Category Archives: Tu Books

Anything related to our Tu Books imprint, publishing books for older readers with a focus on speculative fiction.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part II

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

M.K. Hutchins Blog Tour: On Mythology, Maya Culture, & More!

Learn more about debut author M.K. Hutchins (DRIFT), mythology, and worldbuilding with this series of posts for her DRIFT blog tour.

Out today: Drift and Rebellion

Tu Books is excited to announce the recent release of two new YA books today: DRIFT, by M.K. Hutchins, and REBELLION, by Karen Sandler.

Submit Your Novel to Our New Visions Award for New Authors of Color

Submissions are now OPEN for Tu Book’s New Visions Award, a writing contest for middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novels by a writer of color.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding After the Apocalypse

Tu Books editor and publisher Stacy Whitman shares some tips for good worldbuilding in post-apocalyptic stories.

Where are the people of color in dystopias?

Librarian Sarah Hannah Gómez analyzes depictions of diversity in today’s biggest dystopian books, TV shows, and movies.

Ask an Editor: Villain POVs

Tu Books editor and publisher Stacy Whitman discusses writing and reading the villain POV in a story.

Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?”

Cover Design 101: Drift

The cover reveal for Drift, our new YA high fantasy story coming in May!

Cover Design 101: Rebellion (Book 3 in the Tankborn trilogy)

In this Cover Design 101 post, Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman shares the process of creating the cover of Rebellion (Book 3 in the Tankborn trilogy)


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