Erica Cameron | Why Fantasy?

One question I get asked the most is, “Why of all the genres did you choose to write a fantasy series?” I have always loved the ...

Christopher Krovatin | Five Questions to Ask Yourself While Writing Paranormal Fiction

Writing my latest novel, FREQUENCY, was a blast. The book is a YA retelling of the Pied Piper fairy tale that’s steeped in music—hard rock ...

Pintip Dunn | The Top 10 reasons Why You’ll Love Star-Crossed

10. The world. The planet Dion is absolutely breathtaking! Although my characters are confined to a small piece of land protected by energy ...

Christine and Ethan Rose | YA Fantasy: It’s Not Just for Kids

As we tour around the country signing our book, Rowan of the Wood, we are frequently asked this question: "What age group is your book written ...

Margo Candela | Little Darlings

I spent most of my spring and all of my summer finishing my fourth novel, How Can I Tell You? (Touchstone, August ’09). Hours blurred into ...

Christina Meldrum | When a Plot and Its Characters Collide

How does a writer create a story with a compelling plot AND compelling characters? This was a question I asked myself throughout my writing of ...

Christina Meldrum | MADAPPLE: What is a “crossover” book?

My first novel, MADAPPLE, is coming out this May from Alfred A. Knopf. The publisher sent out advance copies of MADAPPLE to book buyers and ...

Matthew Peterson | Life after Harry Potter

I’ve been talking on the radio all morning long about my new young adult novel, Paraworld Zero... literally. 18 radio interviews, ...

Melissa Walker | Violet on the Runway

I’ve always been stuck in my teen years—and I love it.I’ll admit it: I loved high school. Okay, I didn’t love getting up at 7am for ...

Melissa Marr | Secret Passages & Mirrors? Not So Much.

As a writer, I've found the misconceptions about writing fascinating. Now, as a rule, I don't tell people what I do, but somehow or another it ...

Caridad Ferrer | Fear of Booksignings?

You want me to do what?Or, a nervous author faces her first solo booksignings.Let me preface this by saying, I am an inherently shy person. ...