The new year is almost upon us, and I’ve neglected this blog for far too long. When I last left off, I was an old woman with shingles – I’m still an old woman, but fortunately the shingles has passed. Since then I went to a Time Lord Ball dressed as a lizard woman from the dawn of time, held a Whovian birthday party, and sold geeky ornaments at a craft faire. All topics I meant to blog about in depth, all stuck solidly in the past.
How do you send a message to a conglomerate that produces things you love alongside things you hate?
I talk about reading YA when you know too much, if Percy Jackson from The Lightning Thief is the American Harry Potter, and aging in adaptations.
In The Iron Wyrm Affair, Lilith Saintcrow introduces her audience to an alternate Victorian England where sorcery walks side by side with logical deduction.
I talk about the epistolary style of Karen Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy, before sitting on the casting couch to talk about upcoming YA adaptations.
The news of Elmore Leonard’s death got me thinking, because one of my favorite writers passed away recently, too, and Twitter isn’t trending her name.
Michael Underwood stops by to share the origin story of Celebromancy, why having a bisexual main character was so important to him, and what’s next for Ree.
On this episode of YA Rewind, I talk about weaving multimedia into an analog narrative, some of the ups and downs of dating your grandfather’s ex-girlfriend, and sit down on the Casting Couch to make suggestions for the film adaptation coming our way in 2015.