Eric Smith

Eric Smith an author, blogger, and literary agent based in Philadelphia. When he isn’t busy trying to discover new books, he sometimes tries to write his own. Blog: Eric Smith Twitter: @ericsmithrocks

A Reading List from Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana

A look at the literature referenced in the new denut YA novel Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana

By the Cover: Meet Kirk Benshoff, Graphic Designer & Art Director for Orbit Books, Yen Press, Redhook, & More

Eric Smith talks with book designer and art director Kirk Benshoff about what goes into making a great book cover.

Read This, Then That: The Trouble With Destiny, and Other Young Adult Novels You’ll Ship (Because They Are On Boats, You See)

Dig into THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY and other YA books that are set aboard or feature boats and ships.

By the Cover: Meet Vanessa Han, Freelance Designer

There’s a lot that goes into the production of the books you love, you know, in addition to all the ...

By the Cover: Elizabeth H. Clark, Associate Art Director at Roaring Brook Press & FSG

There’s a lot that goes into the production of the books you love, you know, in addition to all the ...

Read This, Then That: The Love That Split the World and Other Unique Time Travel Books

In Emily Henry’s debut Young Adult novel, The Love That Split the World, we’re introduced to a young girl that ...

A Spoiler-Free, Book Lover’s Guide to Life is Strange

Late last year, a number of Young Adult authors were swooning over the video game Life is Strange, an episodic ...

By the Cover: Adam Silvera and Liz Casal + More Happy Than Not Paperback Cover Reveal

There’s a lot that goes into the production of the books you love, you know, in addition to all the ...

By the Cover: Meet Will Staehle, Freelance Designer

There’s a lot that goes into the production of the books you love, you know, in addition to all the ...

By the Cover: Meet Regina Flath, Senior Designer at Simon Pulse

There’s a lot that goes into the production of the books you love, you know, in addition to all the ...

A Reading List from Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

“Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until ...

Music, Mixtapes, & (Life’s) Mysteries: What to Read While Waiting for The Big Rewind

A few weeks ago, the folks over William Morrow dropped an ARC of The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore in the ...

Read This, Then That: An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes and Other Geeky YA

A few months ago, I met Randy Ribay, the author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, for a cup ...

Read This, Then That: The Oyster War & Other Non-Fiction Reads

I feel like I’ve been waiting for The Oyster War by Summer Brennan for a while. I suppose that’s the ...

Five Creepy YA Anthologies to Prepare You For Halloween

Sometimes, I miss the days of reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, armed with nothing but a flashlight ...

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