My latest LGBT young adult book, Future Leaders of Nowhere was featured and reviewed in Teen Vogue’s ‘New Queer Fiction Reads you MUST read in March’ piece.
That awkward straight-friend crush. Haven’t all teen lesbians lived that particular hell?
My upcoming novel, Here’s the Thing is about sixteen-year-old Zel, who returns to Australia after nearly a year in New York. And when she moves she’s forced to leave her best friend, Prim, behind. This is extra devastating for Zel because for almost the entire time they’ve been friends, Zel has been harbouring a mammoth, unrequited crush on her.
I did a guest post for Up Close and Literal on whether LGBT counts as a genre, where I tell a story about one of my readers that reflects why I think we still need this label for LGBTQ books—especially in young adult fiction.
Here are three books young adult fiction books featuring LGBTQ girls that I read this month. Two are new, while one was a new find.
Who’s afraid of the word bisexual? Negotiating the line between representation and realism in YA stories.