Sarah Nicolas

Sarah Nicolas is a recovering mechanical engineer, library event planner, and author who lives in Orlando with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua. Sarah writes YA novels as Sarah Nicolas and romance under the name Aria Kane. When not writing, they can be found playing volleyball or drinking wine. Find them on Twitter @sarah_nicolas.

10 Quotes From BLOOD WATER PAINT That Feel Like a Gut Punch

Blood Water Paint is a feminist AF Young Adult novel in (mostly) verse by Joy McCullough. Here are ten short quotes from the book.

Authors Lend Their Storytelling Talents to #secondcivilwarletters Hashtag

In mocking response to a conspiracy theory, authors and many others tweeted #secondcivilwarletters to home and loved ones.

What the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Name Change Means—And What It Doesn’t

The name of an award that you didn’t even care about two weeks ago was changed. That’s it.

I Can’t (Won’t) Separate the Art from the Artist

"Why are so many people willing to offer up these victims as sacrifices to 'great artists?'"

12 Audiobooks To Listen To On Your Work Commute So You Can Sound Smart

Nonfiction audiobooks that will teach you a little about a lot of subjects, including biology, history, politics, physics, economics, and social science.

30 Quotes About Poetry

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." - Rita Dove

What Library Staff Members are Reading This Week

I walked around my five-floor downtown library and asked all my fellow staff members what they're reading right now. From board books to classics to science fiction and heavy nonfiction, there's a book for everyone.

50 of Our Favorite Library Quotes About How Awesome Libraries Are

A public library is the most democratic thing in the world. What can be found there has undone dictators and tyrants. –Doris Lessing

100 Must-Read Young Adult Science Fiction Books

If you're looking for some great young adult science fiction books, here are 100 of the best novels YA sci-fi has to offer.

25 Of The Absolute Best Cozy Mystery Series

This list focuses on the best cozy mystery series with two or more published books available, featuring authors like Agatha Christie and Ovidia Yu.

Ernest Cline is Writing a READY PLAYER ONE Sequel

Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, said he is working on a sequel to the book, which is being adapted to the big screen by Steven Spielberg.

Gifts for the Power Readers in Your Life

Searching for the perfect gift for an avid reader? Here are 10 suggestions for the best bookish Christmas, Hanukkah, or holiday presents for power readers.

12 Audiobooks to Listen to During Holiday Chores

We spend a lot of time during the holidays cooking, cleaning, and doing other chores. Keep your mind occupied with these audiobooks.

Must-Read November New Releases

Rioters recommend the November new releases they're most excited for!

12 Books to Get You Through NaNoWriMo

Whether you're a NaNoWriMo veteran, newbie, or deciding whether or not to participate, here are 12 books to get you through National Novel Writing Month.