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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 […]

Boycotting VOYA Magazine: VOYA Leadership Contacts

Please remember that boycott correspondence should be polite, professional and precise. You are welcome to reproduce this list in part or in full, on any platform, without attribution. VOYA Magazine Staff Edward Kurdyla Publisher & Co-Owner, VOYA Magazine publisher@voyamagazine.com Lisa Frueh Kurdyla Co-Owner and Reviews Editor, VOYA Magazine reviews@voyamagazine.com RoseMary (Honnold) Ludt Editor in Chief, VOYA […]

VOYA Magazine Boycott Action List

Please remember best practices for written protest: polite, professional and precise. You are welcome to reproduce this list in part or in full, on any platform, without attribution. Macmillan press.inquiries@macmillan.com childrens.publicity@macmillanusa.com @bookbrag Scholastic Kyle Good, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Communications kgood@scholastic.com @Scholastic Penguin-Random House rhkidspublicity@randomhouse.com youngreaderspublicity@us.penguingroup.com @randomhousekids @penguinkids Baen Books PR@baen.com @BaenBooks Rowan & Littlefield […]

Ghostbusters <3 NYC (Spoilers)

You know, something that I really appreciated about this Ghostbusters, and it was a fairly subtle thing. But action movies love to destroy cities. Since 9/11, action movies often model that destruction on… well, 9/11. Because now we know what it looks like when a skyscraper falls. And I find it upsetting. It’s one of […]