Lisa Burstein

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Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of Pretty Amy, The Next Forever, Dear Cassie, Sneaking Candy, The Possibility of Us and Again. As well as a contributor to the essay collection, Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.
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YA isn’t NA: How Increased Sexuality in Books is Changing Genre Expectations

I feel like before I start this post I need to mention that in addition to writing Young Adult, I write New Adult. I also write erotic romance under a pen name. I am not against having graphic sex in books, BUT I am against having it in every book.

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“Unfortunately, I am only myself.”
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“Unfortunately, I am only myself. I am scared and alone and unsure, but I am practicing. I am scared and alone and unsure, but that doesn't mean I always will be.

Like AJ repeating words, I can repeat being me, until I start to believe it.”
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“If bitching were karate, my mother would be a black belt.”
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“I used to be nice, but nice was boring. Nice hadn’t gotten me anywhere.”
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“I plunged into him, kissing him like I was flame and he was wood, our tongues igniting”
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Glenn Russell Thanks for being friends on Goodreeads, Lisa!

message 18: by Thomas

Thomas Thanks for becoming a friend! Congrats on your book success. :)

message 17: by Ugbomeh

Ugbomeh Thanks for being there

message 16: by Vish

Vish Thank you so much accepting my request..:)

message 15: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Lisa...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 13: by Best

Best Thanks for accepting, Lisa!
PRETTY AMY rocks! <3

message 12: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Lisa! Thanks for friending :)

Savannah Lisa, thank you for the friendship.

message 10: by Jen

Jen Hey Lisa,

Thanks so much for the friend invite. Can't wait to read your book and the cover is so pretty (loving the blue dress and sandals).

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) Thanks for adding me! Love the cover for your book! Such a pretty color dress. Look forward to reading it ASAP!

Yayanime hiya Lisa(: Thanks for the add! I think books have a way of bringing people together and I am totally looking forward to hearing what your book opinions are. Talk to ya later!

message 7: by Jade

Jade Hey Lisa! Thanks for the add! TFiOS is amazing :D

Taznim hi Lisa,
thanks for the add,i'm looking forward to reading your book!!!!

Kathryn Hey Lisa! Thanks for the friendvite! I look forward to discussing books with you. I also want to invite youto check out my blog that I do with two book loving friends.

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you

Melissa Hi Lisa -- thanks for the friend request! I love The Handmaid's Tale too! Have you read Unwind by Neal Stephenson (sp?). It left me with the same can't-stop-thinking-about-this-book aftertaste, but it's YA.

Looking forward to sharing books with you!

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Kat Thanks so much for friending me!

Kindred Dreamheart

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Lisa! Best of luck with your work!


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