Everything’s Jake by Christina Greer Tackles Anxiety In Teens #YALit @ReadWriteBlue2

  Anxiety and depression are treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60 percent of kids with diagnosable depression are not getting treatment, according to the 2015 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report. Many parents don’t recognize the symptoms in their kids, and there certainly aren’t a lot of…

Interview with YA Urban Fantasy Author Aaron Galvin @aarongalvin5

I welcome Aaron Galvin to my blog today. Aaron is the author of Salted, a YA Urban Fantasy about Selkie slave catchers and one that features a new twist/take on mermaids. He is also an accomplished actor. Aaron has worked in Hollywood blockbusters, (Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers),…

Book Club Suggestions for Young Adults: Need Discussion Questions?

Hot off the press for those of you seeking book club suggestions for young adults. I have two new book club guides/teacher’s guides posted for my young adult novels Face-Off and Dark Before Dawn. They ask thought-provoking questions that would be helpful to stimulate interesting discussion for tween and teen book clubs as well as…

Top 100 Teen Books List

As the author of two young adult novels called Dark Before Dawn and Face-Off, I was delighted to hear of an endeavor called Teen Read Week. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third…

4 Mystery And YA Novel Excerpts

Have you visited my new Excerpts page? You can now find short excerpts of my adult mystery/romantic suspense novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim, as well as my teen and tween hockey novel Face-Off, and my teen paranormal thriller Dark Before Dawn, all in one handy place. You can read the book…