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Richard Fifield is a master storyteller and fierce defender of arts in Montana. In addition to being a novelist, he designs spaces for underrepresented voices to be heard. For silence to be broken. In this conversation, Richard describes his process for writing his latest young adult novel, The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton, a book which explodes the genre with a “rural approach that’s not condescending.” Pulling from his own life of growing up gay in small-town Montana, Richard’s messages are passionate and heartfelt. He wants the forthcoming generations to know their worth, make their voices heard, resist the common run, and burn it down.

Running Press

“Plenty of romantic moments will make starry-eyed readers swoon”

―Kirkus Reviews

Anna’s older sister (and idol), Storm, has just died in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation. Anna is completely lost until she finds her sister’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her memory by trying to complete it. She and her neighbor (and sister’s lifelong best friend) Cameron set off on an epic cross-country journey (#9: Road Trip!) to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town.

YA Novel Features Overweight And Gay Teens

Apr 14, 2016
You and Me and Him, by Kriss Dinnison
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Maggie and Nash are outsiders: She’s overweight. He’s out of the closet. They’re best friends, and they’ve helped each other survive their small-minded small town. But when Tom moves to Cedar Ridge at the start of the school year they have something unexpected in common—feelings for the same guy.

During this program, YA author Charlie Price talks about and reads from his fifth novel Dead Girl Moon. He also shares information about his teaching career, which included working with troubled teens.

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