Young Adult

Cover Reveal: THE REBELS OF NEW SUN

by Michael Kinch on August 24, 2012

The Rebels of New SUN is book-3 in The Blending Time trilogy published by Flux Books.  “Rebels” in is the editing process at the moment, but will be available in paperback or e-book at the end of 2012. Meanwhile, here is a sneak peek at the cover: (click on thumbnail for full size image)   [...]

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Love Triangles vs Star-Crossed Lovers

by Michael Kinch on April 4, 2012

In a recent dystopia discussion on Twitter, people brought up the love triangle in The Hunger Games involving Katniss and her two guys. Some liked the triangle concept, others, um, not so much. In my own dystopias (THE BLENDING TIME; THE FIRES OF NEW SUN; and the forthcoming THE REBELS OF NEW SUN) I prefer [...]

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Fantasy vs. Reality in Y.A. Novels

by Michael Kinch on November 24, 2011

I have a love-hate relationship with Fantasy. I loved the world of fantasy as a child. Dragons, witches, ghosts, werewolves, things that go bump in the night. But I also got kicked in the teeth when I discovered the world of fantasy and magic lay beyond my flesh-and-blood life. When I discovered Santa was not [...]

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What’s Going to be the new Trend in YA?

by Michael Kinch on November 13, 2011

When I wrote the first book in my Blending Time trilogy, the agent liked it because the dystopian genre was wide open. Little did I know that The Hunger Games would open a Pandora’s box of dystopian of dystopain novels. At the time my agent said he was getting to many queries about vampire and [...]

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