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?”

Advice on Getting Published from a YA Editor and Author, Part I

Author Joseph Bruchac and Publisher Stacy Whitman share advice on writing and getting published.

People of Color in Once Upon a Time

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman reflects on the representation of people of color in the TV show Once Upon a Time

Read three chapters from Killer of Enemies!

Read three chapters from Joseph Bruchac’s latest release, Killer of Enemies.

Out TODAY: Awakening and Hammer of Witches!

Tu Books is excited to announce the release of our two new spring titles: AWAKENING by Karen Sandler, and HAMMER OF WITCHES, by Shana Mlawski.

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part V: Diversity in Genre Fiction

New Visions Award writing contest finalists share their thoughts on diversity in science fiction and fantasy for young readers.

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part IV

In January we announced the finalists of our first New Visions Award, a new writing award for a debut author of color for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these talented finalists on our blog as they answer questions about what inspires them, the writing […]

Cover Design 101: Hammer Of Witches, and the Pros of Illustrated Covers

We’re so excited about the upcoming release of our new YA historical fantasy Hammer of Witches! In this post, Tu Books Editorial Director Stacy Whitman discusses how she and the designer came up with the final cover: Historical fantasy can be tough to market. You have to show that, despite being steeped in research and history, this is an […]

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part III

New Visions Award writing contest finalists answer the question: What has been your experience writing from a different cultural background that may be unfamiliar to most young readers?

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part II

Last month we announced the finalists of our first New Visions Award, a new writing award for a debut author of color for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these talented finalists on our blog as they answer questions about what inspires them, the […]

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