#Blink Blog Author Spotlight: Maureen Doyle McQuerry

  In honor of the release of Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry, we have a special author spotlight interview! What was your inspiration behind Between Before & After? I grew up in a household of secrets. I knew my grandmother died in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, and I’d heard my father’s stories Read More >

How Fairytales Help Us Navigate the World by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry, we are pleased to share this special piece from her on fairytales. When I was little, my mother read me fairytales. I remember Andrew Lang’s books, The Tall Book of Fairytales, and a peculiar story about a girl who jumped Read More >

A Special Note From Laurie Boyle Crompton

Pretty in Punxsutawneyhas such a clear premise it really was fun to write. Which isn’t to say it was easyto write. I love new challenges and keeping Andie’s story moving despite the repetitiveness of her days was certainly something I worked hard on. Sometimes, I felt like I was caught in my own repeating loop Read More >

New Year, New Trends

With the new year, the young adult literature space is likely to be seeing new trends and also a solidification of some previous trends. As we kick off 2019, we think back to what worked so well in 2018—what we read obsessively, what we binged on television, and what got us talking with our friends Read More >

#BlinkBlog: Goals For 2019

As 2018 comes to a close and we approach a new year, we asked some of our #Blink authors to share their goals and advice for 2019. Read their answers below! What are your goals—not resolutions—for the New Year? Alison Gervais: This is a really tough question. I’ve never been good at sticking to goals, Read More >

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