Following a Twitter discussion about the above (these days, most things in my life happen as a result of Twitter discussions) – and the wonderful UKYA author Keren David finding a GoodReads featuring someone looking for UK-set YA novels and being recommended Swallows & Amazons and Harry Potter –
I set up UKYA, a blog to celebrate and catalogue (sort of) UKYA books.
I wanted to have a central hub where people could go to find UKYA books by theme and location. Keren and Susie Day, another wonderful UKYA author, help me set it up and now I mix posting details of UKYA books new and old (in no particular order, just those I happen to come across) and guest posts from authors and bloggers.
I’d actually really like to expand the guest posts and have the site be more active – the UKYA community is so vibrant and diverse, I’d love the site to reflect that – so if anyone reading this post would like to write something for us, we’d love to have you!
Keris Stainton is the author of three UKYA novels – Della Says OMG!, Jessie Hearts NYC, Emma Hearts LA – with (she hopes) more coming soon. She’s addicted to tea, American TV, and Twitter.