Alexandra Bracken Discusses How She Became an Author and How to Keep the Writing Momentum Going

I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Alexandra Bracken — author of the gripping and adventurous Darkest Minds trilogy — on May 1st at the YALLWEST book festival in Santa Monica, California. Her newest novel, Passenger, is the first in a duology about time travelers.   Have you been sorted into your Harry […]

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7 Things from YALLWEST 2016

This year marked the second annual YALLWEST Book Festival. YALLWEST is a gigantic festival of books that took place in sunny Santa Monica, April 29th—May 1st. It was last year at YALLWEST where I met author/Germ Founder Jennifer Niven for the first time, and we talked about how much I loved reading Germ Magazine. She encouraged me […]

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John Corey Whaley Discusses Rejection, Mental Illness, and Highly Illogical Behavior

On April 30th at the YALLWEST book festival in Santa Monica, California, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with John Corey Whaley — author of the contemporary young adult novel Where Things Come Back (winner of the 2012 Printz and Morris awards) and the sci-fi/contemporary young adult novel Noggin. His newest novel, Highly Illogical Behavior, is […]

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DIY: Flower Crown

Have you ever thought to give someone a flower crown for their birthday? Flower crowns make great birthday presents. Why buy a normal plastic crown when you can make a unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade crown of flowers? They are fun, adorable, thoughtful, and customizable. They are also great for festivals, fairs, or just because. I recently […]

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