One of the neatest things I did during RWA 2009 was to connect with other YA authors.  I participated in two different breakfast meetings, but I also met so many other YA authors along the way.  It seems there are more of us now and the networking is ramping up.  The report on young adult chapter of RWA is good – we are close to being official.

A YA novel even won the overall First Book category in the RITA – or published competition:  Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs.  This book was also nominated for the YA category, which was won by Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore.  I’ve read both of these and they’re great.  The third novel in the category was How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro, which I’m going to pick up soon. Hope you all put them on your to-be-read list as well.  In the future look for the winner of the unpublished YA Golden Heart Award, Stage Fright by Shoshana Dawn Brown.

Way to go ladies!


About Laurel Wanrow

Magic. Nature. Adventure.

Posted on July 21, 2009, in RWA, YA Novels. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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