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Welcome to All By My Shelf, a blog & podcast about reading & writing middle grade & young adult literature.

An Interview with Jessica Vitalis

Jessica Vitalis stopped by to talk about writing The Wolf’s Curse. We talked about research, played some games, and discussed our apathy about killing our characters. Someone’s got to go, you know? Give it a listen then go get yourself a copy of The Wolf’s Curse.

Upcoming Interview with Hayley Krischer

On October 7th @2pm, Hayley Krischer, author of The Falling Girls, will be coming by my podcast for an interview. My supporters and members can ask my guests a question. Become a supporter or member today on my Buy Me a Coffee.

An Interview with Michelle Mason

My guest for this episode is Michelle Mason, debut author of Your Life Has Been Delayed. We talked about the 90s, technology, and adapting your work to a changing world. In between questions, we played The Book Stops Here and Never Have I Ever Spoiled My Own Book.

An Interview with Soman Chainani All By My Shelf

Buy Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales Here  Connect with Soman Chainani Connect with Jessica Tuckerman  Visit the All By My Shelf Store Buy Me A Coffee You think you know these stories, don't you? You are wrong. You don't know them at all. Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life . . . and death. A prince has a surprising awakening . . . A beauty fights like a beast . . . A boy refuses to become prey . . . A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again. New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. An Interview with Soman Chainani
  2. An Interview with Jessica Vitalis
  3. An Interview with Michelle Mason
  4. Genre VRS Audience in Kidlit
  5. Self Care for Writers

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Writing Advice

Self Care for Writers

It honestly doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not, self care is important. There are some myths about it being self-indulgent, a waste of time, and expensive. Not to mention the idea that all artists are supposed to suffer (queue my eye roll here).

Genre vrs Audience in KidLit

I could say this with a single sentence but I plan to go on a tangent. Young Adult and Middle Grade are not genres of children’s literature.

But they have their own sections at the bookstore.

No kidding. Kids have their own sections at the department store too, but it’s not meant to do anything other than dictate what sizes the pants are.

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Craft Analysis & Reviews

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About Me

Hi, I’m Jess! I’m a neurodivergent writer with a big education. I’ve earned a BA in Writing Arts with specializations in Creative Writing and New Media Writing & Publication and a concentration in New Media Production, an MA in Writing, and an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults. Read more

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