Heidi Broadhead
Omnivoracious Editor
Heidi Broadhead and Paul Hughes are in the second year of raising their first child, Silas, amidst piles of well-loved books. Silas is displaying early tendencies toward bookishness--pulling paperbacks out of the family's old-style library spinner, flipping through board books (usually upside-down), or pointing at Where the Wild Things Are and shouting "dot!." Heidi and Paul persist in their constant reading of novels, short stories, poetry, chapter books, graphic novels, plays, books about farming (Heidi), books about politics (Paul), online comics, blogs, blogs, and more blogs…(in fact, Heidi is set on demolishing the cliché that new parents don't have time to read. Don't blame it on the kid, man.)

Recent posts by Heidi

TemptedHON

YA Wednesday: The Bella Twins and Walt Whitman

John Green, on Paper Towns winning the top spot on YALSA's Teens Top Ten List for 2009, "You're telling me that, in a popularity contest, my book about Walt Whitman beat out Stephenie Meyer's book about hot vampires?" From this...

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Penny cut

YA Wednesday: Mummy Love

This week, gamer staple Penny Arcade offered their prediction for the next wave of teen-monster love: Click to see the full comic. Quick links... Author Terry Pratchett and playwright Mark Ravenhill have collaborated on a stage adaptation of Nation, and...

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YA Wednesday: Beautiful Creatures (again)

Last week, I used "Beautiful Creatures" as a title, forgetting entirely that a book by the same name is coming out this December, and it looks great: And here's another trailer. And another. Read the blog. Quick links... Libba Bray,...

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Wickedlovely

YA Wednesday: Beautiful Creatures

I know. I know. Another Leviathan post. I've just finished chapter four, and can't wait to find out what happens when Prince Alek (of the clankers, who fight with fantastical machinery) meets Deryn, a girl pretending to be a boy...

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Tattoo

YA Wednesday: Crashed, Crushed, and Tattooed

Out this week: Crashed, book 2 in Robin Wasserman's Skinned Trilogy, about a girl who dies in a car crash and is reborn as a machine. I haven't read the books, but I'm liking this trailer: And for readers looking...

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Gothiccastle

YA Wednesday: Going Bovine, Going to a Wedding

Libba Bray's Going Bovine: not so much a trailer as a cow-on-the-town mini tour. If the book is as funny as this video, I'm in: Quick links... Fans begged author Beth Fantaskey for a sequel to her 2008 book Jessica's...

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V1n1

Determined Indeterminacy: Q&A with Fence Editor Rebecca Wolff

In 1997, Rebecca Wolff got a few friends together at her apartment to talk about starting a magazine. Carolyn Crumpacker, Jonathan Lethem, Frances Richard, Matt Rohrer, and Wolff drafted a manifesto for an art/lit/criticism mag called Fence. In their words:...

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YA Wednesday: Gowns and Monsters

A few days ago, I was sorting through my August books and came across The Monster Variations: This was a happy find: Daniel Kraus has not only written a small-town literary thriller with cinematic action scenes, he's nearly written a...

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Everythingsucks

YA Wednesday: Those Marvelous Flying Machines

Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, a high-flying, around-the-world adventure novel set in 1914, is due out in just a couple of months. It's one of the books I'm most looking forward to this fall (especially after learning about these German dirigibles). Westerfeld...

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YA Wednesday: The Treasure Map

We're melting here in Seattle. Today we hit a record high of 102 degrees! Guess I'd better run over to Nordstrom and pick up one of these cool summer tees--but which team to choose? (via The Puget Sound Business Journal)...

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