Editor’s Note: Kathi Macias is one of our favorite authors at Radiant Lit, so when she shared this amazing story with us, we knew that we had to share it. We hope you share it too! This is the cover for my 2012 Christmas novel, Unexpected Christmas Hero, releasing from New Hope Publishers in mid-October. […]
If you’ve been following the articles we’ve been posting this summer, then you know how important the Young Adult (YA) market is to the publishing industry. You’ve probably also seen, from the passion with which we addressed these issues, how important it is to us here at Radiant Lit as well. Because of this […]
This morning I was looking through catalogs of upcoming releases in Young Adult books. I’ve already been pretty vocal around here on the trends that are happening in YA fiction, so people won’t be surprised to learn that I’m bugged about it. But you might be surprised at what some of the new trends are. […]
After receiving some comments and questions about Twlight, Lori Twichell put together an article sharing her thoughts and experiences. (See Part One here.) Vampires have no choice: The Twilight books started a trend that I find utterly disturbing. You see, the vampires in this series had no choice about whether they should live or die. […]
Recently, in one of our articles about 50 Shades of Grey, I mentioned in passing that I’m no longer a fan of Twilight. This one sentence got an interesting response with several emails and comments asking me if I’d go into why I made that decision. Before I start, let me say that this was […]
I’ve already discussed the growing trends you can see in Young Adult Fiction these days, but what do these trends really mean? What’s the big picture if a couple of teenagers are reading books about vampires or werewolves or, in the case of Fifty Shades, explicit sex? Well here are a few things that we should consider […]
A few weeks ago I nearly hyperventilated when I walked into the grocery store with my 13 year old daughter and found a pyramid of books dominating the central area of the store. Usually this space is reserved for current dvds or toys for summer fun. That sort of thing. This display of books must […]
In the 70’s and 80’s there was a public service campaign that asked the question “Do you know where your children are?” Remember that? It saturated the every day vernacular to the point that it became a parody of itself before finally dying out. But now that I’m a parent, I’m thinking that question is […]
So unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon right? Huge breakout bestseller that everyone’s reading and/or talking about? Jill and I have both received emails, messages and lots of questions about our thoughts on Fifty Shades in the past few weeks. We thought maybe it was […]
A holiday blog in three parts from author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs Part Three Finally it became unhandy to have our Christmas tree in the center of the busiest room in the house, so we moved it out of the kitchen and into the hallway. Then the family room. Then the downstairs bedroom. Only […]
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