The Science of Story

Confession: I am a huge fan of superhero movies. Specifically, I love Marvel superhero movies. Take a look at any article posted online about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and you will instantly find the heated debates about why the Marvel movies are more successful than the DC movies. The theories range from criticisms of the […]

My Top 3 Swoon-Worthy YA Couples!

It’s February! Which means it’s time for roses, chocolate, and of course, YA romance! I am absolutely biased, but I have a hard time enjoying a YA novel if there isn’t a good love story in it! It’s probably the romantic in me, but there’s such a nostalgia to those teenage love stories that makes […]

Author Interview with Laurie Lucking

We’re all celebrating over here at Quills & Inkblotts with a very special author who’s launching her debut, YA fantasy Common, in just a few short days. That author is, of course, Laurie Lucking, and we’re excited to be part of her blog tour. We managed to grab some time with Laurie and asked her […]

Dear Authors: Drop Your Defenses!

Sometimes as an author it feels like getting words out of your head and onto paper is as painful as giving birth. Naturally, when those word finally do make it out into the world, they feel like our baby. This story or article or book you’ve written is an expression of what is inside you. […]

Ending Fear By Deanna Fugett Now Available for Pre-Order!

  Our very own Deanna Fugett’s YA dystopian is available for pre-order! We are so excited that her hard work will soon be available to the world! Here’s the summary for Ending Fear: “Fourteen-year-old Fear learns she was a parachute baby, dumped over the edge of the Gliding Lands as an infant. Fascinated by the floating […]

Our Gorgeous Lani Forbes is a Finalist!!

Yes, we’re all a little excited over here at Quills & Inkblotts. Our very own Lani Forbes has been announced as a finalist in the Rosemary Contest from the Young Adult Romance Writers of America for her YA speculative novel, The Seventh Sun. This prestigious contest draws in hundreds (thousands?!?) of entries every year and […]