Tag Archive - books

Is YA Too Depressing?

I confess, this post over at Mother Jones (entitled “Is Being a Modern Teen Really an Endless Slog of Existential Angst?”) made me smile: I was just at the bookstore, and on a whim I browsed through a bunch of “Teen Fiction” titles. Good God. I’ve never seen such a pile of depressing writing in […]

Books I’ve Enjoyed Lately

Here are some of the books I’ve read lately that I’ve really liked: The Bleeding Season by Greg F. Gifune (horror): I’m a fan of horror, but I’m pretty picky about what I like (as I am with all genres). So I was thrilled to find this very disturbing gem, a “classic” of sorts, recently […]

Signed Editions of My Books? With Free Shipping!

Want a signed copy of one of my books? Here’s the place to get it! Oh, and the prices below include FREE SHIPPING in the United States, and include all taxes. For international readers, international postage rates apply (usually around $26 — contact me with your location for an exact quote. And yes, I realize […]

Is YA Too Trend-Driven?

There is nothing new under the sun, true, but does that mean that every other YA book has to feel so much like last year’s big break-out hit? You know what I’m talking about: first, it was vampires, then fairytale retellings, then paranormal romance in general, then angels and zombies, then dystopian. Boy, was there […]