Posts Tagged ‘teen’

First Half of 2014: Young Audience Book Deals that are Published

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork I’ve been keeping track of daily book deals for Children to New Adult (NA) on Publisher’s Marketplace. The children’s category consists of the breakdown of three separate categories: Children (under age 8), Middle Grade (MG) ages 8-12, and Young Adult (YA) ages 13-17. The results are quite interesting. Which category do you […]

YA Book Diversity

Monday, May 26th, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Over the past several years, there have been recent discussions on the lack of diversity in children’s books. I find the topic to be interesting since most of the children being born in the U.S. today are minorities, including children born of mixed backgrounds. There’s a document that contains facts related to […]

2014 YA Movies Coming Soon…

Monday, April 28th, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Some of the best YA movies are adaptations from novels. In the first half of 2014, Vampire Academy and Divergent were released in February and March. To my knowledge, there are only four YA movies left — the most popular is the box office hit, Hunger Games: Mockingjay. I can’t wait to see this one since […]

A Thankful Writer: Face-to-Face Writing Advice

Monday, November 18th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork What are some things as a reader and/or writer that make you thankful? Everyone is different, but there are five face-to-face things that I enjoy and find helpful. I’m a thankful writer because of the following:

Tricks or Treats?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Would you like tricks as in writing tips and/or treats as in a YA hardcover giveaway contest? Pick one: Tricks or Treats?

Top 10 Favorite YA Heroines

Monday, September 16th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork This list only includes Young Adult (YA) heroines of books written within this decade (2010-2013) that I’ve enjoyed reading so far. I’m sure there are plenty of other books that ought to make this list. Feel free to offer any recommendations.  Here’s my top 10 favorite YA heroines list (in no […]

YA Trends 2013

Monday, June 10th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Do you know what’s popular in Young Adult (YA) fiction? There are lots of opinions on the subject. According to Sarah Fisher at Pepperdine Magazine, “Vampires are done…After vampires, werewolves, and supernaturally strong girls saving a postapocalyptic planet had dominated pop culture since the late 2000s, publishers considered them at the point of […]

Did you know great dreams can inspire amazing action adventure stories?

Friday, May 10th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork “I confess…I’ve had an epic dream and I can’t stop writing about it.”–Dale Spencer My writing started with an unforgettable dream, a rare dream type I’ve experienced once. What is this dream you ask? Well, it goes by many names. You could call it a cosmic dream, epic dream, great dream, […]