Ultimate YA

Ultimate YA is an organization that promotes young adult literature (YA lit) and reading. We feature one YA lit author per month. Each feature includes a short bio of the author, as well as fun facts and an interview. 

In addition to our features, we post quotes and memes of the week that relate to books, writing, and/or reading. We also post anything else that we find interesting regarding reading and writing.

Are you interested in being a guest blogger? If so email ChinLin at chinlinpan@ultimateya.com.

If you are an author and would like to be featured, send an email to lizmiller@ultimateya.com. If approved, then pay here for the feature.
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Thank you to Toni De Palma for being this month’s Featured Author!

If you want to keep learning more about her and her work, check out her website! You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter

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Hi everyone!

All the articles for the month of August have been posted! Also, due to a change in staffing, the September issue will be late. The anticipated release date will be the 14th of September, rather than the usual 4th. Stay tuned!

A reminder:

Ultimate YA is free this year and next year. Email lizmiller@ultimateya.com for your copy!

Note: all back issues cost $5, so order your free copy today! (Current issue: August)


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Don’t forget to Check out this months Ultimate YA for our Featured Author! But don’t worry if Poetry is more your style we have the Poet’s Corner too!

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Want to know Toni De Palma’s favorite place and time to write? Want to know which scene in her new book was the most fun to write? Find these answers and more in our interview with Toni De Palma in our magazine! 

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1. I grew up over a candy store.
2. Saturday Night Fever was filmed in my Brooklyn neighborhood and I once caught a glimpse of John Travolta’s ankle.
3. I won a dance contest at my local mall when I was sixteen.
4. I once found a twenty dollar bill stuck in a tree branch. Who says that money doesn’t grow on trees?
5. During a fifth grade trip to the Statue of Liberty, my wrap around skirt fell down while I was looking up. Luckily, the rest of my classmates were looking up too :)
6. I love pizza so much I kept a blog about it called The Pizza Diaries.
7. Sometimes I put a tiny cape on my dog and pretend he is a superhero, because, of course, he is :)

Toni De Palma is the author of two published middle grade novels, including Under the Banyan Tree. The Devil’s Triangle is her first paranormal YA novel in The Devil Series. The Devil’s Temptation, will be released in 2014. She holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She lives in New Jersey with her family.



Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]




Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]