Tell us about yourself. Who you are, and what you write! Tell us anything you want us to know. :))
So, to help break the ice with introductions, I'll begin:
I'm Candy, and I'm from Brenham, Texas. I write a little of everything, from Picture Books to Adult Non-Fiction. I have lots of irons in many fires. I love reading and writing YA because it can be racy, yet safe and romantic, yet innocent. I am in love with writing, blogging, tending to my roses, teaching yoga, and being a mom. I'm also a huge fan of the Starbucks Cafe Soy Misto. (And one day, I want to have lunch with Janet Evanovich.)
I left teaching to stay at home with my son eight years ago. I started writing as an outlet, my body was exhausted every day but my mind was left spinning. I wrote my first book (now in a box in the attic where it belongs) over a few years when I got the free time between my son and my newborn daughter. A couple years ago I started my YA novel, writing it a completely different way, and am almost to the point of queries. Now that my kids are both in school, I am going back to teaching so I will now be a part time teacher and part time writer, pretty ideal :)
It's nice to meet you, Ren! Congrats on your (very soon!) future graduation. What an accomplishment! Welcome to the group, and we look forward to getting to know you better! :))
Hi Ren ~ welcome to the site and the group! :) Congrats on your grad ~ I'm interested to hear more about the 3 ideas you've been thinking about, and I'm the same: I go where the idea leads me. :) I look forward to getting to know you better. :)
Hi, I'm Tarah. I live in Northampton, MA with my daughter, dog, and cat. I received my M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Florida in 2008, but since then, I've discovered my love for writing YA lit. I finished a novel that I'm querying, so that's very anxiety inducing. But I decided to dive right into my next novel, which is a YA paranormal thriller/horror, and I'm having fun with it. I'm excited to connect with other YA writers!
Hi, Tarah! It's so nice to meet you! Feel free to start a discussion if you'd like. It seems we're a little busy lately, but we love connecting with other YA writers, too! Jump on in. :))
Hello all! I'm Jacynth Rich, and I'm writing my first young adult novel. It's tentatively entitled UTTERANCE and I'm blogging the first draft as I pen it down.
When I'm not dealing with the labor pains of fiction writing, I work as a grant writer in the Bay Area. I write under a pseudonym , am totally addicted to Twitter right now, and am looking forward to learning from others in this group!
Hello all, I'm Chenoa Fawn and I've just joined She Writes. I write across genres and muse about the journey over at: http://chenoafawn.wordpress.com/ Stop by and say 'hi' :)
Welcome, Jacynth & Chenoa to the Writers for Young Adults! I plan on taking a tour of your blogs soon. Please feel free to start a discussion on our main page. Keep in touch, and let us know if you have any questions. :))
i'm farzana and a member of multiple other groups on She Writes. i am considering an idea for a YA book - really just mainly notetaking and researching right now but thought i could get my feet wet by learning about the field first through this medium. i'm looking forward to learning from you all!
I'm Lisa Terry. Newspaper owner and editor and former print journalist. I have two teen-ish girls and a dog and a cat. My sister says that I love writing YA so much because I never grew up. I don't think she means that as a compliment but I take it as one. I love reading YA, the classics (especially mythology), and (sitting here trying to pinpoint another genre) all kinds of things. I love the beach and it will probably always be lurking somewhere in all of my books. I finished my first novel, White Star, a little over a year ago and I've done a little bit of querying with no bites so far. Query letters are so hard to write.
I see that the last entry here was in August last year, so I'm hoping this group hasn't died out.
Edit: LOL that was the oldest entry. Forgive my blunders as I learn my way around this site.