Interviewing Cathy Hopkins

I’m so excited to tell you all that I have had the pleasure of interviewing the previous reigning Queen of teen fiction, Cathy Hopkins. She’s been writing since 1986, and has published over 70 books. Cathy has always been one of my favourite YA writers, loving how unapologetically British and relatable, feisty and lovable her…

All Your Perfects

TRIGGER WARNING: infertility, depression, cheating, mental health ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover is another book my boyfriend gifted me. I finished reading it last night and cried. A lot. This book was so heartbreaking, devastating and life-changing in every meaningful, important way. Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage.

Diversity in Children’s Books & Why We Need to Do Better

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] As I was growing up, the children’s books I read mainly featured white, straight characters all of which could fit under the umbrella term of ‘white cishet’. They portrayed strong illusions of heteronormative (the suggestion or belief that only hetrosexual relationships are normal and that…

Q&A With Deanna Cameron

Hey lovelies! I had the pleasure of interviewing Deanna Cameron, author of What Happened That Night. The book is out in September, being published by Wattpad Books. I reviewed it here.

The Undoing of Ryder Burke: A Discussion

LET’S TALK ABOUT TOXIC MASCULINITY, SLUT SHAMING, RAPE CULTURE AND VICTIM BLAMING TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE Thirteen days after finishing this masterpiece, I am still thinking about The Undoing of Ryder Burke. That should tell you something.