Category: DiversiTheme

Apocalypse Fiction and Disability

Today, we interrupt our scheduled programming for a special guest post by Holly Kench! Holly is one of the editors of the upcoming Defying Doomsday, a project we at DivYA heartily support. So have a read and be sure to check out this wonderful anthology. Apocalypse fiction rarely includes characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments. […]

Place and Displacement, some thoughts about identity

Today, the fabulous Moira Young joins us for some musings about identity and writing. Moira is from Vancouver, BC and now lives in the UK. A former actor and opera singer, her debut novel, Blood Red Road, first in the Dustlands trilogy, was published in 2011 to international acclaim and awards. The last part of […]

DiversifYA Returns!

Friends, Romans, Countrymen… you may have noticed our long and unexplained absence. Perhaps you mourned our regular interview posts which once diversified your morning reads. Perhaps you wondered where that mostly-persistent Twitter voice went. We’re sorry. There’s been a fair bit of life stuff happening for your DiversifYA team: book sales, book releases, WNDB efforts […]

Ring out the old, ring in the new

Dearest readers, I’ll be honest, I planned to write this post weeks ago! But things have been happening in diversity land — due to a certain We Need Diverse Books fundraiser — and frankly, I’ve been swamped. Which is exactly the reason for this post. Over this past year, we’ve had *many* *amazing* posts. Interviews, […]


Last week, I think, I said something about how we rarely ever do cover reveals here on DiversifYA. And honestly, we try to focus on interviews above all. They’re our core business after all. But sometimes, just sometimes, very special things happen. UNDER THE LIGHTS was one of them. This is another. Because as you may […]

UNDER THE LIGHTS, cover reveal!

Today, we have a first for DiversifYA: a (partial) cover reveal! More specifically, the cover for UNDER THE LIGHTS, the fantastic sophomore novel by long-time DivYA supporter and all around Queen of YA Dahlia Adler. UNDER THE LIGHTS is probably one of my favorite things Dahlia has written, not in the least because of Josh 😉 […]

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