Sharon Draper is one of the young adult authors we at YARN most wanted to talk to this year, and we tracked her down—in Egypt!
To kick off the first day of National Poetry Month, YARN staffers Kip, Justin, and Lourdes sat down for a chat with verse novelists, Leza Lowitz and Dana Walrath, who were both out in Los Angeles for AWP.
With the recent publication of her third novel “The Boy Most Likely To” and her family life (six kids!), Huntley Fitzpatrick is one busy lady! But we were so thrilled she had time to answer five questions for YARN that we are popping up from our fall hiatus to share her answers in a BONUS installment of our 5 Questions series […]
Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton are the coolest thing to hit YA in a long time. Not only are they team writers of the excellent and fabulously reviewed “page-turner with a heart” (says Kirkus) debut novel “Tiny Pretty Things,” […]
This 5 Question interview with Jennifer Donnelly picks up where our last, from 2012, left off–and a lot has happened since then! One of her novels was named a Best YA by TIME Magazine, and she’s published a new fantasy series as well. Read on about this bestselling YA and adult novelist.
Continuing on in our 5 Questions Series to celebrate YARN’s 5th Anniversary, today we bring you YA crime writer, and YARN alum, Lamar Giles!
[…] What worried me when I was writing “Endangered” was “Fake ID.” “Endangered” was essentially done (rough draft) before “Fake ID” debuted. I had no clue what people would think about my first “big” novel, and was terrified I’d be panned by critics and/or readers. […]
In addition to our 5 Questions series, we are also hosting this full-length interview with the amazing Sarah Darer Littman, whose fourth YA novel Backlash, is out this week!
[…] I wish someone had taught teen me to have the courage of my convictions—and to stick with it, rather than doing what was expected of me. […]
YARN is psyched to continue its 5th Anniversary 5 Questions series with none other than Kwame Alexander of the multi-award winning novel in verse, The Crossover.
[…] How do you not translate the rhythm of a dribble or a dunk into poetry? It’s the perfect sport because it’s like ballet in sneakers with a ball. Poetry in motion. […]
Update, 3/27/15: A week ago, Ellen Conford died at her home in Great Neck, NY. YARN was very sad to get the news, especially since we’d had the pleasure of interviewing her just last year. As a tribute, we thought we would repost it here, with love and admiration for Mrs. Conford who will always be for us one of the shining stars of YA.
Through her historical verse novels, Cuban-American author Margarita Engle offers readers a window into Cuba’s turbulent past. Her book “The Surrender Tree” earned Engle the 2008 Pura Belpré Medal and a Newbery Honor, the first awarded to an author of Latino heritage. Her other verse novels have also won numerous awards and accolades. […]