Hi there everyone, Paul here with a guest post from YA author Jessica L. Jaster as we kick off the Follower Love Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and The Reader’s Antidote.
I know Sher usually does the YA books, but I connected with Jessica on Goodreads and after doing so went to read the “look inside” feature of her debut novel Delta Project:Hide on Amazon. I immediately connected with the main character and loved the story. I needed to read more. I am very happy to have made the connection with Jessica. I enjoyed her book and she is a wonderful person. I wondered why she picked YA as her genre so I asked. So, with no further delay, I give you Why I Write Young Adult Novels by Jessica L. Jaster.
To help you understand why I write young adult and why I love the genre so much, I am going to have to explain something about, well, myself. I was very lonely as a child and teenager and because of that, I often felt lost and confused – not sure of whom I really was. Some might wonder how I could be lonely when I had four siblings to hang out with. The thing is that while family is extremely important, it is also important to have other people in your life as well. To have friends.
If you’re a children’s book author (from picture books up through YA) who doesn’t have a blog, or if you’re a reader who wants to share book reviews on our blog, please contact Sher or me. We provide free training and free books to review here. In return, we ask for a six month commitment. After that you can stay with us or start your own blog.
Also, in case you missed it we’re attempting to put together an Author Cooperative. We would like to assemble a cooperative of ten to twenty authors and bloggers. The individuals would write and/or blog in the same genre as we do, children’s books, from picture books to middle grade and YA. For information click here.
Now for those giveaways. Please enter the Sunshine Syndicate tour and huge giveaway. Head on over to the Jack Templar: Monster Hunter Book Blast Giveaway too (again, not the same as the tour giveaway). Last but not least, the Silver-White Book Blast giveaway offers a generous $100 prize, so make sure to stop by. For a middle grade author spotlight opportunity, and sign ups for a March Kindle Fire giveaway with low-cost entries for bloggers and authors, please click here. You can also win a Kindle Fire, a $10 Amazon gift card or a great middle grade book by treating yourself and your kids with a special gift this Valentine’s Day! Love Middle Grade Actually is a sample of 14 exciting middle grade stories that you will love, and I am proud to be a part of.Click here to download the book Love Middle Grade Actually. Don’t forget to leave us a comment, and tell us why you like/read YA books.