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Penguin Teen on Tour, DFW Stop

Penguin Teen on Tour, DFW Stop//

On Tuesday, The Teen and I were able to catch the Penguin Teen on Tour stop at the Dallas Half-Price Books store. Authors on this stop included Alison Goodman (THE DARK DAYS CLUB), Sabaa Tahir (AN EMBER IN THE ASHES), Rachel Hawkins (The Rebel Belle series), April Genevieve Tucholke ( WINK, POPPY, MIDNIGHT) and Alwyn Hamilton (REBEL OF THE SANDS). I tried to tweet as many of the profound things these ladies were saying, and those tweets are shared below. I certainly didn’t catch everything, and there are some typos, but it was a really fun and fascinating discussion of everything from strong women in YA to the most troubling things these authors have researched. Let’s just say there was lots of talk about death and dying.





  1. Rachel Hawkins: Rebel Belle began with a little crazy and lazy, my two favorite azies #PenguinTeenOnTour


  2. Rachel Hawkins: Set out to make Rebel Belle different from Hex Hall by making the characters polar opposite #PenguinTeenOnTour


  3. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is about character & how world they live in forms who they are says Tahir #PenguinTeenOnTour https://t.co/ER0dt4Blw5

    AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is about character & how world they live in forms who they are says Tahir #PenguinTeenOnTour pic.twitter.com/ER0dt4Blw5


  4. THE DARK DAYS CLUB was inspired by the idea of Jane Austen meets Buffy says Alison Goodman #PenguinTeenOnTour https://t.co/YrKEGUfyhS

    THE DARK DAYS CLUB was inspired by the idea of Jane Austen meets Buffy says Alison Goodman #PenguinTeenOnTour pic.twitter.com/YrKEGUfyhS


  5. Goodman researched regency for 8 months and even had a full outfit made & learned to dance #PenguinTeenOnTour


  6. Tahir: Woman are just strong, it's part of being a woman. #PenguinTeenOnTour


  7. Tahir: I wanted to create a character who has a core inner strength but doesn't know it yet because that's how a lot of us are


  8. Hawkins: Harper gets super strength but still remains more traditionally feminine. That's important to me. #PenguinTeenOnTour


  9. Goodman: I wanted to examine society's courtesies and see which ones are designed to hold you down #PenguinTeenOnTour


  10. Alison Goodman just told us how a lady went potty in regency times. So thankful for modern day toilets!


  11. Rachel Hawkins: I would be so happy in the shire eating breakfast and hanging out in the house - I want to be a hobbit #PenguinTeenOnTour


  12. Sanaa Tahir: I really want to turn into a talking dragon, it's my deepest, darkest fantasy #PenguinTeenOnTour


  13. Sanaa Tahir: I make my husband act out fight scenes with me #PenguinTeenOnTour


  14. Tahir: I wrote to make sense of my world and to put myself in it #PenguinTeenOnTour


  15. April: I realized I like playing god (on why she is a writer) #PenguinTeenOnTour


  16. Goodman: never have a passive character, your character must act. Don't just have things happening to them. #PenguinTeenOnTour

 

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