Yeah for Contemporary YA!

Found a great article this morning that gives me – a writer of contemporary YA – reason to be giddy! I love this genre. I don’t write about creatures or invented worlds. My stories are set in places that could be just down the road from you.

I had an agent tell me that “I really enjoyed your writing, but I’m afraid that I wasn’t sure in the end how I would help this stand out in the big splashy way contemporary YA is having to these days.”

Sigh.I don’t think I’ll ever be a “splashy” writer. But in the end it didn’t matter because I found an editor who loved the story and I just signed the contract this week – so my brand -new, maybe not-so-splashy book will still be published. So I appreciated the insight of this article and thought I’d pass it on to you –

Advocating for Contemporary YA Lit

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