Monthly Archives: August 2011

YA (reinvented as a genre rather than a category)

So the other day I read a GoodReads review of Ashes, Ashes written by a 20-something year old man who bemoaned the lack of violence and also, boobs (yup, BOOBS) in the book. This puzzled me exceedingly. It says right … Continue reading

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Truth being Stranger than Fiction

When I first started mulling over the idea that became Ashes, Ashes, I was living in the Hudson Valley in New York, nestled in a mountain-ringed valley, surrounded by woods teeming with bears, deer and chipmunks. Turkey vultures roosted in … Continue reading

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Deseret News review

Just got a lovely review from Utah’s Deseret News. Here’s an excerpt and you can read the whole thing here “…Treggiari’s debut dystopian novel describes a post-apocalyptic world that reeks with ash and putrid waste. The high waters cannot cleanse … Continue reading

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Hurray (for epidermal thickening)!

So lately I’ve noticed that I have evolved a little. At least in regards to my book review sensibilities. I still maintain that I had to feel all those devastated emotions brought about by bad reviews to get to where … Continue reading

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So right now I have a manuscript out on submission, and one that has just gone through another round of revisions prior to being submitted, and I’m about 10,000 words in on a new book. This book scares me. I’m … Continue reading

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Open Windows

You know that saying about how when a door closes, a window opens somewhere else? That’s what I’m trying to think about right now. *thinks hard* (OK, well apparently I still need to work on that). In other news my … Continue reading

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School Library Journal article by Philip Reeve

Great article by author Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines quartet, Fever Crumb, Here Lies Arthur) on the current trend of YA dystopians. You can check it out here.

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