Warning, readers: I’m not a science writer. But like any scientist, I do incorporate research findings (of a sort) into my stories. Here’s one example that’s especially true of my most recent YA novel, Larkin on the Shore.
When stories ... Read More
This will be our final column on audience (at least for now). So buckle up for a crash course on age levels in children's literature!
First, a caveat: the categories I'm presenting here are not absolute. Different people use different ... Read More
I started reading Jonathan Maberry’s Rot & Ruin series over the holidays. They are YA zombie apocalypse books, and they are terrifying. The zombies themselves, yes. Mayberry’s monsters are creepy and awful, and his action scenes are seriously intense. But the ... Read More