The Business Behind Young Adult Novels

| Feb 11 | 12 Comments

Many of us were SHOCKED this week to learn that Vampire Diaries author L. J. Smith has been fired from writing forthcoming books in her popular series. How can an author possibly be fired from writing her own books? Well, it turns out that Alloy Entertainment, a book packager, actually owns the rights to the Vampire Diaries as well as a few other of the […]

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GOSSIP GIRL, PSYCHO KILLER Coming in October

| Feb 4 | 2 Comments

Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar is working on a literary mashup of her popular 2002 novel, but there’s not a zombie or a vampire in sight. She’s doing a slightly different take on the monster mashup genre by making Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen “trendsetting serial killers” in Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer. Like most mashups, it will use text from the original […]

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GOSSIP GIRL is Dangerous…Apparently

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Apparently, Gossip Girl is a dangerous book series; that is, if you can believe the Florida mother who refused to return four Gossip Girl-inspired library books because of their content returned them after almost 2 years, officials say. According to UPI, Tina Harden of Longwood, Fla., refused to return the offending books since 2008, because she thought they were too racy for teens. She also […]

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GOSSIP GIRL #2: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME: A GOSSIP GIRL NOVEL by Cecily von Ziegesar [Review]

| Oct 21 | 0 Comments

You Know You Love Me: A Gossip Girl Novel is the second installment of the hugely popular book series by Cecily von Ziegesar. It’s the story of some extremely wealthy high school students from New York’s upper east side that is narrated by a mysterious blogger named “gossip girl” that seems to have the inside info on everyone. The main characters are Blair Waldorf, who […]

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