While I am an intern here at Teenreads, what started me on my publishing career path was book blogging. You can read about How I Became a Book Blogger and My Favorite Parts of Blogging here on the site. On Sunday, I attended the first ever Blog Bound Con at the Jefferson Market Library here in NYC. I found the event through Twitter, which is always a great place to find events in your area.
I started my book blog --- DanaSquare --- in 2011 and over the years there have been some great moments. From events I had the chance to attend to different experiences I was able to have, blogging has been a great part of my life. These are just a few of my favorite moments over the course of my blogging career:
I never intended to become a book blogger. It’s one of those things that just happened, but I couldn’t be more thankful for it. It sounds really cliched but it changed my life and set me on a different path.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several years, you're probably familiar with bestselling author David Levithan.
Picking your next read is always a struggle. If you ask us, there are too many books to choose from and not enough time to read them all. We recently asked our Teen Board Members how they narrow down their summer reading and Vaishnavi S., had an amazing suggestion. Her unique way of picking her next read is called "Blind Date with a Book" and it sounds like a blast. So if you're having trouble picking your next summer book, read on and play!
THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK, Meg Leder’s young adult debut, was released on Tuesday, June 7th and the launch party was held at the fantastic NYC bookstore, McNally Jackson. I attended this event with Teenreads.com’s Rebecca Munro, who has nothing but praise for this novel. After listening to Meg, I know that this is a book that I have to pick up right away.
Like many of us, author Tracy Deebs grew up idolizing superheroes. As an adult, Deebs used these pop culture stars to enhance her fun writing style. In her thoughtful blog, Deebs discusses the heroes who most influenced her writing today. Her vivid descriptions of Wonder Woman's knee-high red boots and golden lasso demonstrate the importance of costume and style --- it's all about the details! Her love of bad boys like Batman and strong, independent women like Wonder Woman gives us a glimpse at the types of superheroes readers are introduced to in her exciting Hero Agenda series, co-written with Tera Lynn Childs.
June 6, 2016
Aspiring to be a published writer is one thing, but actually counting down the days until the release date of your beloved work is a different story! Can you imagine the angst, the nerves, the excitment? In this post, authors Kara Terzis and Hannah Jayne discuss their plans for the summer release dates of their new books, FRAYED and TWISTED. It's hard to believe that Kara Terzis wrote her first short story at the age of 11, but she didn't stop there --- now 19, Terzis has published her first novel, FRAYED. With the book's release date rapidly approaching, Terzis is terrified, but could not be more proud of her young success. Although this is not Hannah Jayne's first published work, she is beyond thrilled for the release date of her new book, TWISTED, and recalls the details of the first time she ever saw her books on the shelves. For Jayne, it's all about being thankful.
May 24, 2016
For the past three years, readers and authors alike have looked forward to BookCon, an event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Each year, authors, publishers, celebrities and creators converge with readers to discuss the latest trends in storytelling and the future of reading with fellow booklovers. In addition to panels and signing opportunities, BookCon features Q&As, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and, of course, the chance to meet fellow readers and make tons of new friends. Teen Board Member F. attended BookCon in Chicago this year and told us a bit about her experience --- and even shared some photos!