Self-Deprecating Sunday (17) Brodi Ashton

Which treats of YA  authors sharing the Great and Awkward of their teenage years. Today I’m delighted to have another guest post! Last week we saw C. J. Omololu, goth-girl pioneer, on the cusp of becoming a bass guitarist. Sort of. This week I give you the sweet and sassy Brodi Ashton. She is aContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (17) Brodi Ashton”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (16) C. J. Omololu

Which delights in YA authors sharing the great and awkward of being a teenager. Today I invited YA author C. J. Omololu to share what she was like as a teenager. Her book Dirty Little Secrets debuted this month from Walker Books for Young Readers. It’s getting some great reviews. I ordered it immediately andContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (16) C. J. Omololu”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (15)

In which the YA author shares the great and awkward of her teenage years. I have been lining up more guest posts for this great day of celebration over here at Sparks and Butterflies. You will not want to miss the coming month of Sundays. And don’t forget, if you’re a YA author who wantsContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (15)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (14) Tina Ferraro

Which treats of YA authors sharing the Great and Awkward of their teenage years. Today I’m delighted to have another guest post! Last week we saw Josh Berk, jazz cowboy, on the cusp of becoming a teenager. This week I give you the charming and sweet Tina Ferraro. You may recognize her from adorable bookContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (14) Tina Ferraro”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (13) Guest Post

In which the YA author shares what’s Great and Awkward about the teenage years. Today we have my first guest post with Josh Berk. This week we’ve been celebrating the upcoming launch of  his YA novel, The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin. It releases this Tuesday from Knopf books for young readers. And I’m 100%Continue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (13) Guest Post”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (12)

In which the YA Author showcases The Great and Awkward of being a teenager. This Sunday we have Junior Prom. This is not the year of the escalator incident. That was the year before. You’ll see in this year, I’ve decided to wear a gown with straps. My date was the sweetest guy ever, andContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (12)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (11)

In which the YA author showcases what’s strange and lovely about the teenage years. Today I give you my seventh grade school photo. Um, it’s not a mullet, right? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight? I’ve got at least an inch I could trim back on each side before it qualifies, I think. Also, there’s that perm. The first oneContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (11)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (9)

In which the YA Author showcases her teen years in all their awkward glory. To be fair, I think this photo was taken circa 1984/1985 which puts me at about 11-years old, so this falls more in the awkward category than it does the the teenage years category.  But I couldn’t resist showing off theContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (9)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (8)

In which the YA author showcases her teenage years in all their awkward wonder. This is my eighth grade school photo. I kind of can’t believe I’m posting it. Can you imagine if I’d worn my blue glasses? You know what I remember about this photo?  It was re-take. I hated my first one. ButContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (8)”