

So true! Bullying is abuse. It is a wicked display of power meant to intimidate and embarrass another. Worst all, bullying […]

DOWN WITH THE SHINE, Safe Wishing PSA & Giveaway!

 

Tomorrow is the release of my third book with HarperTeen, DOWN WITH THE SHINE.

 

About the book . . .

There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for […]

DOWN WITH THE SHINE, Safe Wishing PSA & Giveaway!

 

Tomorrow is the release of my third book with HarperTeen, DOWN WITH THE SHINE.

 

About the book . . .

There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for […]