Kieran Wisser

I'm a YA/NA author who likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Author of Adamant

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)

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Oh my god that is the cutest thing ever

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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. 

by siminiblocker:

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. 

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elegies asked: Hi! I just finished reading Adamant for my QPOC class [we had a long list of LGBTQ(and so on) books to choose from and I thought yours looked promising so I chose it and I'M SO GLAD I DID!]. I just wanted to say that I am IN LOVE with it. Really. I daydream about Kate and West and their friends/world. I just really love them. All of the characters but Kate and West are my OTP/everything. The end was perfect. Anyway, thank you for your work. I'm so excited for the next installment!

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! 

Feed a wild author~!

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!

[W]e know precisely why it is that women and their influence within YA fiction—their building of YA fiction—falls into the margins. We know why it is that men like John Green write Love Stories and women like Sarah Dessen write Romances. We know why it is that a World War II novel like Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief sees much more recognition and receives more accolades than Ruta Sepetys’ World War II novel Between Shades of Gray. It’s not the quality. It’s the way the system is built that makes women the outsiders in the category of fiction they made.

Kelly Jensen, A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

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."

Read the whole article here.

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