Lois Lowry on Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

Studio 36o interviewed YA author Lois Lowry on the publication of her new novel Son, the final book in the Giver series.  The interview offers a fantastic discussion of the trend in dystopian young adult fiction.  She also reviews that Jeff Bridges will star in the title roll of The Giver and that the film will (hopefully) begin production in the spring.


Collin Kelley’s Kiss Shot Free! on Amazon today

kiss shotI read Kiss Shot several months ago and was complete captivated.  It’s a strong short story collection that you’ll want to devour in one sitting.  And it’s free today!  Here is the overview:

Award-winning author Collin Kelley (“Conquering Venus” and “Remain In Light”) explores his Southern roots with this collection of four short stories set in the town of Cottonwood, Georgia. In “How Fanny Got Her House,” a devoted maid recalls the hijinks surrounding her employer’s death from a brain tumor, while a teenage boy comes to terms with his sexuality during an unexpected game of pool in the title story, “Kiss Shot.” A woman escaping an abusive relationship arrives in New Orleans during a rain storm and wanders into the famed “Clover Grill” on Bourbon Street, and “I Got A Name” follows the trials and tribulations of an overweight woman looking for love at a community theater company.