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If We Shadows about to be released

I've been waiting to be able to share this. My good friend and writing workshop colleague, D. E. Atwood's YA novel (If We Shadows) is going to be released on an accelerated schedule next week. Atwood has a real understanding for the difficulties of teenage life to begin with, but deals with the particular difficulties of being a transgendered teen with aplomb and verisimilitude that I've not seen often, and handles the genre elements with a minimum of drama and gimmickry.

I'm not a great reader of YA (surprise, surprise), but while this novel was being threshed out, I was impressed by the clean, accessible style, the pace, and the plot development. I kept thinking... this person knows writing, is professional, and has a keen understanding of her genre.... this book is a winner!

So, if this kind of story appeals to you or somebody who knows this situation, I strongly recommend you pop by the website and pick up a copy.


Feb. 27th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
It's a very current topic. Have the publishers considered approaching Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo at diversityinya.tumblr.com? They might give it coverage. They also have a Wordpress blog with the same name, and it may be easier to get in touch with them over there.
Feb. 27th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oo! Excellent suggestion. I'll pass it on!