See? Even non-YA people agree…

Taking a short breather from the land of tape and double walled cardboard:

Another writer friend, Valshamerlyn in Ireland has thought up a good plan to help spread the word about children’s …books. Not movies that pretend not even to be related to books.

I just want to look at screenwriters and say “SEE!? It’s not just the YA crowd who’s protesting here. The Clamor is Rising. Listen to us!!”Ann M. Martin said she’d NEVER write another book of The Babysitter’s Club after the series ended in 2000. NPR reports on what Ms. Martin is up to now — and they include a neat excerpt from her newest work!Alkelda’s asking some good questions about culture vulturing. Do we have the right to make every story part of our own? Where does one draw the line?

All right, break’s over. Back to the boxes.

About the author

tanita s. davis is a writer and avid reader who prefers books to most things in the world, including people. That's ...pretty much it, she's very boring and she can't even tell jokes. She is, however, the author of eight books, including Serena Says, Partly Cloudy, and the Coretta Scott King honored Mare's War. Look for the new MG, Go Figure, Henri Weldon in 1/2023 from Katherine Tegen Books.


  1. Thanks for linking! I’m glad you’re taking your desk.

    I’d love to see more original movies made. Movies written by good writers, not based upon any existing novels, and just good in their own right(s). If those movies are set in outer space, so much the better.

    I’m rooting for a Justice League movie written by Joss Whedon…

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