I got a REALLY REALLY helpful new review! I will definitely be taking it into account and actually just this morning wrote a conversation in Iron in which Kate’s bisexuality is actually stated, word and all.
Kate identifies, like I do, as queer/bisexual, so those are the words that get used.
This is another case of me thinking that heavy hinting was enough (particularly for the audience I was shooting for), and it wasn’t, and I apologize for that. As a queer woman myself, I know just how important language and terminology can be.
Also, to Lauren! (spoilers below for people that have already read)
New Goodreads illustration! I enjoyed working with the limited palette, and always love painting books. Thanks Jade Change for the direction!
There is supposedly a downloadable poster version they’ll be releasing as well, so keep and eye on their site, if you’re a teacher or librarian or someone who likes books.
Also, Happy National Library Week!
Oh I love libraries.
OH MY GLOB. This is everything I’ve ever wanted to hear!!! EEEEEEEEPPPP! Thank you for choosing Adamant out of that list, and I’m so happy it didn’t disappoint!
Do you think I did alright with the representation? I’d love your perspective on how I did and how I can improve!
Adamant [Kieran Wisser] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Adamant is the story of what happens when sassy gods meet sassy teenagers. Kate Smyth is your average nerdy teen
Hey guys, just popping in to ask that, if you can spare it, you check out and potentially purchase a copy of my book Adamant! It would really help me out!
This is an incredible article about the work women writers have done to make YA what it is today—and how often and how HARD we work to we neglect that very important part of the category’s history—especially when we want to credit it with anything good.
Or, as Kelly so eloquently put it, "S. E. Hinton’s story foreruns those of other women in YA fiction. While YA was allowed to grow and develop, too often, the work women did laying down the tracks to its success was recognized not on its own merits but because of the approval of their expressed work by men."