Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Musings: Do you know other authors?

One of the most fun things about being a YA author is getting to meet lots of other authors whose books I've read and enjoyed.

My writer friends are spread all over the country, and all over the world, but I am lucky enough to cross paths with them at conferences, book fairs, writing retreats and all manner of fun book-related events.

The community of people who write for children and young adults is really amazing! Through the wonder of the internet, we can stay connected through blogs and social networks even when we can't see each other in person.

These are just a few of my writer friends, from various genres. If you haven't read their books, you should definitely check them out!

Laurie Calkhoven: Laurie writes the adventure-packed historical fiction series Boys at Wartime, featuring Daniel at the Siege of Boston, Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, and Michael at the Invasion of France.

Helen Frost: Helen is a poet, picture book author and novelist, author of Keesha's House, Hidden, The Braid, Step Gently Out, and more.

Bethany Hegedus: Bethany writes middle grade novels, like Truth with a Capital T and Between Us Baxters. Her first picture book is due out soon, too.

Malinda Lo--Malinda writes exciting fantasy adventures, like Ash (a Cinderella retelling, with a twist!) and it's seequel, Huntress.

Marie Rutkoski: Marie writes exciting fantasy, too. Her newest book is called The Shadow Society.

Eliot Schrefer-- Eliot writes lots of things, but especially YA fiction. I got to read Eliot's new book Endangered, about a girl trying to save bonobos (endangered apes) in the Congo, before it was a book! It'll be out in stores very soon.

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