Book Review: One of the Guys

ONE OF THE GUYS by Lisa Aldin Publication date: February 10, 2015. It’s out just in time for Valentine’s Day. The Story: Tomboy, Toni Valentine, would take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests with her three male best friends, Lock, Cowboy and Ollie, over high heels and makeup any day. But when a summer …
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Dropping the F-Bomb in YA Lit

(Yes, I scored the letter “F” in the A to Z Blog Challenge!) At a writing conference the topic of swearing in YA lit came up. I was surprised some writers vehemently believed you couldn’t put the F-word in a YA novel. They claimed no agent or editor would publish it with that word (or …
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