To my friends at St. Leo University

Posted: March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Last night we had a fantastic panel of YA authors to speak at St. Leo University.  L to R we have: Jessica Brody (author of, among other things, UNREMEMBERED and UNFORGOTTEN), Jessica Khoury (author of ORIGIN and VITRO), Amy Christine Parker (author of GATED and the forthcoming ASTRAY), Anna Banks (author of OF POSEIDON, OF TRITON and OF NEPTUNE), me (author of the Vamped and Latter-Day Olympians series) and Christina Farley (author of GILDED).

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We talked about books, the process, publishing in general and answered some wonderful questions from the audience.  The rest of the YA Chicks tour continues today (without me, because work, work, work).  However, you can catch us all at a free one-day workshop this weekend at the Orange County Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32801 from 9 am to noon:

Strengthen your writing this spring by delving into plot, characterization, world building and looking at a story from an agent’s point of view. Eight authors have banded together to provide attendees with insights in how to strengthen their craft to stand out in today’s crowded market. This workshop will focus on middle grade and young adult writers, but all are welcome.

Instruction provided by: Amy Parker, Christina Farley, Lucienne Diver, Vivi Barnes, Jessica Souders, Anna Banks, Jessica Brody and Jessica Khoury. Presented in cooperation with the Florida chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

As for our talk last night, below are some links I promised to provide:

Author Marketing Expert website with a subscription link for their newsletter

My article on finding an agent with links to my posts on querying (parts 1, 2 and 3)

The Great Agent Hunt

My overall list of articles, blogs, etc.

Posts done for Magical Words, which is a fabulous website for writers/readers of sf/fantasy and horror

I hope you find these helpful, and thank you all for being such gracious hosts!

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