Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

I remember when my Theater Arts teacher recommended Weetzie Bat (side note, he also recommended Poppy Z. Brite to me, both of whom significantly shaped my fiction and writing tastes). I remember thinking what a weird title and giggling. But then he let me borrow it. What a weird tale. Weetzie Bat is a teen/young […]

Shared World Writing Camp for 8-12th graders

Where were things like this when I qualified? From the webpage description: Shared Worlds is an innovative, two-week, residential interdisciplinary program that will run will run from Sunday, July 22, through Saturday, August 4, 2012. The program, which will feature authors, artists, designers, and scientists, will center on the fictional “shared worlds” participating students create. […]

Review: Katana by Cole Gibsen

Flux, 2012 ISBN: 0738730408 Available: Print and multiformat digital Billed as Kill Bill meets Buffy Katana is the story of an ordinary skater teen with a gay BFF who, after being attacked in a mall parking lot one night, discovers she’s the reincarnation of a 500 year old samurai (yes, there are famous female samurai). […]

Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback by Steven A Roman

StarWarp Concepts, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-9841741-0-2 Available: Paperback Pandora Zwieback is a perfectly normal goth/punk teenage schizophrenic. Since she was six years old, therapists have been telling her two things: “Take your pills”, and “There’s no such thing as monsters.” Then one day, a thrilling series of intertwining events leads her to save the life of a gorgeous boy, […]