Where: Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY.
When: Sunday, September 16, 2012.
Who: Kat Rosenfield, Mariah Fredericks, Jillian Larkin, and Andrea Cremer (pictured below left to right.)
Andrea - "Outlines make me claustrophobic." She explained she is a jigsaw puzzle writer. She has scenes that inspire her and then makes the big picture fit.
Andrea - Rise, the sequel to Rift is coming out in January. In May 2013 she is co-writing a book with David Levithan about a boy who is born invisible and what happens when he meets the only girl who can see him. In the Fall of 2013 her first book in a new Steampunk series is coming out and she is also working Erotic Romance for adults set in the Nightshade world.
Jillian - Is working on a Dystopian trilogy and an early Middle Grade Horror Fantasy.
Kat - Finished the first draft of her second novel.
Mariah - Pointed out that YA first started out with "best friend" books. People asked why YA is all so frothy, why aren't important issues being tackled? There will also be criticism to what is out there. It's easy to criticize anything when it comes to young women. "It's not the subject, it's how you handle it."
Jillian - Feels that people want to jump on something without knowing anything about it. She was criticized for putting smoking and drinking in her book, but she is being historically accurate. Critics feel that we don't want kids doing it so no one should write it
Andrea - Feels that most of the criticism is targeted at young women. She relayed a story where a publisher or book store owner (I can't remember) conveyed her concerns about sex in a book. She was more concerned if it was consensual than if the female was forced because women are not supposed to want to have sex. She also pointed out the feeling by some that it is okay for Katniss (Hunger Games) to be a killer, but it wouldn't have been okay if she was a sexual person as well.
~This giveaway is for the books pictured. All books are signed! I am giving away five (5) prizes.
1. Signed copy of Rift by Andrea Cremer.
2. Signed copy of Diva by Jillian Larkin
3. Signed copy of The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks
4. Signed copy of Amela Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield.
5. Signed copies of Nightshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer.
~The first winner will pick their first choice. Second winner picks from the remaining prizes and so on.
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