I'm so excited to have Judith here today and guest posting on the blog! I can't wait to get my hands on her brand new book "Under My Skin." Let's give her a big welcome and see what she has to say!
Hey Kris – you asked me to guest post about the ups and downs of writing Young Adult books. Well, I hope you don’t mind if I’ve gone on a bit of a tangent. Writing is one thing, getting published is another – but promoting a debut novel is…whoa. I’m so lucky my journey isn’t made alone. Not only do I have amazing family and friends to give me moral support and ply me with coffee, I’m also a member of the Class of 2k10.
2k10 is a collective of 23 debut YA and MG authors. The Class program was started in 2007 by author, Greg Fishbone. And man, that guy is brilliant! There really is strength in numbers. It’s tough to balance all the promotional stuff with works in progress, edits, day jobs and oh, yeah – your life. Having a core group of authors all facing similar challenges has been invaluable.
We share the highs and lows of launching our writing careers, promote each other’s events, and pool our talents to pull off a few cool events as a group (like our NYC tour in May during Book Expo – watch http://www.classof2k10.com/ for more details).
I encourage upcoming authors to investigate the various author groups out there. It’s just smart – where there was one voice, there will be many. And if the fates are with you, you’ll make a few writer buds along the way.
All her parents wanted was for Eryn to live a normal life...
Redgrave had its share of monsters before Eryn moved to town. Mauled pets, missing children.
The Delacroix family is taking the blame, but Eryn knows the truth. Something stalks the night. Wade, the police chief's son and Redgrave High's resident hottie, warns her the Delacroix are dangerous. But then so is Eryn - in fact, she's lethal.
But she can't help falling for one of the Delacroix boys, dark, brooding - human Alec. And then it all goes bad.
A normal life? Now that's the real fairytale
Thank you again for joining us here! I hope everyone will go out and get this one...I know I will! If you'd like to know more about Judith and her book check out her website: http://www.judithgraves.com/