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Author Spotlight: Sarah Wathen

This re-awakens a desire to continue my Happy To Share column. Look for the next installment soon. There is nothing like bonding with a group of likeminded authors.

YA Author Rendezvous

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Written by L J Higgins

It’s time again to meet one of YAAR’s talented authors! Today we interviewed Sarah Wathen, author of the Catchpenny Series.

  1. Tell us about your Catchpenny Series.

Catchpenny is an offbeat romance—one novel released in 4 serial parts. The original title was Wicked Lover, and that’s exactly what Meg Shannon is…in all of the ways you might interpret such a phrase. She’s in her senior year of high school, so imagine the consequences of playing that role. Meg has plenty of enemies and slut shame is a big theme. She does find love, yet finding her true worth as a human being is the ultimate quest. In that way, it’s also a coming of age story.

  1. Why did you release it as a serial?

I had intended it to be a pretty short read in the beginning. My first book, The Tramp, is part of a…

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New Year Resolutions

Originally posted on YA Author Rendezvous:
Written by Jeffrey Collyer Okay. So it’s the New Year, and everyone is making resolutions, right? Goals for the year ahead. Well, not me! That’s always been me, anyway: the scrooge of New Year. Why make a resolution I’m only going to break in a few weeks? Two weeks,…

Lessons Learned from Authors

Originally posted on YA Author Rendezvous:
Written by Paul Briggs Most of what I know about writing I learned from other writers. Sometimes they were literal teachers — my creative writing instructor at Washington College was a novelist named Robert Day — but usually I learned from reading their works and seeing what they did…

From Bookworm to Social Butterfly

Originally posted on YA Author Rendezvous:
Written by Julie Tuovi The eReader was a great invention for YA fiction-addicted adults everywhere—for those who dared read that awful Twilight gender swap book without getting flack from coworkers! In PRE eReader days, there was no hiding your reading preferences from the lunchroom crowd: your cover was right…