Viral Marketing And YA Lit

Writers and publishers try to market their products online all the time, but some of them are a little humdrum. Every once in awhile though, you’ll find an idea that will explode on YouTube, Twitter, an author’s site or on some news site. In the viral marketing and YA lit category, you’ll find campaigns and ideas that made an impact and maybe, occasionally, those that flopped. Most importantly, you’ll get my interpretation of why.

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YA Cover Reveal: Thrice Burned by Angela Misri

Now as interest in narratives from the 20s gains resurgence, including several modernized TV shows based on Sherlock Holmes, it’s no surprise that there is a new YA series based on Portia Adams, a budding detective and the heir of 221 Baker Street – the former offices of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson during the 30s, called the Portia Adams Adventures series by Angela Misri.

If you’ve read Jewel of the Thames, book 1 in the series, then you’re likely dying to see how the rest of the trilogy continues with Thrice Burned, the second novel. Read more →

How Does YA Lit Inspire You?

Being a YA book blogger, I’ve come in contact with a lot of people who are inspired to write YA literature. Some of them are published authors or soon-to-be published authors. Others are aspiring writers who get excited about the teenage experience in more ways than you can even imagine. Whatever stage they (or you) are at in the YA… Read more →

How Would Speak's Melinda Have Reacted To This News?

In Laurie Halse Anderson‘s compelling work of fiction, Speak, the main character Melinda Sordino has a terrible secret that she can’t bear to tell anyone. In fact, her traumatic experience at a late summer party, leaves her almost completely mute for at least eight months, but possibly a little longer. The main reason that she doesn’t want to tell her… Read more →