TERRIFIC TEEN TUESDAY – GABY RODRIGUEZ AND TEEN PREGNANCY

I love it when teens take on the status quo. I love it when they ask the big questions. So I was so delighted when I read about Gaby Rodriguez, who pretended to be pregnant at high school to gauge the reactions of her classmates and their behavior towards her and her boyfriend. This is … More TERRIFIC TEEN TUESDAY – GABY RODRIGUEZ AND TEEN PREGNANCY

Terrific Teen Tuesday – Rachel Mwanza

It’s Tuesday again, and after last week’s ultra-negative rant against craptacular teachers, I thought perhaps something a little more heartwarming. Something with a little Canadian Content too, which is always good, especially if I ever apply for government funding. So, this story has a little bit of everything; it’s Canadian, it’s got a francophone Vietnamese … More Terrific Teen Tuesday – Rachel Mwanza

Terrific Teacher Tuesday – An Un-Valentine, and a Valentine

For YA Highway I agreed to do a Valentine post – a Valentine to someone – in addition to the swoony scene from my WIP that I posted earlier this week. I also wanted to do a Terrific Tuesday post, but since my Terrific Tuesday posts are usually about teens (or sometimes tots), and I … More Terrific Teacher Tuesday – An Un-Valentine, and a Valentine

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and TERRIFIC TOT TUESDAY

So, a little something different this Tuesday, but first my big announcement. Let’s start by telling you about a great Canadian publishing house, ORCA BOOKS. Orca is one of the most successful independent publishers in Canada. They specialize in books for young readers but are branching into adult literature too. They publish more than 60 … More BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and TERRIFIC TOT TUESDAY

Terrific Teen Tuesday – Canadian Lego Teens In Space

I know, it sounds kind of like a really cool YA for boys book, and I completely wish it was. But, even better, it’s real! Yes, Canada officially sent a Lego Man into space. Well, it wasn’t official exactly, in that the Canadian government wasn’t exactly involved, apart from paying for the these terrific teens’ … More Terrific Teen Tuesday – Canadian Lego Teens In Space

Terrific Teen Tuesday – Jessica Ahlquist vs. God

I just want to point out, that after doing my Terrific Teen Tuesday for a few weeks now, I have noticed something a little sad. I research these teens primarily through word of mouth – other people’s tweets and Facebook posts and such. But sometimes I just do a Google news search on “teen”. While I’ve … More Terrific Teen Tuesday – Jessica Ahlquist vs. God

Terrific Teen Tuesday – Go Tucson Teens! Stop Censorship!

To be honest, people have been tweeting about Bill HB 2281 for a couple of days now, and I’ve been ignoring it. So many crazy things happen in the USA these days with the various political loop-dee-loops on the rampage that it’s hard to take anything too seriously. But I caught a detail from this story … More Terrific Teen Tuesday – Go Tucson Teens! Stop Censorship!

Terrific Teen Tuesday – Big Brother Rocks

This from Huffington Post via Kristen’s Wolfe’s blog, www.sweetupndown.tumblr.com.is actually kind of a sad story. I feel for these boys with their narrow-minded dad. But what a terrific big brother. Just goes to show that sometimes the son has things to teach the father too. I hope they didn’t have a fist fight that night. Nevertheless this … More Terrific Teen Tuesday – Big Brother Rocks