Phew the last two days were a blast. I particpated in a fabulous panel over on the Romance Divas Forum. The YA Panel called From Acne to Zombies.
The panel was made up of published YA authors who let us pick their brains for 2 whole days. They answered questions about their writing processes, how they got their agents, how long before they got agents, they talked about POVs, characters, settings, timelines, blogs/websites and many, many other topics.
They were so informative and nice! And trust me they didn’t just give one or two word answers, they went into great detail. It was nice as an apsiring author to be able to talk with them and ask questions and get a feel for the industry and what to look forward to through the agent/publishing process.
Oh and in case you’re curious here is a list of the fab authors who participated: Carrie Ryan, Lara Zielin, Linda Gerber, Saundra Mitchell, Brenna Yovanoff, Shannon Delany, Beth Fantaskey, and Rhonda Stapleton.
And I recommend checking out their books! These are some awesome ladies!
Oh and as a bonus, I won a critique of my first 3 chapters and synopsis from the fabulous Rhonda Stapleton! Woohoo!
Can’t wait until next years Not Going to Conference Conference (and in case you’re wondering what exactly that is), it’s an online conference for those of us who can’t make it to RWA Nationals. And it’s totally free! So til next year!