Hauntings, History and Headway – Notes on Writing the Paranormal, Historical and Queer

Jerico Lenk, author of YA paranormal The Missing and absolutely terrible blogger, crawls out from the landslide of end-of-semester papers and thesis projects and graduate applications to offer some insight on writing paranormal fiction, historical fiction, and queer representation at large. Paranormal Fiction Write what scares you. Scaring yourself is a must – whether it’s … Continue reading Hauntings, History and Headway – Notes on Writing the Paranormal, Historical and Queer

Finding Authenticity In YA? Harder Than You Think

This post was inspired by YA Misfits “Ask a Teen” Twitter chats.  As an eighteen-year-old college student and literary agency intern, I have the opportunity to read excessive amounts of  YA fiction and submitted YA manuscripts.  And I find, that generally the depiction of young adults does not ring true with modern high school and tends to lean on … Continue reading Finding Authenticity In YA? Harder Than You Think