Whereabouts in the world are we from…

Hey guys!

So over the next couple of weeks we want to take you on a trip. We’re going to tell you a little bit about where we’re from and show you some snapshots…

*grabs passport and toothbrush*


Megan Orlowski-Russell

I’m from everywhere. I grew up in Upstate New York, but since my real people job is acting, I tend to move cross country every few months. Right now I live in Denali National Park in Alaska. It’s amazingly beautiful, and I get to spend a whole summer performing and writing in the land of the midnight sun.

I’ve also spent a lot of time in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Arizona. But if you look in my novel The Tethering, due out September 18th from Silence in the Library Publishing, you will see that I will always be a north eastern girl at heart. The best thing for me about writing is that my work and the community of writers that I have been lucky enough to become a part of travel with me wherever I go. Even if I can never figure out what time zone I’m in.



Vincent Morrone

 Picture it. Brooklyn. 1971. It seemed like a normal day, but unbeknownst to many, the world’s food supply was about to come under threat. A baby was born. Just in time for dinner. That should have been a sign.

I grew up in Brooklyn. Within weeks of being born, we moved into the house I’d spend my entire childhood in. This was considered the Marine Park/Midwood area. I went to school about 3 blocks from home, where I had a real stranger/danger moment growing up. I used to hang out at Kings Plaza or on Kings Highway. For high school, I attended Midwood, right near Brooklyn College and spent plenty of time at the junction when I should have been in class. (Shh!)

About 14 years ago, my wife and I decided to move upstate to Saratoga Springs. We love it up here. We’re near the famous Saratoga Race Tracks, which we’ve never been to, as well as SPAC. (I’ll be seeing KISS there this Summer!) As much as I love it up here, I do miss Brooklyn Pizza!

me as a kid wbrooklynpizza16





Here’s what I want to know…

Is your hometown famous for making a certain type of food? I’m from Lancashire and we’re famous for our Hotpot. It’s so good. Let me know in the comments what food(s) make your town/city special?

We’re back!

We’re back and we have a new name, a new look, and a fabulous new schedule!

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Because we hail from all around the globe, we’ve called ourselves World of YA.  We’re excited to be back and want you to celebrate with us, so come back later in the week for entries into the giveaway, and to find out where each of our contributors call home.

In the meantime, leave us comment telling us where you’re from. Also, what you’d like to see more of here at World of YA.




Due to the closure of our publisher, YArush is temporarily down while we restructure, re brand, and move forward. We’ll be back soon, bigger and better than ever!


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