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Top5…#4: Shaila Patel’s Top5 reasons for writing #OwnVoices

My Top 5 Reasons for Writing an #Ownvoices Novel #Ownvoices has become a hot hashtag this past year. It applies to any novel with diverse or marginalized characters written by authors from that same marginalized group. It was created to help identify authentic diverse books within a publishing world where #ownvoices stories were often overlooked.…… Continue reading Top5…#4: Shaila Patel’s Top5 reasons for writing #OwnVoices

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Top5…#3: Susin Nielsen’s Top 5 Reasons To Be An Optimist

This month, Susin Nielsen released her latest YA novel ” Optimists Die First”.  I really enjoyed reading and reviewing this book, that I had to invite her to share with us her top 5 reasons to be an optimist. But 1st, here is a preview on what I had to say about this novel. “I really do need to…… Continue reading Top5…#3: Susin Nielsen’s Top 5 Reasons To Be An Optimist

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Top5… #2: Louise Gornall’s top 5 ways to tell people you have a mental illness.

Hey guys. My name is Louise Gornall, and I’m the author of Under Rose-Tainted Skies, a YA contemporary featuring a girl battling with OCD and Agoraphobia. Ayah asked me over today to share with you my top 5 ways to tell people you have a mental illness. This is a tricky one. See, we’re all so different. In 10+ years of suffering with my own mental health, I’ve yet to find two cases that are the same. That’s to say, these top 5 aren’t set in stone. They aren’t gospel, but rather snippets of advice, because only you know how best to handle this.

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Top 5… #1 : ​Broody’s Top Five Moves to Leave You Swooning.

                                                    Broody’s Top Five Moves to Leave You Swooning.Hello all. Broody McHottiepants here. You probably know me from my countless books, movies and TV shows, or my Twitter account. Today, the incredible, clearly-a-main-character, Ayah asked…… Continue reading Top 5… #1 : ​Broody’s Top Five Moves to Leave You Swooning.