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We Are YA

By Penguin Teen

You've heard from young adult authors on social, now hear what they really have to say! Join Penguin Teen staffers for conversations with the diverse authors who make up the modern YA community on We Are YA, presented by Penguin Teen.
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Creepy Tales Episode #2: The Snake

We Are YAOct 27, 2020

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Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 10 - The After Party!

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 10 - The After Party!

Join guests Jonetta Kaiser and Kieron Moore, along with author Richelle Mead for a full recap of Vampire Academy season 1. From beloved couples to shocking deaths and laugh out loud moments, we chat about what could be next for your favorite characters.
Nov 04, 202201:21:32
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 9 - Recapping Ascension

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 9 - Recapping Ascension

The heart-pounding finale of Vampire Academy season 1 is here! We're going indepth with Richelle Mead on all the big moments, the most shocking twists, and who makes it to the end alive.
Oct 28, 202201:03:49
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 8 - Recapping Darkness

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 8 - Recapping Darkness

This week, Daniela Nieves and André Dae Kim join us to talk all about their character's star crossed love, fighting with *literal* fire, and just how extreme those costumes were!
Oct 21, 202201:11:46
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 7 - Recapping The Trials

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 7 - Recapping The Trials

This week on the Vampire Academy Recap podcast, show creators Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre chat with Richelle Mead for the first time. We break down the shocking moments of The Trials, including controversial alliances, romantic stumbles, and we ask your fan questions!
Oct 14, 202201:20:38
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 6 - Recapping Beyond the Wards

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 6 - Recapping Beyond the Wards

This week on the recap of Peacock’s Vampire Academy, some relationships thrive...while other struggle to survive! Rose, Lissa, Dimitri, and Adrian go looking for answers, while Victor and Sonya face political challenges.
Oct 07, 202201:01:05
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 5 - Molnija: Recapping Episode 6

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 5 - Molnija: Recapping Episode 6

This week on Peacock's Vampire Academy, the Royal tour proves to be as dangerous as expected, and Rose and Dimitri get MUCH CLOSER! Join us on the podcast recap with our very special guests Sisi Stringer, Kieron Moore, and Richelle Mead.
Sep 30, 202201:08:26
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 4 - Near Guard, Far Guard : Recapping Episode 5

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 4 - Near Guard, Far Guard : Recapping Episode 5

Near Guard, Far Guard took us on a journey, with swoony romantic moments followed by tragic betrayals with devastating consequences. Join Richelle Mead and Penguin Teen as we dry our tears and talk about the latest episode of Peacock's Vampire Academy book
Sep 23, 202251:00
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 3 - Welcome to St. Vladimir's Recapping Episodes 1‚Äď4

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 3 - Welcome to St. Vladimir's Recapping Episodes 1‚Äď4

The first four episodes of Peacock’s Vampire Academy series have officially released, and we have SO much to talk about! Join Penguin Teen and author Richelle Mead as we dive into the characters, the locations, the twists and turns - we’re going to cover it all.
Sep 16, 202201:08:25
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 2 - Is it Getting Hot in Here?

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 2 - Is it Getting Hot in Here?

This week, we're looking back at the final three books in the Vampire Academy series, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice and digging into all the revelations, stunning betrayals, and big series moments (SPOILERS!). We’ll also dive into just how dedicated Vampire Academy fans are and hear from some of you about YOUR experiences in the Vampire Academy family.
Sep 09, 202244:39
Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 1 - Back to the Beginning

Vampire Academy Recap Party: Episode 1 - Back to the Beginning

Join Vampire Academy author Richelle Mead and Team Penguin Teen for Episode 1 of a new limited season! We're going back to the start with a reread of Vampire Academy, Frostbite and Shadow Kiss and deep dive into favorite moments, characters and epic scenes. And we’re asking Richelle Mead ALL the must-know questions that readers are dying (undying?) to know!
Sep 02, 202201:04:38
YA Icons: Kristin Cashore

YA Icons: Kristin Cashore

Step into the Graceling Realm! Join YA icon Kristin Cashore for an in depth conversation about her writing and her new book: Winterkeep!
Jan 27, 202140:47
YA Icons: Sabaa Tahir - Part 2

YA Icons: Sabaa Tahir - Part 2

*SPOILERS!* Sabaa Tahir's iconic An Ember in the Ashes series is coming to an end and she's sharing her favorite scenes, character deep dives, and most heartbreaking moments with We Are YA. *SERIOUSLY, SO MANY SPOILERS!*
Nov 24, 202036:05
YA Icons: Sabaa Tahir - Part 1

