Why I’m Unfollowing YA Twitter

Zetta Elliott “No More Becky Books” If you follow the young adult writing community on twitter, you, too, probably came across this week’s latest hot button topic. It all stemmed from the article above by Zetta Elliott (definitely read it if you haven’t yet). The question that’s now being debated on Twitter between black authors: […]

Being the Only Black Student in Your MFA

Picture it. Spring of 2014, on the floor of my shitty college apartment checking my email. I’d been stalking my mailbox outside waiting to hear back from one of the MFA programs I’d applied to but so far, nothing. And there it was, sitting right in my inbox. An email from a top ranked program […]

How To Write the Second Novel

When I started my very first novel back in the spring of 2016, I already knew that a writer’s first book often isn’t the one they end up publishing. I’d read on countless blogs about authors who wrote manuscripts thinking it was their masterpiece and then got rejected over and over to the point where […]

Young Adult Authors Mobbed by Fans

So I use my bookstagram (instagram dedicated to books and amaaaazzzing photos of books) to review novels I’ve read but I thought, hey, why not follow some young adult authors I enjoy? See what their lives are like as an author and what mine could be like when I get my first book published. Most […]