Posts made in April, 2013

The Highwayman Poem: YA Story in Miniature

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 | 14 comments

The Highwayman Poem: YA Story in Miniature

This week’s YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday question: April is National Poetry Month! Share your favourite poem(s) or poet. This is a no-brainer for me, as without my favourite poem I would never have written my debut novel, Glimpse. Yes, I really do love it that much. The poem? The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. Surely you’ve read The Highwayman. Here are the first few stanzas to jog your memory. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came...

YA Books Being Made into Movies

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 | 18 comments

YA Books Being Made into Movies

I’m so excited about the huge numbers of YA books being made into movies. We’ve already had Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Beautiful Creatures, and still have many more to look forward to (see table below). This week’s YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday question asks: The Veronica Mars Kickstarter success makes us wonder, what YA book would you raise $2 million to see a movie version of? This is a tough one, as there are so many YA books I’d love to see as movies, many of which are already listed below (hooray!). If I could add another to the list, it would be: I’d pay serious money to see a big-screen adaptation...