Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Final I Love Dark YA blogfest
On to the blogfest! Today we're posting about the dark YA novel that we're most looking forward to. That's a tough one for me because there are so many fantastic dark YA authors out there. I'm forever keeping an eye out for anything by Ellen Hopkins or Laurie Halsey Anderson but the one that really comes to mind is the one author that hasn't released a YA fiction novel yet. I recently had the pleasure of beta reading for a dear friend, Christine Fonseca (you may know her from her outstanding non-fiction work that was traditionally published). And I've got to tell you peeps, she is an absolutely dynamic writer. Her stuff is wonderful dark, just the way I like it. But just like other dark YA authors, she is having trouble getting agents who are willing to take the risk on it. The market is rough right now, agents aren't willing to take a risk, yada, yada, I know, I know. But this lady's work is so remarkable that the fact that her work wasn't snatched up immediately, shakes my faith in the traditional publishing world.
But I know how hard it is for dark YA to break onto the scene and I know Christine won't give up. Which is fabulous for you lovely people because believe me, you will love this lady's novels. Good things are coming her way very soon, I can feel it. ;)
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Go Christine! She sounds like a great writer! Can't wait to read her work when it's published :)ReplyDelete
Wow, she sounds great! I'll look for her work.ReplyDelete
(And now I'm going over to your blog, Heather, to see what took precedence. . . hmmmm, what could it be??)
Awe, THANK YOU GUYS!!! I am beyond excited for 2012 and can't wait to share more news too. HUGS!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Christine! Sounds like she's got a winner, woo hoo!ReplyDelete
Christine is a great writer and person! I like dark YA when I get the chance. Lauria HA is a favorite.ReplyDelete
Way to go Christine! And Heather, thank you for the great support of great authors.ReplyDelete
What a sweet post. I believe Christine will make it, too. She's so dedicated and such a talented writer!ReplyDelete
I hope Christine will keep going and not give up.ReplyDelete
Jess, you definitely will not be disappointed!ReplyDelete
Linda, you're welcome. You'll love her!
Christine, you're very welcome my dear! I can hardly wait for you to share your news too. :)
Kittie, she absolutely does!ReplyDelete
Lydia, so very true. Her novels deserve to be in print!
Karlene, any time. :)
Lin, she has a powerful spirit. I have no doubt she will!