YA Icons: Sabaa Tahir - Part 1

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with YA legend Sabaa Tahir as her An Ember in the Ashes series comes to an epic finale in A Sky Beyond the Storm!
Nov 23, 202058:23
Creepy Tales Episode #5: The Cabin

Creepy Tales Episode #5: The Cabin

Happy Halloween from Penguin Teen! ūüŹö Join authors¬†Kate Alice Marshall,¬†Lora Beth Johnson,¬†Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka for¬†a terrifying original short story and keep listening after the story to hear their inspiration for The Cabin.
Oct 30, 202019:02
Creepy Tales Episode #4: The Jar

Creepy Tales Episode #4: The Jar

Happy Halloween from Penguin Teen! ‚ė† Join authors¬†Natalie Mae,¬†Katie Alender¬†&¬†Krystal Sutherland¬†for a terrifying original short story and keep listening after the story to hear their inspiration for The Jar.
Oct 29, 202021:33
Creepy Tales Episode #3: The Woods

Creepy Tales Episode #3: The Woods

Happy Halloween from Penguin Teen! ūüĆ≤ūüíÄūüĆ≤ Join authors Ally Condie, Isabel Sterling & Sasha Laurens for a terrifying original short story and keep listening after the story to hear their inspiration for The Woods.
Oct 28, 202015:59
Creepy Tales Episode #2: The Snake

Creepy Tales Episode #2: The Snake

Happy Halloween from Penguin Teen! ūüźć Join authors Melissa de la¬†Cruz, Kat Ellis & Nina LaCour for a terrifying original short story and keep listening after the story to hear their inspiration for The Snake.
Oct 27, 202017:39
Creepy Tales Episode #1: The Staircase

Creepy Tales Episode #1: The Staircase

Happy Halloween from Penguin Teen! ūüéÉ Join authors David Arnold, Patrice Caldwell & Astrid Scholte for terrifying original short story and keep listening after the story to hear their inspiration.
Oct 26, 202024:46
Bookish Creators: ezeekat

Bookish Creators: ezeekat

Join Penguin Teen staffer James for a conversation with YA booktoker, Jaysen, from ezeekat!
Oct 09, 202026:24
YA Icons: Ally Condie

YA Icons: Ally Condie

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with YA legend Ally Condie on the 10th anniversary of her iconic MATCHED series.
Oct 08, 202021:08
New Fall Books: Jessica Goodman

New Fall Books: Jessica Goodman

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jessica Goodman about her new book They Wish They Were Us and the upcoming TV adaptation starring Sydney Sweeney and Halsey.
Oct 07, 202024:18
New Fall Books: Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf

New Fall Books: Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with Hayley Krischer, author of the new book, Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf.
Oct 06, 202023:06
New Fall Books: Candice Iloh

New Fall Books: Candice Iloh

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with Candice Iloh, author of the National Book Award long list selection, Every Body Looking.
Oct 05, 202024:45
Bookish Creators: treofpaperbacks

Bookish Creators: treofpaperbacks

Join Penguin Teen staffer James for a conversation with YA booktoker, Tre, from treofpaperbacks!
Sep 25, 202019:43
New Fall Books: Natalie Mae

  

New Fall Books: Natalie Mae  

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with Natalie Mae, the author of the new book, The Kinder Poison.
Sep 23, 202020:44
New Fall Books: Lori Goldstein

New Fall Books: Lori Goldstein

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with Lori Goldstein, the author of the new book, Sources Say.
Sep 22, 202027:10
New Fall Books: Arvin Ahmadi

New Fall Books: Arvin Ahmadi

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with Arvin Ahmadi, the author of the new book, How It All Blew Up.
Sep 21, 202027:40
Bookish Creators: Alexa Loves Books

Bookish Creators: Alexa Loves Books

Join Penguin Teen staffer James for a conversation with YA booktuber and bookstagrammer Alexa Loves Books.
Sep 18, 202027:42
New Fall Books: Aaron Starmer

New Fall Books: Aaron Starmer

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with Aaron Starmer, the author of Spontaneous and his new book, MEME.
Sep 17, 202025:01
New Fall Books: David Yoon

New Fall Books: David Yoon

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for a conversation with David Yoon, the New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love and his new book, Super Fake Love Song.
Sep 16, 202021:48
Krystal Sutherland: Taking Chemical Hearts from page to screen

