Leap of Faith

I started this WIP back in NaNoWriMo of 2018 and the writing was so tough for me. It was a busy month, I got sick, and there was no energy for drafting something branch new. It made me decide this circus story of mine wasn’t worth the time of day. Now, with some time andContinue reading “Leap of Faith”

Awards and Travel and Querying, Oh My!

It Started With YA… It’s been an age since I actually updated this blog with anything related to my writing path. The last year has been…a journey. I think from last summer to this summer could be called the year of the pivot. This time last year I had just begun querying a YA FantasyContinue reading “Awards and Travel and Querying, Oh My!”

Pitch Wars #BoostMyBio

Hi! I’m Haley Kral! I’m a children’s librarian at a public library, which means I spend my day reading picture books, doing storytime, helping people use the computers, and any number of random things that come up. People think being a librarian means sitting somewhere very quiet and maybe reading but that is not theContinue reading “Pitch Wars #BoostMyBio”

#YABkLove Day 31: What’s Next for YA?

Today isn’t so much about sharing books as it is about sharing thoughts. What do you think is coming in the future of the YA genre? What changes do you think will happen or should happen? Do you think different types of books will be published? What things would you like to see? This isContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 31: What’s Next for YA?”

#YABkLove Day 30: Coming in 2018

It is only halfway through 2017, but are there any releases for 2018 that you are already anticipating? Perhaps it is a sequel to something you’ve read or a debut you’ve been hearing buzz about. Share what 2018 releases you know about so everyone can start looking forward to them as well! If you don’tContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 30: Coming in 2018”

#YABkLove Day 27: Older Titles #TBT

For today, I’d like to see titles that you read more than 5 years ago, maybe more than 7 years ago, that are still worth attention. In the library world, teen books start being considered obsolete after 5 years unless they are actively circulating, so what books would be past that time but still worthContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 27: Older Titles #TBT”

#YABkLove Day 26: Adaptations

It is day 26 and we have finally made it to my wheelhouse: adaptations! Let’s talk updated versions of fairy tales, myths, retold classics, folklore, etc. This was a huge trend about a year to three years ago but it is dying off now (you know, just as I finished my own fairy tale retellingContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 26: Adaptations”