Hey YA

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Extra Credit: Must-Read Fantasy Series

Jenn Northington of Get Booked and SFF Yeah fills in for Eric to talk about two must-read fantasy series!

Episode 72The Baby-Sitters Club Adaptation is Everything

Kelly and special guest Amma Marfo talk about Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club.

Episode 71.5Extra Credit: Katie Cotugno and the Rules for Being a Girl

Eric is joined by Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of novels like 99 Days, and recently, Rules for Being a Girl with Candace Bushnell, to talk favorite backlist titles and what it's like working with a legend.

Episode 71It’s a Cookie Conspiracy

Eric and Kelly talk about YA books where the setting is almost a character in and of itself, as well as highlight their summer YA TBRs.

Episode 70.5Extra Credit: Queer YA With Leah Johnson

Kelly and guest YA author Leah Johnson highlight excellent backlist queer YA books.

Episode 70This Podcast Is Anti-Racist

Eric and Kelly dig into anti-racist YA books and then highlight YA books with food covers that make for delicious reading.

Episode 69.5Messy, Compelling Queer Characters with Lev Rosen

Kelly and YA author Lev Rosen talk about Far From You by Tess Sharpe and dive deep into queer characters who get to be messy.

Episode 69Don’t Make a “Niccceeee” Joke

Eric and Kelly explore summer YA books, as well as highlight incredible new and upcoming queer YA books.

Episode 68.5Extra Credit: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Jamie Pacton

Eric is joined by Middle Grade and Young Adult author Jamie Pacton, to talk about her recent release, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly.

Episode 68On YA “Boy Books” and Driving In The Midwest

Eric and Kelly discuss the problematic idea of "boy books," highlight recent YA with male leads, and dream up surprise books from favorite authors.

Episode 67.5Extra Credit: (Almost) Entirely Historical Fiction with Jordyn Taylor

Eric is joined by Jordyn Taylor, author of forthcoming The Paper Girl of Paris, to talk about World War II YA novels, her debut novel, and two of their favorite backlist picks. 

Episode 67Cinnamon Roll Characters

Eric and Kelly talk about YA Star Wars books and feel-good YA books.

Episode 66.5Extra Credit Humor Reads

Kelly recommends three must-read backlist female-led YA titles that are laugh-out-loud funny.

Episode 66I’m The One Pushing This Agenda

Eric and Kelly talk about YA takes on Shakespeare, as well as offer up some great sports books for YA readers.

Episode 65.5Extra Credit: THE MOTH DIARIES with Samantha Mabry

Is it or is it not a vampire book? Kelly and Samantha Mabry talk about THE MOTH DIARIES by Rachel Klein.