March 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Chris Russell On Boy Bands, YA Lit, and “Songs About a Girl”

From London, Russell spoke to SLJ about how he came to write YA (he’s in the band The Lightyears) and the period he spent writing gossip updates for a One Direction fan site.

Mirrors and Manson: Another Morris Roundup

There are some fun parallels between the two novels we’re discussing today. Both are debut novels from Ivy-league educated women with impressive resumes in other careers. Both books came out in June and have narrators who are teenage girls struggling to find their place in the world. They are also both strong contenders for the […]


SPONSORED: FREE Copies of Flatiron Books’s YA Debuts: “If I Was Your Girl” and “American Girls”

SPONSORED: Macmillan presents two debut novels that will launch its Flatiron Books YA list—Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl and Alison Umminger’s American Girls