May 19th: YOU’RE INVITED by Gail Nall and Jen Malone
2nd: THE WITCH HUNTER by Virginia Boecker
2nd: THE EDGE OF FOREVER by Melissa E. Hurst
2nd: BOOK SCAVENGER by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
2nd: SKYSCRAPING Cordelia Jensen
8th: SECRET OF THE SEVENS by Lynn Lindquist
9th: SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE ALMOST BRAVE by Jen White
9th: RAISING RUFUS by David Fulk
9th: THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes
9th: LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE by Gina Ciocca
16th: BETWEEN THE NOTES by Sharon Huss Roat
16th: MOTHMAN’S CURSE by Christine Hayes
16th: THE NIGHT WE SAID YES by Lauren Gibaldi
AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES by Randy Ribay @YA Highway
Cindy L. Rodriguez discusses suicide and aftermath for Mental Health Awareness Month at Disability in Kidlit.
Angelica R. Jackson shares some bumps in her writing journey, talks research and writing, and about the crossover as a visual artist:
Melissa Hurst discusses publication and THE EDGE OF FOREVER at the Sweet Sixteens, and how pre-writing made her a better writing at Unleashing Readers.
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman talks research and her favorite scene over at Littlest Bookshelf.
And! Jennifer’s launch party for BOOK SCAVENGER will be on July 1st at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Littleton, Colorado.
Attention Woodstock, Georgia! Becky Albertalli, Katie M. Stout, Gina Ciocca, and Melissa E. Hurst will be at the FoxTale Book Shoppe on June 30th.
Hop over to Goodreads for a chance to win CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones.
Rachel A. Marks’ DARKNESS BRUTAL is #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy!
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones is making all kinds of lists, including the WNDB Summer Reading Series and Instructor Magazine’s 50 best books for summer. It was also the review of the day on SLJ’s Fuse #8.
Madeline Dyer’s UNTAMED was named among MurderMayhem&More’s Ripping Reads.
Latina magazine featured 7 Summer Beach Reads By Latino Authors, including WHEN REASON BREAKS by Cindy L. Rodriguez, SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda, MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera, and THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey.
Ena Jones’s CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE has a lovely review from Kirkus review:
Clayton’s endearing senses of loyalty to and responsibility for both family and friends is the undercurrent that gives this story depth and sets it apart from the rest.
Kerry O’Malley Cerra won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for JUST A DROP OF WATER!
Melissa Hurst’s THE EDGE OF FOREVER made Paste Magazine’s 13 of the Best New YA Books in June.