Ask Daphne! Where’s the border?

April 30th, 2009

Preppy shoes and an email from KLo that continues our discussion from yesterday, sort of: Basically, what I write sort of borders somewhere between YA and adult fiction. Is there any hard and fast answer for where exactly that line is? There’s an easy answer, but there are exceptions. For the most part, books set […]

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Ask Daphne! What to do?

April 29th, 2009

A fantastical shoe1 for Christine, who writes with a doozy: We have written and published (through a small, indie publisher) a MG fantasy book. When we wrote it, we though it was YA, but now I understand there is a significant difference between the two. Our protagonist is a 12-yr-old boy who is possessed by […]

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Rockin’ the Drop

April 28th, 2009

As you may have heard, April 16th was Support Teen Literature Day, and the fun and fabulous Readergirlz once again organized Operation Teen Book Drop, or Operation TBD. Readergirlz and guyz all over the country rocked the drop, leaving YA novels all over the place to teens to pick up. Which is a great and […]

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Ask Daphne! How narrow should I be?

April 28th, 2009

It’s very difficult to find narrow shoes (I know, I’ve gone shoe shopping with my mom), but these Stuart Weitzman beauties do come in narrow, for S.M., who asks: How narrow should the genre be in a query letter? Do I go for the most general genre (i.e., commercial fiction) or try and narrow it […]

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We have a Winner!

April 27th, 2009

Thanks to everyone for participating, but in the end, there can only be one clear winner. It was a close race between “Wuthering Jane” and “Fictional Novel: A Fictional Novel“, but Clienti Favori edged out Jane with two more votes one more vote. Clienti, send me an email at daphne.unfeasible@gmail.com with your mailing address, and […]

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