Jessica Schein
Omnivoracious Editor
Jessica Schein wrote and illustrated her very own feline love story at the age of 6, which thus began her short but illustrious picture book career. When she realized that her stick figure illustrations wouldn’t cut it she turned her attention toward reading, and has been a dedicated booklover ever since. Her literary taste is varied and includes young adult and middle-grade fiction, literary fiction, nonfiction, and cookbooks--into which she doodles about her (often unsuccessful) attempts following a recipe. Follow her on Twitter.

Recent posts by Jessica

New Hunger Games Movie Trailer Released

Sure Sunday is the Superbowl (Go Giants!) but for me all that football throwing will be secondary, because I'll still be gushing over the second Hunger Games trailer that released this morning. Have you seen it yet? No joke, I've watched it five times already and as soon as I'm...

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YA Wednesday: Best of the Month in Young Adult

Happy February! Personally, I love the beginning of every month. Not only are there days of possibility ahead but we get to unveil the books we're most excited about--a.k.a. our four Best of the Month in Young Adult picks. As always it was tough to choose a spotlight title but...

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YA Wednesday: More Young Adult Award Winners

Earlier this week, the winners of the American Library Association (ALA)'s top children's and teens awards were announced at their annual midwinter conference. It's the most exciting day of the year for those of us who love kid's lit as the Caldecott, Printz, and Newbery are akin to the film...

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YA Wednesday: Margaret Stohl Interviews Jennifer E. Smith

In case you missed it, we're pretty much snowed in here in Seattle, which means two very wonderful things: working from home and catching up on my reading list (not at the same time of course). So early this morning, as the flakes piled up, I burrowed under my covers...

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YA Wednesday: Our Exclusive "Why We Broke Up" Video

If you're home this week or at work but doing very little, I highly recommend you check out this video of Daniel Handler asking passersby in New York's Grand Central Station about their experiences with love, and more to the point, breaking up. Why, you wonder? Because the hilarious Handler...

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An Exclusive Interview with Amanda Hocking

Last month we asked Omni readers to submit questions for an interview with Amanda Hocking, the very successfully self-published author of the Trylle series. Now signed with Macmillan, Switched will be out in paperback in January, followed by Torn and Ascend in February and April. To celebrate the publication of...

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YA Wednesday: A Conversation with Maggie Stiefvater

Back in May at Book Expo America (BEA), the publishing industry's biggest conference, our own Seira Wilson spoke with Maggie Stiefvater, who was about to close out her New York Times best-selling Wolves of Mercy Falls series with the publication of Forever in July. At the same time, Seira got...

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Best Young Adult Books of the Year

Let's face it: young adult lit isn't just for young adults anymore. It seems like every few months there's an article about how the genre is growing, and hits like Twilight and The Hunger Games are now popular with twenty & thirty-somethings, moms, dads, and even grandparents. So what does...

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YA Wednesday: Chatting with Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver first appeared on the YA lit scene in 2010 with Before I Fall, which was a New York Times best-seller as well as one of Amazon's top 10 books for young adults last year. In 2011 she doubled her output, releasing the first in a new young adult...

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YA Wednesday: Markus Zusak's Favorite Literary Characters

I've not yet met a person who hasn't been totally floored by Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. It is--in one word--extraordinary, and Amazon customers agree. The novel currently has more the 1,000 five-star reviews. So what makes The Book Thief special? First off, it's narrated by Death (no easy feat),...

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