Nadya Okamoto – #TTBF Author Interview 2018

You are rocking the movement to make the idea of the period less taboo. Why do you think it’s so hard for people to accept this normal bodily function? Menstruation has historically (in religion, media, pop culture, and society in general) been something that menstruators are made to feel ashamed of. It’s 2018 and it’s time for that to change. You…

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith – #TTBF Author Interview 2018

You provide so many resources for other writers and mentor many up-and-coming talents (so much so that there’s an award named in your honor). What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d offer to teen writers just starting out? Be your own best cheerleader. Listen to music that validates you. Stick encouraging notes on your mirrors, on your laptop and/or tablet…

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Nerd Out at #TTBF Trivia with Mary E. Pearson!

You’ve read the books. You’ve lived the fandoms. Now test how far that knowledge will get you at our first-ever TTBF team trivia event! This interactive panel hosted by the one and only Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves, The Remnant Chronicles) gives attendees the opportunity to prove how much they know about past and present TTBF authors. Now that…

Heidi Heilig

Heidi Heilig – #TTBF Author Interview 2018

If you had to write a musical about your traveling adventures, what would the title character’s big song be called? To me, the best song titles are lyrical hooks with double meanings or word play. Something like “I Always Want To Go, (But I Never Want To Leave).” How much did you draw on your own theater background for inspiration as…