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12 Blogs of 2014: YA Highway

Welcome to blog number 11 of our 12 Blogs of 2014! If you missed some of the series, make sure you go back and check them all out. Lots of great blogs to read and smart people to follow on Twitter. Be sure to check out the end of this post for a list of just a few more blogs I love. Want to share your favorites with me? I’m on Twitter @CiteSomething. 

 

Today’s featured blog

YA Highway

From the blog:

We’re writers from different corners of the globe, united by our affinity for travel, costume parties, and writing and reading young adult fiction.

Find them on Twitter  @yahighway and tumblr.

 

Who runs YA Highway

7 full-time and 6 contributing members

Full-timers

Kirsten Hubbard (Twitter @kirstenhubbard), Kristin Halbrook (Twitter @KristinHalbrookWebsite), Kaitlin Ward (Twitter @Kaitlin_WardWebsite), Kate Hart (Twitter @Kate_Hart, Website), Stephanie Kuehn (Twitter @stephkuehnWebsite), Sarah Enni (Twitter @SarahEnniWebsite), Amy Lukavics (Twitter @amylukavicsTumblr)

 

Contributors

Lee Bross (Twitter @Lee_BrossWebsite), Leila Austin (Twitter @thatleilaWebsite), Sumayyah Daud (Twitter @sumayyahdaud, Tumblr), Debra Driza (Twitter @DebraDrizaWebsite), Emilia Plater (Twitter @emiliaplaterWebsite), Kristin Briana Otts (Twitter @kbotts,Tumblr)

 

Why I like YA Highway

Such a wide range of awesome posts! Information, discussions, and advice from writers, editors, agents, and publishers (including a query series), author interviews, recommended reads, writing tips, cover reveals, and more. I love that they include ways to join in on their fun: “submit a collection of music for a mix tape/playlist, ask them YA-related questions, guest posts, Road Trip Wednesday (Answer the weekly prompt on your blog and link it in the comments, or use hashtag #roadtripwednesday on Twitter or Tumblr. (It’s helpful if you tag @yahighway in those as well!) We’ll do our best to share your answers and help you find other people playing along!) and Field Trip Friday (Use the form on their site to submit your links and giveaways below for inclusion in the weekly industry round up.)”

 

Some posts to check out

The Landscape of YA Lit: A State of the Union

Five Ways to Stay in Touch with Your WIP During Busy Times

 YA Before YA: What My Parents Read

Guest post: I Love You and I Want to Kill You; Let’s Make Out by Catherine Egan

Guest post: Memorable Food in YA Literature by Elissa Sussman

 

Other great blogs you need to be reading: Kristin Cashore’s blog, Stacked, Forever Young Adult, Carrie Mesrobian’s blog, A Chair, a Fireplace, & A Tea Cozy, Bookshelves of Doom, GayYA, Kelly Barnhill’s blog, Screwy Decimal, The Dead Have Issues, The Diary Project.

You can find me also blogging at Cite Something

 

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