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Steph Bowe · 3d ago

Interview with Pip Harry, author of Because of You

I know I never stop talking about the sheer wonderfulness of Australian contemporary YA, but I am genuinely astounded at the number of truly gorgeous novels written in this country for teenagers. Because of You by Pip Harry is one of them. It's a nov...
Steph Bowe · 1W ago

We might be young, but we're not stupid

Originally published on Birdee Mag in July 2013.Recently I had an article published in the Sun-Herald called ‘Parenting advice from a teenager’.Now, hear me out: I don’t think teenagers are ...
Steph Bowe · 2W ago

Stop buying stuff, you crazy kid!

You can buy the exact right combination of things – the perfect pair of jeans, a brand new phone, that very specific eyelash plumping mascara that costs $72 because it’s got that name in nic...
Steph Bowe · 3W ago

Are you too afraid to fly?

I’ve got this theory that everyone is at their peak when they’re a baby, brand new (I have no evidence to back this theory up. It really can’t be proved).You’re full of magic! There is so mu...
Steph Bowe · 1M ago

Everybody's Faking It

There are many things I like about reality. Like Icy Poles on hot days, the smell of rain on dirt, and when the public transportation system runs on time.There are other things that I don’t ...
Steph Bowe · 1M ago

The Worst Generation Ever

Every couple of months a story runs on an evening current affairs program about how the current generation of teenagers is out of control.They get a bit of footage of 18 year-olds stumbling ...
Steph Bowe · 1M ago

The upside of video gaming

Growing up, I obsessively played the video game The Sims.And by ‘growing up’ I mean I played it a great deal from the age of about 8 all the way through until yesterday, when I played it for...
Steph Bowe · 1M ago

I'm not impressed by remarkable youth

People are always so impressed when young people accomplish great things. If you do something cool and you happen to be a kid, the attention isn’t focused on whatever cool thing you've done,...
Steph Bowe · 3M ago

Guest Post: The YA Character Trope is becoming extinct

I first met Tamasine Loves at a writing event I presented at in Melbourne several years back, so it's awesome to be be hosting a guest post from her today as part of the blog tour for her debut YA novel, Remhurst Manor. She's an Australian author who...
Steph Bowe · 4M ago

NIGHT SWIMMING publication day!

I'm incredibly thrilled that my third YA novel, NIGHT SWIMMING, is published in Australia and New Zealand today! It's a novel I'm really proud of, and that I really enjoyed writing - and I hope you enjoy it, too.If you're in Brisbane on April 4 (tomo...