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NEW MOCKINGJAY TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

By Janet ManleyOctober 21, 2014
I will be hiding in the kiss cave with a vat of ointment, some tin can soup, and a very weepy, rock-painted face until I can get some resolution to the newest glimpse of Peeta in the LATEST GREATEST MOCKINGJAY PART 1 trailer, brought to us by ... More  →
NEW <i>MOCKINGJAY</i> TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

MOCKINGJAY UPDATE: Capitol Releases District 8 "Voices" Video, Worst Handshake Since "the Worm," and Not-Prim

By Janet ManleyOctober 20, 2014
It is a very fortunate day indeed, as the Capitol has seen fit to devote resources away from fighting open rebellion in order to make fancy propos designed to sell us on the artisanal talents of the various Panem districts. Today, District 8 has its day ... More  →
MOCKINGJAY UPDATE: Capitol Releases District 8

In Defense of Bodgy, Homemade Halloween Costumes

By Janet ManleyOctober 20, 2014
Which will be the top-selling Halloween costume this year? NOT THE BEST ONE. I mean that. The best costume won't be Black-Widow-from-a-bag or Sassy-Optimus-Prime-from-a-bag or (audible head slap) Flirty-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-from-a-bag. The best costume will be the wonky papier mache ham costume some girl made in Macomb Co., ... More  →
In Defense of Bodgy, Homemade Halloween Costumes
We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
One of the MOST EXCITING THINGS we did for Teen Reading Week was stealthily track down authors we have raging, spray-painted faces-crushes on, and ask them ONE VERY SHY QUESTION.We spoke to YA heroes like David Iserson, Kiera Cass, Frank Portman, John Green and other dead-se More  →

WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
SHE IS A GODZILLA, SHE HAS A BACKBONE OF ADAMANTIUM (in her own words). SHE IS BRIANNA WU, GAME DEVELOPER. She has been harassed, threatened, and forced to leave her own home because a bunch of gamer guys pretty much don't know how to play well. HAVEN'T ... More  →
WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)

HOLD ONTO YOUR SORTING HATS, There Is Going to Be a Fantastical Beasts Trilogy Starting in 2016!

By Janet ManleyOctober 16, 2014
Add the dates 2016, 2018, and 2020 to your easels with your Phoenix feather quills, team, THERE WILL BE MORE HARRY POTTER... seven decades before the Chosen One is born into a roiling wizard world. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films will be set ... More  →
HOLD ONTO YOUR SORTING HATS, There Is Going to Be a <i>Fantastical Beasts</i> Trilogy Starting in 2016!

It's a YA Fan-Art Quarter Quell!

By Janet ManleyOctober 16, 2014
In honor of these united districts, we put out the call for the BEST ARTISTIC TRIBUTES you could muster for your favorite YA novels, and YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The always resourceful Sparkler talent pool has exploded the bounds of the genre with paintings, sketches, tattoos More  →
It's a YA Fan-Art Quarter Quell!
Actually Young YA Author Amy Zhang Joins the SparkLife Yearbook!

Actually Young YA Author Amy Zhang Joins the SparkLife Yearbook!

By Janet ManleyOctober 15, 2014
Her typewriter is called Mattie Ann, she writes on her walls, and her debut novel just about exploded the literary scene last month. Amy Zhang is also a high school prodigy. NBD! I was lucky enough to consume her novel Falling Into Place the SECOND IT ... More  →
Find Your Dream Date According to Your OTP

Find Your Dream Date According to Your OTP

By Janet ManleyOctober 14, 2014
You can wait for your favorite author to get those MFEO characters together, or you can PUT THEM TOGETHER YOURSELF via the simple act of shipping. Herein, we list some of the biggest OTPs in fiction (THE TRUEST PAIRINGS SINCE ROMEO AND JULIET, SINCE AHAB AND THE WHALE), that More  →

Taylor Swift Wrote a Song About Harry Styles (ACCORDING TO FORENSICS) and it Is Harrylicious

By Janet ManleyOctober 14, 2014
Olivia Benson's fur parent, platinum recording artist and sometime actor Taylor Swift, has released a song from her IMMINENT LIFE-CHANGING ALBUM 1989 (OCTOBER 27!), and it dishes on our favorite wearer of headbands, Harry Styles. The song is called "Out of the Woods" and is part-Ellie ... More  →
Taylor Swift Wrote a Song About Harry Styles (ACCORDING TO FORENSICS) and it Is Harrylicious
About the Author
Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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