Welcome to another end of the week, friends! Let’s get to procrastinating.
A romance writer wrote her book in a tire store, and the store’s staff are now her biggest fans.
Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen is getting the YA treatment.
Check out these 21 great horror novels written by women. (Related: I recently bought 3 different Shirley Jackson books to rectify that hole in my reading history.)
A group of queer POC romance authors have put together an online community and database.
This is a great piece on Gayle Forman and the music in her latest novel, I Have Lost My Way.
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: The new, intense, Avengers: Infinity War trailer; a possible Clarissa Explains it All reboot; and an interview with the Love, Simon writers.
Here’s an official Cloak & Dagger trailer. Posh saw the premiere at SXSW and reassures me that I will love this show, so I’m excited.
Netflix did a study on the effects of 13 Reasons Why.
More Love, Simon:
- An interview with Clark Moore (Ethan).
- Buzzfeed interviews Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford while they play with puppies.
The Revengers are back in action! Tessa Thompson has signed on to join Chris Hemsworth in the Men in Black spinoff/reboot/remake/whatever.
Amy Poehler’s directorial debut, Wine Country, will air on Netflix. (Featuring a dream SNL cast of Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey, and Tina Fey.)
Social Media Things
1/ Bear with me, I've got something to say about @lovesimonmovie and some of the pushback I've seen on it from some LGBTQ adults. This is not an indictment on anyone, just felt it was important to share as someone who literally works in LGBTQ youth suicide prevention.— Calvin (@calvinstowell) March 20, 2018
And for those who like animal dress-up (*raises hand*):
"Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter." pic.twitter.com/hIlh7RwSBW— Fluff Society (@FluffSociety) March 19, 2018
Besame's Agent Carter-inspired makeup line will be available April 23.
Researchers have been asking kids to draw a scientist since the '60s. Representation matters, y’all.
Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!