ROAD TRIP WEDNESDAY: How to Correct a Fairy-Tale

This week Road Trip Wednesday asks ” In honor of this month’s Bookmobile book, Marissa Meyer’s CINDER, name a fable or story you’d like to see a retelling of. If you’re feeling creative, come up with a premise of your own!” In general, women get the short end of the magic wand in fairy-tales. We’ve all … More ROAD TRIP WEDNESDAY: How to Correct a Fairy-Tale

Road Trip Wednesday – African American Authors and Characters

For this week’s Road Trip Wednesday,  YA Highway asks Who is your favorite African American author or fictional character? I’m pretty excited by this question, because I’m been thinking a lot about writers and characters of color, and what they mean to me, a white writer. I’m very conflicted about writing characters of color myself, which … More Road Trip Wednesday – African American Authors and Characters

Road Trip Wednesday – Words That Don’t Belong in Queries

For this week’s Road Trip Wednesday,  YA Highway asks what words do you absolutely hate? A couple of years ago I started a thread on Agentquery.com called ‘Words that Should never Be In Queries’. A great deal of hilarity ensued about such phrases as ‘fiction novel’ and ‘the next Twilight’ (although I said this to my … More Road Trip Wednesday – Words That Don’t Belong in Queries

Road Trip Wednesday – Shiny New Ideas

I’ve been kidding with people for a while that “Troll-Love” is going to be the next big thing. I mean we’ve had vampire-love, werewolf-love, angel-love, devil-love, faerie-love (the spelling is critical here), immortal-love (which is always weird because usually the guy is about a thousand years old and the girl is 16 – ick) and … More Road Trip Wednesday – Shiny New Ideas

Road Trip Wednesday – Gabrielle by Any Other Name

For this week’s Road Trip Wednesday,  YA Highway asks about names. Not character names, writers’ names. Pseudonyms, in other words. First I should point out that my sister browsed my blog the other day and complained that on the Why Angelhorn page I didn’t give some background as to my own name, Gabrielle. You can … More Road Trip Wednesday – Gabrielle by Any Other Name