Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. What else is happening in the YA world?
Corinne Duyvis, creator of Disability in Kidlit and author of Otherbound, spoke to the Mary Sue about the changing landscape in children’s books. I.W. Gregorio, author of None of the Above, interviewed with BUST.
Fans of the Impossible Life author Kate Scelsa talked to GERM Magazine about why she included multiple queer characters in her work. Kaitlin Ward wrote about her queer characters in her post-apocalyptic novel Bleeding Earth for Diversity in YA.
Camryn Garrett spoke to Pointe author Brandy Colbert for Black History Month.
Over on Fierce Reads, These Vicious Masks author Kelly Zekas shared five things you might not know about her. Red Queen author Victoria Aveyard chatted with Entertainment Weekly about its sequel Glass Sword, out now.
We Are The Ants author Shaun David Hutchinson reflected on a year of full-time writing and why he loves writing while having a full-time job.
The Raven Boys author Maggie Stiefvater gave advice to a girl on Tumblr about what to do when your friends try to pressure you to drink.
In The Community
Cosmopolitan named 8 life-changing books by young women, including the upcoming YA fantasy The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi and Anna-Marie McLemore’s fantastic debut The Weight of Feathers. Noelle Stevenson’s beloved graphic novel Nimona also made the list.
Our friends at Riveted talked to Publisher’s Weekly about their new website.
Maximum Pop UK rounded up the best of the Harry Potter Night posts on Instagram. Buzzfeed named 18 magical gifts for Harry Potter fans this Valentine’s day.
YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.