Krystal Sutherland: Taking Chemical Hearts from page to screen

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Krystal Sutherland about the new film adaptation of her book, Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart.
Sep 15, 202024:11
New Fall Books: Ashley Woodfolk

New Fall Books: Ashley Woodfolk

Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Ashley Woodfolk, the author of the new series Flyy Girls.
Sep 14, 202026:28
Alok Vaid-Menon: Beyond the Gender Binary

Alok Vaid-Menon: Beyond the Gender Binary

Join host Anna Borges for a conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon, the author of Beyond the Gender Binary, part of The Pocket Change Collective series.
Jun 25, 202041:40
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Imaginary Borders

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Imaginary Borders

Join host Anna Borges for a conversation with Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, the author of Imaginary Borders part of The Pocket Change Collective series.
Jun 18, 202036:50
Adam Eli: The New Queer Conscience

Adam Eli: The New Queer Conscience

Join host Anna Borges for a conversation with writer, curator and activist Adam Eli, the author of The New Queer Conscience part of The Pocket Change Collective series.
Jun 11, 202022:32
Kimberly Drew: This Is What I Know About Art

Kimberly Drew: This Is What I Know About Art

Join host Anna Borges for a conversation with writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew, the author of This Is What I Know About Art part of The Pocket Change Collective series.
Jun 04, 202040:39
The Check In: Jesse from Bowties & Books

 

The Check In: Jesse from Bowties & Books  

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer James for an interview with YA booktuber Jesse from Bowties & Books.
May 01, 202040:57
The Check In: Jenny Torres Sanchez

The Check In: Jenny Torres Sanchez

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jenny Torres Sanchez, the author of We Are Not from Here.
Apr 30, 202018:25
The Check In: Jessica Goodman

The Check In: Jessica Goodman

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jessica Goodman, the author of They Wish They Were Us.
Apr 29, 202027:49
The Check In: Stephanie Perkins

The Check In: Stephanie Perkins

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Stephanie Perkins, the author of Anna and the French Kiss and There's Someone Inside Your House.
Apr 28, 202055:25
The Check In: Lora Beth Johnson

The Check In: Lora Beth Johnson

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Lora Beth Johnson, the debut author of Goddess in the Machine.
Apr 27, 202025:35
The Check In: Vicky Again/Vicky Who Reads

The Check In: Vicky Again/Vicky Who Reads

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer James for an interview with YA book blogger Vicky Again/Vicky Who Reads.
Apr 24, 202030:30
The Check In: Zan Romanoff

The Check In: Zan Romanoff

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Zan Romanoff, the author of Look.
Apr 22, 202030:36
The Check In: Rachel Hawkins

The Check In: Rachel Hawkins

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Rachel Hawkins, the author of Prince Charming and Her Royal Highness.
Apr 21, 202038:16
The Check In: Nina LaCour

The Check In: Nina LaCour

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Nina LaCour, the acclaimed author of We Are Okay and Hold Still.
Apr 20, 202025:11
The Check In: Adriana from perpetualpages

The Check In: Adriana from perpetualpages

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer James for an interview with Adriana, the YA booktuber behind perpetualpages.
Apr 17, 202034:34
The Check In: Andrea Tang

The Check In: Andrea Tang

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Andrea Tang, the debut author of Rebelwing
Apr 16, 202025:44
The Check In: Ash Parsons

The Check In: Ash Parsons

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Ash Parsons, the author of Girls Save the World in This One.
Apr 15, 202021:59
The Check In: Tyler Feder

The Check In: Tyler Feder

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Tyler Feder, the author/illustrator of the new graphic novel Dancing at the Pity Party.
Apr 14, 202022:56
The Check In: Astrid Scholte

The Check In: Astrid Scholte

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Astrid Scholte, author of Four Dead Queens and her new book The Vanishing Deep.
Apr 13, 202023:25
The Check In: Carmen from Tomes and Textiles

The Check In: Carmen from Tomes and Textiles

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer James for an interview with Carmen, the YA bookstagrammer behind @TomesAndTextiles.
Apr 10, 202042:41
The Check In: Julie Berry

The Check In: Julie Berry

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Julie Berry, the New York Times bestselling author of Lovely War.
Apr 09, 202030:23
The Check In: Amanda Joy

The Check In: Amanda Joy

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Amanda Joy, the debut author of A River of Royal Blood.
Apr 08, 202020:03
The Check In: Cameron Lund

The Check In: Cameron Lund

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Cameron Lund, the debut author of The Best Laid Plans.
Apr 07, 202018:18
The Check In: Patrice Caldwell

