Lots of you have asked me about critique groups for teen writers, so I'm really excited to share this bit of news with you:
Also, this round's contest is still opened, so don't miss your chance to try out the first 100 words of your manuscript on multi-published authors Christa Allan and Betsy St. Amant. Click here for more details on this round's writing contest.
News from our community:
From Alyssa Liljequist: I was the grand prize winner in the first quarterly Euterpe YA Short Story Contest! My e-book, Deadly Delirium, releases on February 24, 2012. I was interviewed on the Euterpe blog here. You can buy a copy of Deadly Delirium here.
If you maintain an active blog and would like to interview me, please leave a comment on my blog: http://mylifewithamission.blogspot.com/. Thanks!
Way to go, Alyssa!
Katelyn Whitley: I'm in the process of re-writing the first 3 chapters of my unfinished novel, Endangered. Once I do that, I plan on writing a few more chapters, then editing those.
Roseanna M. White just signed her first 3-book deal, with Harvest House Publishers, for the Culper Ring Series. Beginning in the Revolutionary War and going through the War of 1812 and the Civil War, these historical romances follow the nation's first spy ring as they quietly fight for the country they love.
I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek at the first book, and I can't wait for her to write the next two!
If you have news you'd like to share with us - finishing revisions on your novel, finishing your website, sending in your first query letter - email me at Stephanie(at)GoTeenWriters.com with "News Day" in the subject line.
Have a great Thursday, everyone!