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Vote for YES in the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge!


March 31, 2016 by J.C. Lillis

A few years back, I wrote about the YES Drop-In Center and the incredible work they do to support young …
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So all this stuff happened in February


February 27, 2016 by J.C. Lillis

Hey readerfriends, It’s been a while, sorry! Been busy making words. Meanwhile a whole bunch of shit went down in …
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Diverse Indie YA: A list in progress


January 18, 2016 by J.C. Lillis

Looking for some diverse YA reads by indie authors? I was, so I put the question to Twitter today—and the …
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Welcome, 2016! (+ li’l announcement about Book #3)


January 4, 2016 by J.C. Lillis


Merry 2016, dear readerfriends. I hope the new year finds you happy, healthy, and in possession of a stack of …
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Authors of Queer Fiction: Take the Personality-Type Challenge!


December 7, 2015 by J.C. Lillis


  **I posted this before the holidays and got some great responses. Am hoping to get even more in the …
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Monday Tidbits


November 30, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

This week I slacked off on prepping a blog post, ’cause I was way too busy 1.) stuffing my face …
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The Meagan Brothers Interview: On X-Files Fandom, Fairy Godfathers, and the “Positive Chaos” of YA


November 23, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

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  Last week I reviewed the terrific new YA novel WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME—a funny, poignant, and hopeful …
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“FIND ME A BOOK”: A fandom-tastic LGBTQ+ YA novel


November 16, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

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  THE BOOK: WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME by Meagan Brothers   CATEGORIZATION: YA LGBTQ+ contemporary / dual first-person …
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6 Short-Lived ’90s TV Shows Watched by Teens Desperate for Entertainment


November 9, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

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So I was reading the 1992 Fall Preview Issue of TV Guide, as I am wont to do on a Friday night, …
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NaNoWriMo Advice Roundup: 9 Authors Reveal How to Rock Your Daily Wordcount


November 2, 2015 by J.C. Lillis

  DUCK! NANOWRIMO DEAD AHEADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!   *splat*   Hey there. I see you’ve plowed face first into National Novel Writing …
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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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