Authors to follow on Instagram


Who here has an Instagram account? I bet you ALL do, right? Are you following your favorite author yet? (For the record, mine is Kiera Cass!) Below I have collected a few authors of interest to you that you might want to follow if you aren’t already.

  • Felicia Day– this chick is really cool and you haven’t heard of her yet, where have you been? She has a new book out called You’re Never Weird on the Internet which we have in Print, CD Audiobook, Downloadable Audiobook, and eBook. I’m really glad she authored a book so she could be included in this list.
  • Kiera Cass– my favorite (and yours, right?) Kiera’s IG is not being used as an advertising tool. She shares personal family pictures, day to day life pictures, bookish pics, food pics, animal pics, bible journaling pics, you name it. Kiera writes The Selection series, as well as some other standalone novels.
  • John Green– this list would not be complete without native Hoosier John Green. Author of SEVERAL novels, John Green’s books have also hit the big screen. John’s IG account is a mixture of publicity shots, travel, food, etc. No discernable theme, just lots of random. #DFTBA
  • T. Michael Martin– another Indiana author, Martin’s IG account is a random mix of all kinds of things. You might know Martin through his “How to Adult” vlogs.
  • Saundra Mitchell– Who knew that Indiana had so many great authors?! Saundra’s IG account is also a mix of dog pics, personal pics, food pics, bookish pics and more. Did you know Saundra is also a gamer?

Who do you follow on IG? Leave us a comment and let us know who your favorite IG accounts are!


Author Interview, Jay Coles, Part 5

Join us as we continue our interview with Jay Coles


Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

I’d like to write a sequel to the Growing Feathers. I think there’s still something about Wesley that remains untold. Or who knows maybe I could write the sequel in Marco’s perspective–or Rachel’s.

If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novels or getting them published that you would change?

I would probably be more submissive to publishers (while not relying so heavily) for when they ask me to rewrite whole passages. (Haha!) But, other than that no, not really. Though, I am working on a second edition to The Growing Feathers–STAY TUNED!

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?text2

First off, thank you so much for your support and your readerhood or fanhood it makes my heart smile so big knowing my stuff is being read. I wouldn’t have ever dreamed of any of this. Keep reading and shining on. Also, don’t be afraid of contacting me. You can email me or stay updated with me on social media.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

Email, twitter, or my upcoming revamped website, which I’ll be releasing soon!

And now, before you go, how about a snippet from one of  your books that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

Here’s my favorite quote from “UNDER THE LIGHTS” that will surely get you thinking, heads spinning, and hearts pounding. “Our lights will one day go out, and in the end, there will be nothing anymore.”

We hope you have enjoyed this fifth and final installment of our interview with Jay Coles.

Have a question or comment for Jay Coles? Leave a comment!


Tech Tips: Follow our blog on feedly!

feedlyToday I want to share with you a nifty way to follow our blog with a tool called feedly.

Not only can you follow blogs like the Teen Scene with feedly, but you can also follow your favorite news publications, websites, and youtube channels.

It also allows you to organize what you follow by category. Do you want to group all your music sites together, all your crafting sites together, and all your youtube vids together? Now you can with ease!

Feedly keeps track of what you have read and you can save things for later if you aren’t in the mood for them right now.

Feedly also has an app for your mobile device(s), so you can take it with you wherever you go.

It’s really easy to use. Simply copy and paste the website URL into the search box on the top right corner. You may also do general searches to try to find what you are wanting to follow. Then follow the prompts.


This is a fun site to play around with. If you visit a lot of different webpages, this is a nice way to organize them and have them on your device(s) when you are on the go. This is by far my favorite site to use to follow other blogs and webpages. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of it. Want to see more recommendations like this in the future, leave a comment and let us know this was helpful to you.


Need help practicing for that interview?

Are you writing your first resume or cover letter? The library has a free to use database to help you out!

careerCareer Transitions:   This database provides help for job seekers by offering a one-stop career guidance center to help you find sustainable employment. Includes interest discovery tools, a career explorer module, resume and cover letter builders, and a job search center using postings from major job boards and government listings. It even has an interview simulation!

If you do this from home, you will need your library card number and your pin number to log in. Type your whole library card number in and the pin should be the last 4 digits of your card number (unless you have changed it).