Oh, 2020. What. A. Year. It’s been really exciting in a lot of ways (I got married, I wrote a whole book and revised another, I saw the launch of Rural Voices), but also, you know, a global pandemic happened. Kind of a suckfest. We are luckier than most, and I’m glad for that, butContinue reading “Favorite Reads of 2020”
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Well, I held out as long as I possibly could before declaring my favorite books of 2019. I always feel like I should give all my year’s reading a fair shot at making the list and therefore not even think about favorites until December 31st, but does anyone even care about your favorite books ofContinue reading “Favorite Reads of 2019”
Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about realistic, positive representation of small towns and rural communities in fiction, especially when it comes to portraying LGBTQ+ and characters of color. I’ve lived in a rural farming community my entire life, my hometown is considered a “city” at just under 10,000 people because weContinue reading “Announcing RURAL VOICES: YA STORIES ABOUT GROWING UP IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES”
I love book lists, but I get so anxious around the end of the year because all of the “best of” lists are so subjective! I prefer to hear about everyone’s favorite books in any given year, especially when they include backlist recommendations. (Because books don’t cease to exist after their release year, and toContinue reading “Favorite Reads of 2018”