January 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss, a Two-fer

Let’s talk about heart books. Because today I want to call your attention to two books that are long shots at best, but which I loved them dearly as a reader. More than that, despite the flaws that I predict will ultimately sink them, these are strong books that deserve close attention. Both are contemporary fantasy, […]

Magic Realism x2 (Bone Gap and The Accident Season)

Happy 2016. I closed out the old year by frantically reading my way through a backlog of wonderful (and not so wonderful) books. Today, to start the new year on the right foot, I’m catching up on discussing some books I read ages ago but have been avoiding writing about. Also! A week from today […]

Ghost Stories That Aren’t: Moïra Fowley-Doyle on “The Accident Season”

Author Moïra Fowley-Doyle chats with SLJ about her haunting YA debut, The Accident Season.

Magical Thinking in the Real World: YA Lit at SLJ’s Day of Dialog 2015

A panel of acclaimed and debut authors—including A.S. King, Patrick Ness, and Allan Stratton—discussed the things that inspired them to create their latest YA novels, all of which blur the line between reality and fantasy.