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Writes: YA, especially: fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, thrillers, suspense, contemporary.
Likes: Life and its benefits.
Dislikes: Hardly anything.
Extra: I never give up. I love dancing in the rain.
Name: Vanessa Concannon
Writes: YA, Adult fantasy, romance, contemporary
Likes: Orgasmic music, Grace Slick, crowning achievement sweaters, Greece, stream of consciousness
Dislikes: Nasty crap
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Name: Trish Doller
Likes: music, (particularly ska, punk and reggae), reading, sailing and DIY projects around Mango Villa
Dislikes: cookies 'n' cream ice cream
Repped By: Kate Schafer
Extra: I live in Florida and I own The Cutest Dog in the World
Name: Ryan Gebhart
Writes: dystopian, absurdist humor
Likes: scratch-off lottery tickets
Dislikes: I'm not a hater.
Extra: Current WIP - The Tyrant's Son
Name: Bethany Griffin
Age: Too old to be a YA, not too old to write it
Writes: Realistic Contemporary, once in awhile I throw in a little speculative stuff...
Likes: Books, loud music, dark chocolate
Dislikes: country music
Repped By: Maya Rock- Writers House
Extras: handcuffs is available now!
Name: Amanda K. Morgan
Writes: Straight-up YA and non-fiction
Likes: music, particularly country, playing the guitar, cats, watersports, volleyball, handbags, shoes, and, of course, reading and writing
Dislikes: driving on ice, excessive football on TV, bad photos
Extra:Current projects include The Intern (YA), Nashville Hit List (YA), and Backstage Book (NF).
Name: Hannah Moskowitz Esq. (I have no idea what esq. means, but I like it.)
Writes: Contemporary coming-of-age
Likes:Young writers, hardbacks, existentialism, and Fight Club.
Dislikes: Paperbacks, pretension, and responsibility
Age: Anti-aging product aisle old
Writes: Tween fiction, report cards, query letters
Likes: my mini-van, sleeping in, orthopedic insoles
Dislikes: too many probing questions, trying to remember, shaving
Extra: Current project is Welcome to Donnegal, an urban fantasy
Writes: Urban fantasy, YA fantasy, YA (very) soft sci-fi
Likes: Music, especially singing it; novels; anime and manga; ice cream, especially coffee-flavored; chocolate; anything by Joss Whedon (so far); cats
Dislikes: Fruit; most country music; way too many things I can't think of right now
Extra: Current WIPs I'm working on: AFTRLYF, HEVN SNT, DownLoad and Love Sucks
Name: Amanda Thrasher
Writes: YA fantasy, high school survival
Likes: Molskine notebooks, world music and religions, mocha frappuchinos, the smell of the mountains after a rain, having no schedule
Dislikes: Determined closemindedness
Extra: My NYR: start no riots in 2008
Name: Sasha Vivelo
Writes: contemporary YA, adult romance, new age fiction, metaphysical nonfiction
Likes: forests, ocean mammals, yoga, live acoustic music, running, qigong, writing, reading, and the smell of apples
Dislikes: not being able to do everything all at once
Extras: Check out my adult romance novel here.
Name: Sophie Wereley
Likes: new book smell, puppies and kittens, boa constrictors, power tools and boats
Dislikes: heights, exploding microwaves, math and hydroponics
Extra: I enjoy smushing flowers.
Name: Suzanne Young
Writes: YA Romance (Yes. YA can be romantic)
Dislikes: Now is that good Karma?
Extra: Suzanne's debut YA series THE NAUGHTY LIST will be released from Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2010.