Deborah edited children's books for ten years, until she switched sides and became an author. Now she is an award-winning author of books for young readers, including the teen novels HONK IF YOU HATE ME and BIG MOUTH and the newly released WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES. (You can check out her books here.) Deborah has a master's degree in American literature and a fascination with pop culture, she sculpts stories from extreme events and places— tattoo parlors, fast-food joints, and, most extreme of all, high schools. Deborah is also the founder of the writers' advice website DearEditor.com. (Which is full of great advice! You can even submit a question.) She lives with her husband and triplet sons (THREE boys all the same age, YIKES) in San Diego, California. Sometimes she blogs about living with triplets.
So here are the details on her newest book.... It's a hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction.
With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how it fits the style that appeals to young readers? WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps of writing a YA novel, from developing an idea to publication.
- Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice
- Tips for submitting manuscripts
- How to break into the flourishing young adult market
With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.
Now if you'll remember, I said that Deborah is some kind of awesome....When I told her I was going to do a post about her book she sent me a link for you...It's a YA Writing Cheat Sheet. How awesome is that? And if you are on the ball tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27th you can register for her FREE webinar. See What I mean about her awesomeness? I'm registering for sure!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll click on the links and check out Deborah and her newest book: WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES. (Maybe I'll see you at her webinar tomorrow.)
I hope you are having a great summer!