Djerassi Workshop Applications Now Open!

Applications for my YA Novel Writing Workshop & Retreat at #Djerassi @artandsky are now open!

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My YA Novel Writing Workshops & Retreats at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in February and June 2014 were such a resounding success—and such a joy to lead!—that I am doing another week-long YA novel workshop in June 2015! And exciting news: Applications are now open.

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The Young Adult Novel Writing workshop and retreat in 2015 will run June 21–26. It’s a fiction workshop tailored for…

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“Were I to make the same reductive assessment of all adult literature that the genre’s critics make of YA fiction, then the serious novel would be about a middle-aged person struggling with career collapse and sexual frustration. I don’t want to belittle these topics, but they’re only serious to sexually frustrated middle-aged people, coincidentally being the same narrow demographic that adult literature seems to serve.”
Damien Walter in the Guardian, responding to recent critiques of young adult books. (via sarazarr)

booksellerhaiku:

EVIL BALLERINAS kinda. OK that’s like a super gross over simplification. But I LOVED it, and I want you to read it.

From algonquinyoungreaders written by novaren

What an amazing review of THE WALLS AROUND US! In doodles!

summerscourtney:

summerscourtneyhttp://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too. summerscourtney:

summerscourtneyhttp://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too. summerscourtney:

summerscourtneyhttp://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too. summerscourtney:

summerscourtneyhttp://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too. summerscourtney:

summerscourtneyhttp://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too. summerscourtney:

summerscourtneyhttp://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too.

summerscourtney:

summerscourtney
http://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/
cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

Tomorrow on mtv.com we’ll get to see the cover of Courtney Summers’s brilliant, completely gutting, unforgettable, and important new novel ALL THE RAGE. But tonight we can read the first chapter, right here. I love this book with everything I am. I want you to love it, too.

summerscourtney:

from ALL THE RAGE by summerscourtney

Writing in Retrospect and Talking in Front of People

I never blog anymore. But today I did. On Writing in Retrospect and Talking in Front of People: #highlightsfoundation

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This week I visited the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, which is a retreat center for children’s and YA writers, to be a special guest speaker at a Whole Novel Workshop. My task was to do a lecture on something craft-related (my choice), something hopefully inspiring, and then the next day read from my upcoming book The Walls Around Us, and soak in some of the good writing…

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summerscourtney:

I am so excited about this! Next Tuesday, MTV will be revealing the cover of my forthcoming YA novel, ALL THE RAGE! It’s my favourite of all my covers and I can’t wait for you to see it. More than that, I cannot wait for you to read it—this book really means a lot to me and it’s hard for me to believe that I’m one step closer to sharing it with you.

Here is what it’s about:

When Romy Grey wakes up on the side of the road and can’t remember how she got there, she’s terrified to put the pieces of the previous night together. Set in a small town where men rule, adults turn a blind eye, and authority figures are corrupt, ALL THE RAGE is a powerful story of one young woman’s struggle to voice her truth and fight for her life.

Someone at the @HighlightsFound workshop is going to go home with one of my new babies, signed. #HighlightsFoundation

Trying hard not to eat my cookie before the event begins… #AMITYlaunch

#AMITYlaunch party, and an Instagram contest!

micolz:

I’m looking forward to toasting #Amity this Sunday! But if drinks, snacks, and ghostly marshmallow peeps aren’t enough to tempt you to come out, how about a contest?

Come to the launch party (6pm, McNally Jackson). Take a pic. Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AMITYlaunch. The poster with the most “likes” at the party’s end gets a fun grab bag of spooky, action-packed fall releases from egmontusa!

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
White Space (Dark Passages #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
The Dickens Mirror ARC (Dark Passages #2) by Ilsa J. Bick
Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
Contaminated (PB) by Em Garner
Mercy Mode (Contaminated #2) by Em Garner
Quarantine #1 The Loners (PB) by Lex Thomas
Quarantine #2 The Saints (PB) by Lex Thomas
Quarantine #3 The Burnouts by Lex Thomas