The Check In: Patrice Caldwell

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Patrice Caldwell, editor of the new collection, A Phoenix First Must Burn.
Apr 06, 202039:31
The Check In: Tochi Onyebuchi

The Check In: Tochi Onyebuchi

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Beasts Made of Night and his new book War Girls.
Apr 03, 202034:13
The Check In: Danielle Vega

The Check In: Danielle Vega

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Danielle Vega, author of The Merciless and her new book The Haunted.
Apr 02, 202042:18
The Check In: Marie Lu

The Check In: Marie Lu

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Marie, author of Legend, Warcross, and her new book The Kingdom of Back.
Apr 01, 202031:10
The Check In: Laurie Halse Anderson

The Check In: Laurie Halse Anderson

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak & Shout.
Mar 31, 202037:49
The Check In: Ruta Sepetys

The Check In: Ruta Sepetys

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray & The Fountains of Silence.
Mar 30, 202027:11
The Check In: Andrea Roberston

The Check In: Andrea Roberston

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Andrea Roberston, author of Forged in Fire and Stars.
Mar 27, 202029:38
The Check In: Jennifer Iacopelli

The Check In: Jennifer Iacopelli

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jennifer Iacopelli, author of Break the Fall.
Mar 26, 202036:25
The Check In: Natalie C. Parker

The Check In: Natalie C. Parker

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Natalie C. Parker, author of the Seafire trilogy.
Mar 25, 202029:50
The Check In: Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

The Check In: Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and the upcoming Time of Our Lives.
Mar 24, 202025:04
The Check In: Isabel Sterling

The Check In: Isabel Sterling

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Isabel Sterling, author of These Witches Don’t Burn and the upcoming This Coven Won’t Break.
Mar 23, 202018:44
The Check In: Jennifer Dugan

The Check In: Jennifer Dugan

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Jennifer Dugan, author of Hot Dog Girl and the upcoming Verona Comics.
Mar 20, 202022:33
The Check In: Melissa de la Cruz

The Check In: Melissa de la Cruz

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Melissa de la Cruz, author of Alex & Eliza and the new bestseller, The Queen's Assassin.
Mar 19, 202017:53
The Check In: Adib Khorram

The Check In: Adib Khorram

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay.
Mar 18, 202030:14
The Check In: Kat Cho

The Check In: Kat Cho

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Kat Cho, author of WICKED FOX.
Mar 17, 202026:59
The Check In: Randy Ribay

The Check In: Randy Ribay

We Are YA is going daily to keep you company in these days of social distancing. Join Penguin Teen staffer Felicity for an interview with Randy Ribay, author of PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING.
Mar 16, 202020:48
Living Multiple Identities with Namrata Tripathi

Living Multiple Identities with Namrata Tripathi

Namrata Tripathi on living multiple identities, the power of names, and her new publishing imprint Kokila Books
Nov 07, 201939:59
Good Sex in YA with Laurie Halse Anderson

Good Sex in YA with Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson on female pleasure, the end of hook-up culture, good anger, and her memoir SHOUT.
Oct 31, 201947:11
Is YA Losing Its Edge? with Amanda Joy

Is YA Losing Its Edge? with Amanda Joy

Amanda Joy on content warnings, Euphoria, "issue" books, what Glee would look like in 2019, and her book A River of Royal Blood.
Oct 24, 201942:53
Who owns #OwnVoices? with Kat Cho

Who owns #OwnVoices? with Kat Cho

Kat Cho on #OwnVoices, K-Dramas, gif vs jif, and her book Wicked Fox.
Oct 17, 201942:10
Taking the guilt out of guilty pleasures with Renée Ahdieh

Taking the guilt out of guilty pleasures with Renée Ahdieh

Renée Ahdieh on vampires, reclaiming pleasure, food writing, and her book The Beautiful.
Oct 10, 201932:01
The mental health crisis in YA with Nina LaCour

The mental health crisis in YA with Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour on mental health representation in YA and her novels Hold Still and We Are Okay.
Oct 03, 201944:14
Is social media bad? with Akilah Hughes

Is social media bad? with Akilah Hughes

Akilah Hughes on old-school YouTube, digital therapy, Neopets, toxic comment sections, and her book Obviously: Stories from My Timeline.
Sep 26, 201957:39
Finding joy with Gabby Rivera

Finding joy with Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera on writing for Marvel, being a queer joyful Puerto Rican from the Bronx and her book Juliet Takes a Breath.
Sep 19, 201934:47