prettytaxi asked: Hi, I was wondering if you are going to be at Comic Con in San Diego again this summer. I saw your Diversity in YA Fiction panel last year and I loved it! I learned a lot about writing and publishing, and I'd like to hear more!
caricaturesofqueerness asked: Oh my gosh. I was looking through the list of reblogs from the Wellesley tumblr roll-call thing, and I saw your name. I JUST read Ash - I got it a couple of weeks ago while foraging through sustainable moveout (did they have sustainable moveout while you were at Wellesley?). Anyway, I just wanted to say that I loved it, and I'll definitely be looking around for more of your stuff!
I know a lot of people believe that first person is the closest, most intimate...– Author and playwright Madeleine George on the first person POV, in her interview for my YA Pride series
Don’t underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many...– Nora Ephron’s commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1996 (my class) I remember being sort of taken aback by her speech when I heard it on graduation day, because it wasn’t full of feel-good “you can do it” stuff. I was 21 at the time and hadn’t lived in the real...
YA Pride: 2012 LGBT YA Books, July-September →
Every Friday in June, I’ll be listing the YA novels first published in the United States in 2012 that include LGBT main characters. Today I’m covering books published in the third quarter: July-September.
The first thing to note is that when I wrote Witch Eyes, I did it because I...– Author Scott Tracey, interviewed for my YA Pride series
YA Pride: Change Without Blame →
Over Memorial Day weekend, I attended WisCon, the feminist science fiction convention, in Madison, Wisconsin. I did a couple of panels there, including one called “De-Gaying and Whitewashing: What Publishing Trends Mean for Writers.” Here’s the program description: Can radically feminist and anti-racist works survive the “gate-keeping” process? Is there room in the mainstream for...
YA Pride: 2012 LGBT YA Books, April-June →
This quarter’s new releases in LGBT YA are here.
[H]eteronormativity plays a larger role, a more significant role, I think, than...– Author Emily M. Danforth (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), in her interview for my YA Pride series
Thanks for all the reblogs and likes!
Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone who’s been reblogging and liking my #YAPride posts/links. I really appreciate it! You are all so awesome!
Today marks the first day I’ve sat down to work on revisions to the sequel to Adaptation. Just like when I was writing the rough draft, I’ll post on Tumblr every day I work on the revision, as part of my plan to document how long it takes me to write this book. So, today: Revision Day 1! What did I do? I sat down and read my editor’s editorial letter. Typically the first time I...
I did not see myself as racist because I was taught to recognize racism only in...– White Male Privilege - Peggy, McIntosh (via loki-ed)
YA Pride: "Am I allowed to write this?" →
Today I’ve invited author Kirstin Cronn-Mills to write a guest post about her experience writing her second novel, Beautiful Music for Ugly People (forthcoming this October from Flux), which tells the story of an 18-year-old trans guy. In her post, Kirstin explores the tricky issues of privilege and advocacy that arise when writing outside your own personal experience. [Continue reading]
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you...– Agnes de Mille, choreographer and dancer (quote discovered in Pema Chodron’s forthcoming Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change)
YA Pride: 2012 LGBT YA Books, January-March →
Every Friday in June, I’ll be listing the YA novels first published in 2012 that include LGBT main characters. Today I’m covering books published in the first quarter: January through March. Next week I’ll list books published April-June; then July-September; and finally October-December. [Continue reading]
What makes covert prejudice so hard to confront is its very subtlety. One way...– Author Alex Sanchez, interviewed for my YA Pride series
I don’t like it when people dismiss Twilight as puppy love or Snow White as a...– Kristen Stewart (via heartkbitch)
YA Pride: A brief history of queer YA →
YA Pride month begins on my site with a brief history of queer YA by librarian Daisy Porter.
100 Girls In White Tank Tops Or Sometimes White... →
I feel that since it is Pride month I must reblog this. Also, I can’t believe I am reblogging this from JON YANG’s tumblr. Not that this should shock me. I mean, straight guys like girls, right? And Jon is clearly a discerning straight guy. Happy looking, ladies and gents!
Announcing YA Pride Month →
A monthlong series of posts on my website focusing on LGBT YA fiction!