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August, 2015

  1. 11 Weird Things We Learned about ‘50s & ‘60s Teendom from Beverly Cleary Books


    August 31, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

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    You read them too. Here’s what we learned.   1. Rain slickers were of paramount importance to a girl’s reputation. …
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  2. “FIND ME A BOOK”: A splendid YA LGBTQ book you might like


    August 24, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

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    THE BOOK: Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters   CATEGORIZATION: YA novel / lesbian coming-of-age …
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  3. Fighting the Jerkass Doubtmonster: A Short Fable on Writer-Insecurity


    August 17, 2015 by J.C. Lillis


    Once upon a time there was a writer who was reasonably confident in her abilities and artistic POV. However, from …
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  4. Interview with Teen Me: The B-52s Concert that Changed My Life


    August 10, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

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    In which I interview my teen self about a B-52s concert on June 23, 1990, using material from my actual …
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    August 5, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

    Hey readerfriends, It’s been a while since I’ve done a cover reveal, and I’m really excited to bring you this …
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  6. WHAT IF: 4 hypothetical young women get rid of all those nasty verbal tics that hold them back


    August 3, 2015 by J.C. Lillis


    In which I imagine what might happen if hypothetical young women took the advice of Naomi Wolf, Ellen Petry Leanse, …
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$3.99 YA fiction

Rivalry & romance between two ambitious musical girls. (Features Brandon & Abel from HTRAMH!)

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

Fanboys find love on the road to 6 sci-fi conventions in this funny-sweet m/m romance.

We Won't Feel a Thing: YA contemporary fantasy-romance

With the help of a mysterious self-help program, two teens fight forbidden love. Then love fights back.

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