Social Media Hiatus

I’m taking a social media hiatus right now. It’s too easy to lose myself in endless conversations instead of doing the work I want and need to do: writing and editing books. I will be off social media for all of March, and we’ll see about April. If you need me, of course you can […]

All the Things We Do in the Dark coming October 29th!

ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK October 29, 2018 from HarperTEEN There’s no such thing as a secret. SOMETHING happened to Ava.The curving scar on her face is proof. But Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul. She has her best friend Syd, and she has […]

NKYA Fest March 3

Very excited to announce I will be at Kenton County Public Library’s NKYA Fest from 1pm – 5pm, on March 3, 2018! I’ll be joining amazing authors like Mindy McGinnis, Kristen Simmons, Liz Coley, Francesca Zappia and more! I hope to see you there! NKYA Fest March 3, 2018, 1pm – 5PM Kenton County Public […]

New Appearances and Available Dates

APPEARANCES | TESTIMONIALS | FEES | AVAILABLE PROGRAMS | CALENDARBooFest at Brightwood Library “Indiana Haunts and Folklore” 5:00PM 435 N Sherman Drive Indianapolis, IN 46218 SCHOOL HOURS VISIT SCHEDULE My 2017-2018 school visit calendar is full except for the following dates: March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018 March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2018

VOYA Responds

Saundra, Thank you for your detailed, thoughtful response to our invitation to have this dialogue.  Your commitment to fair, balanced, and unbiased reviews for LGBTQA+ young adults is evident and much appreciated. We see the damaging flaws in our reviews that you have pointed out. Your comments are absolutely correct, and we are sincerely sorry for […]

The Pattern of Bias in VOYA Magazine reviews of LGBTQIA+ Literature for Teens: An Open Letter

I sent this letter to VOYA publisher Edward Kurdyla, co-owner and reviews editor Lisa Frueh Kurdyla, Editor in Chief RoseMary Ludt, and to VOYA’s editorial board, Ellsworth Carman Rockefeller, Paula Brehm-Heeger, Pam Spencer Holley, Teri S. Lesesne, Diane Tuccillo and Deborah Taylor on the evening of Thursday, October 20, 2016. ________________________________________________________________________ Dear VOYA Magazine and Editorial Board, Because you invited me […]

Upcoming Appearances

Northern Kentucky YA Book Festival October 22, 2016 1PM – 5PM Lloyd Memorial High School 450 Bartlett Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018 Meet & Greet, Q&A Sessions, Book signing NaNoWriMo Halfway Party Greenwood Public Library November 15, 2016 6PM – 9PM 310 S Meridian St, Greenwood, IN 46142 Party, Presentation & Writing Time Indiana Historical Society […]

Boycotting VOYA Magazine: Targeted YA Titles & Links

You are welcome to reproduce these lists in part or in full, on any platform, without attribution. TARGETED TITLES The titles featuring f/f relationships that Phoebe North identified with mature content warnings in VOYA Magazine, while other contemporaneous titles with sex on the page, heterosexual sex, sex between boys, and human/alien sex, did not receive […]