~* YA Highway is excited to announce seven new additions to the blog! *~
You'll probably recognize these fabulous writers from around the blogosphere.
Please help us welcome our new contributors!
Amy Lukavics lives for dark contemporary. She is certain that the Lady Gaga song "Hair" was written for/about her and loves cooking, horror movies, sour candies (or any candies really,) playing the Xbox 360, and being a Mama. She is represented by Joanna Stampfel Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary
Phoebe North writes stories about aliens for teenagers from her home in New York state. She loves both Star Trek and Star Wars and doesn't believe you should ever have to choose. She is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary.
Sarah Enni is a full-time journalist living in Washington DC who preempted her quarterlife crisis by writing about paranormal goings-on involving teenagers. She gets a bit too competitive about things like Mario Kart, Taboo, and multi-player Tetris. In 20 years, she hopes to be hand-making letterpress cards in her used bookstore-coffeeshop-wine cafe.
Stephanie Kuehn is a YA writer living in Northern California and still waiting to grow up. She loves sports, languages, Santa Cruz, autumn leaves, stone fruit, and anything that can make her laugh out loud. In literature and life, she is drawn to realistic worlds and under-represented voices.
Sumayyah Daud is a 21 year old English literature student (of the medieval and early modern variety). She lives in the first and most relevant district and when she isn't studying or writing, she's attending to her cylon storm trooping duties. She also plans to one day own a hairless cat named Minion.
Veronica Roth is the 22-year-old author of DIVERGENT, a NYT Bestselling YA dystopian thriller published by Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books. She's also a graduate of Northwestern University, a Chicago-suburb resident, a Christian, and A Tall Person, among other things. She is represented by Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary
"But wait," you say. "That's only six. Who's the seventh?"
Well, she doesn't have a name yet, but...
everyone at YA Highway is overjoyed to welcome Leila's new baby girl, who arrived June 10th-- about five weeks early! Mom and baby are both doing great.
Congratulations, Leila, and to all of our fabulous new contributors: we're so glad to have you!