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(Some of) My Favorite Books: YA Historical

A little over a week ago I spent a lovely afternoon drinking milkshakes and browsing my local indie bookstore with a good friend. (AKA one of the best ways to pass the time.) While we were aggressively perusing the YA section, she asked me about my favorite historical fiction titles. And while I had a few… Continue reading (Some of) My Favorite Books: YA Historical

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Mentor Texts: Steampunk and Alternate History

About a month ago I posted about some of the mentor texts I've been reading in preparation for a YA historical fantasy I want to write. I've tried to read a wide range of books, as I figure out exactly how much fantasy I like in my history. Today I'm going to share some books that travel down… Continue reading Mentor Texts: Steampunk and Alternate History

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Mentor Texts: Historical Fantasy

This fall I've been mulling over an idea for a YA historical fantasy and doing some research (my favorite) in between working on my current WIP. I've also been reading a bucketload of mentor texts to help me hone my vision for the book. This means luxuriating in historical fantasy, paranormal, and steampunk novels to my… Continue reading Mentor Texts: Historical Fantasy