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Song of the Crimson Flower Author Julie C. Dao Shares 5 Can’t Miss YA Romantic Fantasies

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Song of the Crimson Flower Author Julie C. Dao Shares 5 Can’t Miss YA Romantic Fantasies

If you love a good villain (who definitely thinks she’s the hero), then you no doubt adored Julie C. Dao’s debut fantasy duology, starting...
The Books that Built Me: Renée Ahdieh

the books that built me

The Books that Built Me: Renée Ahdieh

Most authors live storied lives—that is, there are books that turned them into readers and writers, that live in their writerly bones, that built them...
Guest Post: Debut Author Coco Ma Talks Publishing Shadow Frost As a Teen

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Guest Post: Debut Author Coco Ma Talks Publishing Shadow Frost As a Teen

Today on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, we’re excited to welcome piano protégé turned publishing protégé Coco Ma, who’s debuting with...
Crier’s War Author Nina Varela Shares Her Favorite Sapphic YA Must-Reads

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Crier’s War Author Nina Varela Shares Her Favorite Sapphic YA Must-Reads

Today on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, we’re pleased to welcome debut author Nina Varela, whose stunning fantasy Crier’s War features a...
Guest Post: The Bone Houses Author Emily Lloyd-Jones on Grief Inspiring Horror

no bones about it

Guest Post: The Bone Houses Author Emily Lloyd-Jones on Grief Inspiring Horror

Having been Emily Lloyd-Jones fans since her debut, the wildly fun X-Men meets Ocean’s 11 mashup that is Illusive, we know every time she comes out...
Guest Post: Our Wayward Fate Author Gloria Chao on the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Guest Post: Our Wayward Fate Author Gloria Chao on the Mid-Autumn Festival

Today on the B&N Teen Blog, we’re celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated in many Asian countries, with a guest post by Gloria Chao,...
The Downstairs Girl Author Stacey Lee on Must-Read Historical Fiction

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The Downstairs Girl Author Stacey Lee on Must-Read Historical Fiction

Perhaps the toughest genre for even the most seasoned writer to explore is historical fiction. When done right, it’s intensely complex and...
Swipe Right For Murder Author Derek Milman Shares His Fave Troubled Teen Protagonists

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Swipe Right For Murder Author Derek Milman Shares His Fave Troubled Teen Protagonists

There’s nothing like a good anti-hero, right? Especially when they’re the protagonist, and you’re never quite sure you can trust them....
MurderFunding Author Gretchen McNeil Shares 6 Horror Must-Reads for People Who Don’t Do Horror

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MurderFunding Author Gretchen McNeil Shares 6 Horror Must-Reads for People Who Don’t Do Horror

Today on the B&N Teen blog, we welcome books-with-a-body-count author Gretchen McNeil, she of the insta-book-to-film buy-in—her book Ten was turned...
The Rest of the Story Author Sarah Dessen on One Good, Bad, Life-Changing Summer

just one summer

The Rest of the Story Author Sarah Dessen on One Good, Bad, Life-Changing Summer

Sarah Dessen’s fourteenth novel, The Rest of the Story, centers on a girl, a life-changing summer, and a lakefront town that’s really two...
Castle of Lies Author Kiersi Burkhart on the Intersection of Fantasy and Fan Fiction

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Castle of Lies Author Kiersi Burkhart on the Intersection of Fantasy and Fan Fiction

In Kiersi Burkhart’s queer, inclusive fantasy novel, Castle of Lies, power-hungry Thelia plans to stake her claim by marrying Bayled, heir to the...
How It Feels to Float Author Helena Fox on Finding the Words to Explore Sexual Identity

the identity lexicon

How It Feels to Float Author Helena Fox on Finding the Words to Explore Sexual Identity

Just like its protagonist, Elizabeth “Biz” Grey, Helena Fox’s debut, How It Feels to Float, refuses to be categorized. This beautiful, truthful...

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