Monday, March 29, 2010

Guest Post from Judith Graves! Author of Under My Skin

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!

An Ode to the Class of 2k10

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 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 About The Book:
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:


  1. As a member of the Class of 2K10, I totally echo Judith's sentiments. It's a crazy journey, so it's really great to have wonderful people, like Judith, along for the ride!

  2. @JuJu Thanks for stopping by!

    @Shari Thank you also for stopping by. I think that the support network you guys were able to form is wonderful!

  3. Like Shari, I must agree with all of Judith's praise for our Class of 2K10. I am so fortunate to be a member of this group of wonderful authors. Thanks, Judith, for highlighting us.

    Kristina McBride

  4. I'd like to add a hurrah to these comments and this great post - my 2k sisters and brothers have given me a whole new community of friends - as well as a growing bookshelf of great new books!

    Thanks for the post and your lovely blog - Janet

  5. I'm another 2k10er who would like to add my thankfulness here. It's been such a great joy to walk through this new experience with such an awesome group of people!

  6. Thanks so much to all the 2k10er's for stopping by and showing some love to Judith!