There’s something special about Young Adult novels and the authors who write them. YA captures the drama, yearning, suspense and the feeling that the world could end at any moment.* We’ve all experienced these emotions in our teenage years and can relate to the sentiment.** For me, that is what I love about YA.***
For the last nine months, I have had the opportunity to work with some fellow writers in planning the first ever utopYA conference for female YA paranormal authors and the readers who love them. It’s definitely been a labor of love. I’m so excited to meet other young adult authors and share our insights on writing, swoon worthy characters, and the experiences that bring us all together.
UtopYA is a three day conference with author and fan tracks to provide something of value to everyone who attends. Held at Nashville’s Scarritt-Bennett center, July 6-8th, utopYAcon will be an event you won’t want to miss. For more information visit UtopYAcon.com.
If you are in the area, I’d love to see you there. In the meantime, leave me a comment telling me abut your favorite YA novel.
*Quite often literally.
**Maybe not the literal world ending.
***Add in some zombies, witches, werewolves or vampires and I’m all set.