Helena Fox lives by the sea in Wollongong, Australia, where she runs creative writing workshops for young people. She’s a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Helena has traveled and lived all around the world, but of all her adventures, working with young ypeople and helping them find and express their voice has brought her the greatest joy. How It Feels to Float is her debut novel.
#ReadPrideAndBeyond with these books!
This Pride Month, we’re celebrating with books that highlight extraordinary LGBTQ+ stories. Funny, heartbreaking, suspenseful, romantic – there’s a little something for everyone on this list, so scroll down on for some of our favorites and #ReadPrideAndBeyond all year long! Plus, don’t forget to enter our sweeps to win a stack! Click here to enter our #ReadPrideAndBeyond … ContinuedSee More
The 8 Books Your Bookstagram Needs this Fall
Whether you’re snapping away with the iPhone XS or hipster-ing your way through life with a polaroid camera (kidding but you get the gist), every reader tries their hand at bookstagramming at some point. And we love it! So, we’ve gathered a few of our recent fav photos on bookstagram to round up a few autumn-y … ContinuedSee More
Books to add to your summer TBR ASAP
If you are COUNTING. DOWN. THE. DAYS. until summer then you’re not alone, and we’ve got some reads you should add to your summer TBR asap. If I’m Being Honest by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley This is THE SUMMER READ. If you’re packing up to go to the beach, you had best make … ContinuedSee More
14 Books to Read During Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we find that books can not only help us understand or sympathize, but can often help us talk about difficult topics. Here are 15 books to read this month to help start a conversation and #endthestigma. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Aza is trying. She is trying … ContinuedSee More
Top 5 Writing Tips…from Debut Authors!
Any aspiring writers out there? We see you! And we something super exciting to share today. You’ve probably noticed a lot of amazing debuts hitting shelves this year. In fact, had a whole #NewBooksNewVoices celebration! Now, those authors are here to share with you their absolute BEST writing tips! Laura Sibson, author of The Art of … ContinuedSee More
Every Book Hitting Shelves this May!
You may want to take at these a–may-zing May reads! 5/7: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox – Biz knows how to float. But after what happens on the beach–first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, … ContinuedSee More
Cast Your Vote for the Best Bookish Moments of 2019!
2019 has been a FULL of heart-stopping moments in the book world. Frank stole our hearts in Frankly in Love. The plot twist at the end of The Beautiful left us SCREAMING. Ruta Sepetys made us sob with yet another masterpiece, The Fountains of Silence. This is Penguin Teen: Best Bookish Moments of 2019, and the vote is up to YOU! Meet … ContinuedSee More
Read an interview & excerpt with the author of HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT
It’s excerpt time! In honor of our #NewBooksNewVoices celebration, Helena Fox, author of How It Feels to Float is answering our questions and sharing some insider info on her publishing journey! Read her interview below and scroll down to read an excerpt of her debut novel. Q: What are your top three absolute FAVORITE reads? A: … ContinuedSee More
A book lover’s holiday gift guide!
Presenting: the holiday gift guide you should give to the friends & family of all book lovers. If your reader loves FANTASY… Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an … ContinuedSee More
Meet the Author: Helena Fox!
This summer on Penguin Teen, we’re celebrating all the amazing debut books hitting shelves and the incredible authors who wrote them! This week we’re reading Helena Fox’s How It Feels to Float. Helena Fox’s stunning, lyrical debut will leave you absolutely breathless. But why should we tell you about it when the author is here to tell … ContinuedSee More