As I mentioned previously, I recently signed three new clients, and I’m certain they’re all going to be stars. Over time, I have no doubt you’ll come to know them very well, but until then, I thought you might enjoy reading a few posts and interviews with them. Any editors seeing this, feel free to get in touch if you think you should be on my submission list!
Susan Adrian is an author of young adult books of all shapes and sizes. In the past she worked in the fields of exotic pet-sitting, clothes-schlepping, and bookstore management, and has settled in, mostly, as a scientific editor. She currently lives in the wilds of Montana with her family, and keeps busy by learning Russian, eating chocolate, and writing more books. You can visit her website at http://susanadrian.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @susan_adrian. Check out her guest blog on Stacked, “So You Want To Read YA?”:
So you’re an adult—even a thirty- or forty-something credit card-carrying adult—and you’ve heard about this Hunger Games thing. Maybe you even tried those books, and you thought they were pretty (darn) impressive. More real, vivid, and intense than the books you’ve been reading. Different. You wander into the crowded young adult section, ready to sample something else.
And then you hide your face and walk quickly the other way, because (a) there are so many choices, and so many of them have vampires or headless teens or dead girls in dresses, and (b) there are actual teens there, and that’s just all kinds of scary. Yikes.
Alexandra Duncan, meanwhile, is a librarian by day and writer by night. Her debut novel, SALVAGE, is coming in 2013 from Greenwillow/HarperCollins. She’s also the newest member of the Friday the Thirteeners group blog, and will be tackling a Truth or Dare on their blog on May 1st!
Finally, judging from her web hits, you may know Krista Van Dolzer and her blog Mother. Write. (Repeat.) even better than you know me, but for you newcomers to the party, check out this great interview with her on Amy L. Sonnichsen’s site.