Rider by Joyce Chng – Guest Post/ Book Preview

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Li-Fang has a way with nature. So she is sent against her will to train as an Agri-Seer, though she dreams one day of joining the Rider Corps like her sister Lixi. Partnered with an arrogant Rider, Daniel Kelso, Lifang must forget the wild Hunter Quetz she met by a hidden waterfall near her home, and accept who she is. Until, that is, a wild Quetz is captured. Lifang discovers she can communicate with the creature, a skill no Rider has ever demonstrated, and must now confront her destiny all over again. Will going against convention be worth...

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Hero by Perry Moore – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 0 comments

From the Blurb: The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father’s pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he’s been asked to join the League – the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he’s gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger;...

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Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Fantasy Crowdfunded Anthology – Guest Post

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, News, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Today I want to welcome two special guests to the blog, Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. Alisa and Julia are currently in the process of raising money for a very exciting young adult anthology. Here’s what they have to say about the project: We’re the editors of a new anthology of diverse YA fantasy stories called Kaleidoscope. We’re crowdfunding on Pozible until the end of this month, and if you visit our Pozible page you can watch a couple of videos we’ve made, and learn a bit about the project. In this post, we...

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Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes – Book Review

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Review | 0 comments

Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes – Book Review by Tsana Dolichva   From the Blurb: After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes...

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New Fiction: California Dreaming by Gil Segev

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Fiction, LGBTQIA, Teen Writers | 0 comments

California Dreaming Gil Segev Finn is leaving home and flying all the way to California to be with the one he loves. It should be exciting, so why is Finn nervous? California Dreaming by Gil Segev won 3rd Place in Visibility Fiction’s Teens Only Writing Competition. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Gil Segev was born in Haifa, Israel, and moved to the cold of Canada when he was eight years old. Besides being a total nut for cheesecake, Gil takes interest in perfumery, videography, and writing (duh!). —– If...

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New in Fiction – Braids by Anne E. Johnson

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Fiction, LGBTQIA, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Braids Anne E. Johnson The class trip to a farm doesn’t sound like much fun to Lateesha, but when her friend Paulie drags her along, she discovers getting out of the city might be just what she needs. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Anne E. Johnson lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of several novels from small publishers. Drawing on her eclectic background, which includes degrees in classical languages and musicology, she has published in a wide variety of topics and genres. As the author of over thirty...

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And the winners are…!!!!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Competitions, Teen Writers | 2 comments

After much nail biting, the judges’ votes are in! All our finalists received a lot of love from the judges and everyone agreed this was a tough decision. Once the votes were counted, however, there were three stories that really stood out to receive the first, second and third places in our Teens Only Writing Competition. And the winners are: 1st Place: “Limited” by Allison Mulder (winning a AU$50 payment and publication on the Visibility Fiction site) 2nd Place: “Silence” by Jasmine Brown (winning a AU$20 payment and publication on the...

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New in Fiction – The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Fiction, LGBTQIA | 0 comments

The Banshee Initiate Kelly Matsuura Blayne’s awakening is only days away, but can she find the strength to perform her first task as a banshee if she can’t find the courage to tell the one she loves? Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but has lived most of her adult life in the northern hemisphere. She has published numerous short stories online in group anthologies, and in two self-published anthologies. She enjoys writing fantasy, literature, young adult, romance,...

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Teen Writing Competition FINALISTS!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Competitions, News, Teen Writers | 0 comments

It’s time to announce the Teen Writing Competition FINALISTS! The overall standard of the entries was extremely high, making this a tough decision. I read and reread entries considering a number of factors such as how well they read as young adult fiction, how well they incorporate diversity, and the usual story factors such as plot and characterisation (not to mention that X-Factor). Based on these factors, each story was given a score out of 10 and our finalists were chosen. Without further ado, your finalists in alphabetical order...

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F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy – Book Review

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 0 comments

F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy – Book Review by Stevie Schafer From The Blurb: School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the competitive punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it’s about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings FTM lyrics on TV. With a little help from...

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