New client!

March 3rd, 2009 • Kate

Ok, who took the day? It was right here in front of me a minute ago, I swear, and now it’s gone. Fess up. Was it you?
Well, it’s gone now. I hope someone somewhere is putting it to good use. I was all set to make some exciting announcements, too, like the expansion of the kt literary stable of authors — wow, ok, sorry guys, that makes you sound like ponies. Where was I?
Right! Please welcome Amy Spalding, author of the debut novel Ink Is Thicker Than Water! This is a contemporary YA novel with a an incredibly natural feeling non-nuclear family. And that’s all I’ll say until the Publishers Marketplace blurb! Except this — for all the interest in paranormals, I still believe there’s a strong market for contemporary YA — something a teen can read and see themselves in, without needing to suspend their disbelief. Like Maureen Johnson, E. Lockhart, and a lot of Meg Cabot.
Who are some of your favorite contemporary teen novelists?

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8 Responses to “New client!”

  1. Julia Says:

    Besides those you have mentioned, I love Catherine Murdock and Sherman Alexie.

  2. Julia Says:

    Oh -congrats to you and to Amy!

  3. yellowbrick08 Says:

    Congrats to you both on your partnership. Look forward to hearing good news about Ink Is Thicker Than Water.

  4. lotusloquax Says:

    Congrats to you and Amy. My fave contemporary YA are Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot.

  5. Carrie Harris Says:

    Yay for Kate and Amy!
    I'd add John Green to that list.

  6. Amy Says:

    Thanks, Kate, and everyone else! I responded on Facebook but I meant to here as well.
    My picks for contemporary YA, outside of the already-mentioned Johnson, Lockhart, and Cabot would be Sara Zarr and John Green.

  7. Trish Doller Says:

    I agree with all the people mentioned so far, and will add Elizabeth Scott.

  8. yza Says:

    I have just read a hysterically funny/heartbreakingly good book by John St John (Freak Show). I think it may be his first YA, so he is someone to look out for. Aside from that, Judy Blume is timeless. At the risk of being hit with rotten tomatoes, the teens at the school where I work have been giving Gossip Girls and its clones a pass. Libba Bray has a waiting list that will probably over-run the semester. We had to fight to keep John Green on the shelves (Looking for Alaska) but once he survived the challenge, we had to get another copy. His waiting list will probably surpass the semester too. Scott Westerfield is great and so is Justine Larbasliester (sorry if I just murdered her name.).