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What to Read When You're Sick of Paranormal Fiction

By Melissa AlbertSeptember 14, 2012
Do you still get chills up your spine when the pretty girl in the book you're reading notices how supernaturally fast/strong/bizarre the hot new guy is? Or when she discovers that one or both of her parents were demons/angels/mermaids? Or that... More  →
What to Read When You're Sick of Paranormal Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Jessica Khoury

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 13, 2012
Pia is a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in a secret laboratory compound in the Amazon rainforest. She’s never been outside the electrified fence that surrounds her home; she was born there, but she knows she won’t die there. Why? Because Pia is immortal. She is... More  →
BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Crumbs! We Love Roald Dahl's Books! He Makes Us Want to Write!

By Janet ManleySeptember 13, 2012
Guess who's birthday it is?! You might know Roald Dahl as the beloved children’s author who created Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda, or you might know him as the guy who wrote an entire (in fact multiple) books about farts. Either way, you... More  →
Crumbs! We Love Roald Dahl's Books! He Makes Us Want to Write!

Sparklers Are the Smartest People on the Interwebs (Compliment Courtesy of Writer Wars)

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 12, 2012
Only a Sparkler could take the prompts I gave you last week—which required you to include items like a missing tooth, an old enemy, and a "hug that goes too far"—and come up with such GENIUS tales of redemption, horror, betrayal, and twinlyness... More  →
Sparklers Are the Smartest People on the Interwebs (Compliment Courtesy of Writer Wars)

Finally, Vampires Are SCARY Again in Will Hill's The Rising

By Crystal HudsonSeptember 12, 2012
If you're looking for a pretty, shiny vamp who'll take you to the prom, you won't find one in Will Hill's The Rising. The second book in the "Department 19" series takes vampires back to their fang-baring, throat-tearing, blood-sucking roots. All the way back, as... More  →
Finally, Vampires Are SCARY Again in Will Hill's The Rising

How to Defeat the Writer's Block Monster

By ContributorSeptember 11, 2012
It’s the woe of every author. You've just ended a perfect sentence, your fingers are ready for more typing, your hand is ready for more writing, and your mind is…blank. Yep. You have officially met the Writer’s Block. Luckily, there are ways to defeat this... More  →
How to Defeat the Writer's Block Monster

18-Year-Old Gets Six Figure Publication Deal

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 11, 2012
Abigail Gibbs, an 18-year-old British college student, is getting her novel published. The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire is Gibbs' first novel, which she started at age 15 and is now being published by HarperCollins. She began writing the story on More  →
18-Year-Old Gets Six Figure Publication Deal

Auntie SparkNotes: Do Real Artists Know From Birth What They Want To Be?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 7, 2012
Dear Auntie, Literature has been a life-long passion of mine. And although I've always been an avid reader, I was often a reluctant writer. Why, you ask? Well, the idea of exposing myself emotionally terrified me. I tried writing poetry to keep private, but then I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Do Real Artists Know From Birth What They Want To Be?

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: The Alchemy of Forever

By ContributorSeptember 7, 2012
Book: The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams Synopsis: In 14th century England, Cyrus Shaw and his father find a way to use alchemy to make people immortal. They do this by turning them into “incarnates”souls... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: The Alchemy of Forever

One Sparkler Asks "Why Would People Read Fantasy Books?" What's Your Take?

By Jeremy BlachmanSeptember 7, 2012
Last week, commenter AnaBananaSparkler left a comment on our Amanda Hocking book review: Why would people read fantasy books? They seem like they are just a waste of time. Quickly, others Masterminds jumped in to argue the other side: Really? I love fantasy. It's this damned... More  →
One Sparkler Asks "Why Would People Read Fantasy Books?" What's Your Take?