Join us on Twitter with #FAC16

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On Sunday June 28th, at 3 p.m. EST several Sixteen to Read ladies will join in this year’s Fledgling Authors Chat & Giveaway on Twitter with book bloggers Rachel, Nicola, and Kristen. Follow the event feed through #FAC16 and @SixteentoRead to meet a host of debuting authors and learn about their books, their fears, their inspirations, and favorite donuts!

 
The Sixteen to Read Authors participating are:

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

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INTO THE DIM

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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FIRSTS

Marisa Reichardt
Marisa Reichardt

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UNDERWATER

 Shannon M. Parker Shannon M. Parker

Shannon M. Parker

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THE GIRL WHO FELL

Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake

 SUFFER LOVE

Sarah Glen Marsh

Sarah Glen Marsh

FEAR THE DROWING DEEP

 

Come by! Bring snacks! We’d love to see you at #FAC16!!

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Ashley Herring Blake is on Pop! Goes the Reader

Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake

Following up Shannon M. Parker’s post earlier this week, fellow Sixteen To Read author Ashely Herring Blake is today’s guest contributor for Pop! Goes the Reader.

Check out Ashley’s amazing post about grief and loss and how she connected with Lennie from THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE:

Her Story: Ladies In Literature is the brain child of Pop! Goes the Reader, a brilliant book blogger specializing in middle grade and young adult fiction. This site’s special, month-long series celebrates the literary female role models whose stories have inspired and empowered us since time immemorial.

Her Story: Ladies In Literature is a series created for women, by women as twenty-four authors answer the question: “Who’s your heroine?”

Shannon M. Parker is on Pop! Goes the Reader

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Shannon M. Parker 

Sixteen to Read author Shannon M. Parker participated in a special month-long literary feature and was honored to offer a guest post on secrets & families and how she connected with Lily in THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES.

Her Story: Ladies In Literature is the brain child of Pop! Goes the Reader, a brilliant book blogger specializing in middle grade and young adult fiction. This site’s special, month-long series celebrates the literary female role models whose stories have inspired and empowered us since time immemorial.

Her Story: Ladies In Literature is a series created for women, by women as twenty-four authors answer the question: “Who’s your heroine?”

 

#VeryRealisticYA

There’s realistic YA and then there’s very realistic YA. This past week Twitter has entertained us with a popular new hashtag. Here are some Sixteen To Read authors’ favorite #VeryRealisticYA plots:

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

@laurellizabeth: Girl and boy lock eyes. Boy quirks eyebrow at girl. Girl thinks he’s a creep and makes a point of never talking to him. #VeryRealisticYA

@laurellizabeth: Girl meets boy. Boy adds girl to Facebook. They send tons of messages online but never get the nerve to go on a real date. #VeryRealisticYA

Jennifer Bardsley

Jennifer Bardsley

@JennBardsley: Girl wants to break up with her boyfriend but doesn’t want to hurt his feelings. Relationship drags on and on and on. #VeryRealisticYA

@JennBardsley: Girl is glued to her phone. Even texts in the bathroom. Mom takes phone away. Drama ensues. #VeryRealisticYA

Jennifer DiGiovanni

Jennifer DiGiovanni

@jendwrites: Girl picks fun-loving teen wolf with motorcycle over moody piano-playing vampire. #VeryRealisticYA

@jendwrites: You don’t feel guilty eating that super-sized hot fudge sundae because you’ll work off the calories at track practice. #VeryRealisticYA

 

Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake

@ashleyhblake: Girl finally kisses the BOY OF HER DREAMS. He sucks at kissing. #VeryRealisticYA

@ashleyhblake: Teen has years-long crush on her best friend. They never get together. #VeryRealisticYA

Marisa Reichardt

Marisa Reichardt

@youngadultish: Guy who was a jerk in 6th grade is still a jerk in 12th grade. #VeryRealisticYA

@youngadultish: Girl awakens thinking she’s being visited by The Grim Reaper. Turns out it’s just her graduation gown hanging from her door. #VeryRealisticYA

  Shannon M. Parker

Shannon M. Parker

@shannonmparkerTeen girl communicates only with grunts and shrugs. Doesn’t give a shit about rebellion VeryRealisticYA

Catherine Lo

Catherine Lo

@CatherineELoGirl likes boy. Girl asks friend to ask boy if he likes her back. Boy and friend are dating by end of day. #VeryRealisticYA

 

J. Keller Ford

J. Keller Ford

@jkellerford: Nerdy girl has crush on popular football player. Kisses pictures of him and tapes them to his locker for all to see. #VeryRealisticYA