Reading, YA Book Club for Writers

YA Book Club May Novel Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our April novel, Me and Me by Alice Kuipers. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our May book: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton One misunderstood teen. One eccentric granny.… Continue reading YA Book Club May Novel Announcement

Book Reviews, YA Book Club for Writers

Book Club Review: Dust by Arthur Slade

Matthew is missing. Robert’s seven-year-old brother has vanished on a walk into town. Robert’s mother had asked him to accompany Matthew to Horshoe to buy some some gum, but Robert was miles away engrossed in a Martian adventure story, and certainly not home on his farm in Depression-era Saskatchewan. And when his younger brother disappears,Robert… Continue reading Book Club Review: Dust by Arthur Slade

Reading, YA Book Club for Writers

YA Book Club April Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our March novel, Dust by Arthur Slade. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our April book: Me and Me by Alice Kuipers It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to… Continue reading YA Book Club April Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not… Continue reading Book Club Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Reading, YA Book Club for Writers

YA Book Club February Book Announcement

We are nearing our first meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our first novel - The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel. However, in the interest of staying ahead of the game, I am announcing our February book now so everyone has time to pick up a copy before the beginning of… Continue reading YA Book Club February Book Announcement

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Suzanne Goulden’s YA Book Club for Writers

Starting January 2019, I'm running a book club for writers of middle grade and young adult fiction. If you're a MG or YA writer from Winnipeg or surrounding area, and are interested in learning more, please contact me. (Note: There's a *bit* more to this group than just reading a novel and having a discussion.) I… Continue reading Suzanne Goulden’s YA Book Club for Writers

Editing, Reading, Writer Life

Regina Brooks’ 5 Rules for Engaging YA Readers

When I first started writing YA, long ago, I picked up Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks. It's a book I still highly recommend today. However, it's been years since I read it, so I've pulled it off my shelf to give it my time and attention again. And I'm rather amused.… Continue reading Regina Brooks’ 5 Rules for Engaging YA Readers