Next Up: BEA

18 05 2010

Art by Salvatore Vuono

So I’ll soon be off to the Big Apple and have lots of plans while I’m there. One of the first is to meet all the cool authors in the Class of 2k10. These authors have been working hard to promote their titles as a group.

They’re following in the footsteps of other classes before them. Class of 2k7 kicked things off when Greg Fishbone gathered a group of that year’s debut MG & YA authors together to help promote their books. Authors from that first year include (from the list on Greg Fishbone’s website):

Class of 2k7 Alumni

Spring Semester 2007

  • Ruth McNally Barshaw – Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel (Bloomsbury)
  • Kelly Bingham – Shark Girl (Candlewick)
  • Julie Bowe – My Last Best Friend (Harcourt)
  • Laura Bowers – Beauty Shop for Rent (Harcourt)
  • Paula Chase – So Not The Drama (Dafina/Kensington)
  • Cassandra Clare – City of Bones (McElderry Books)
  • Rosemary Clement-Moore – Prom Dates From Hell (Delacorte)
  • Karen Day – Tall Tales (Wendy Lamb Books)
  • Aimee Ferris – Girl Overboard (Penguin)
  • Paula Jolin – In the Name of God (Roaring Brook)
  • Carrie Jones – Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend (Flux/Llewellyn)
  • Rose Kent – Kimchi and Calamari (HarperCollins)
  • Constance Leeds – The Silver Cup (Viking)
  • Elizabeth Scott – Bloom (Simon Pulse)
  • Joni Sensel – Reality Leak (Henry Holt)
  • C.G. Watson – Quad (Razorbill)
  • Sara Zarr – Story of a Girl (Little Brown)

Summer Session 2007

  • Sarah Beth Durst – Into The Wild (Razorbill)
  • Ann Dee Ellis – This Is What I Did (Little Brown)
  • Jeannine Garsee – Before After and Somebody In Between (Bloomsbury)
  • Judy Gregerson – Bad Girls Club (Blooming Tree Press)
  • Stephanie Hale – Revenge of the Homecoming Queen (Berkley Jam)
  • S.A. Harazin – Blood Brothers (Delacorte)
  • Thatcher Heldring – Toby Wheeler: Eighth Grade Benchwarmer (Delacorte)
  • Marlane Kennedy – Me and the Pumpkin Queen (Greenwillow)
  • Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (HarperCollins)
  • G. Neri – Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (Lee and Low)
  • Rebecca Stead – First Light (Wendy Lamb Books)

Fall Semester 2007

  • Sarah Aronson – Head Case (Roaring Brook)
  • Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why (Razorbill)
  • A.C.E. Bauer – No Castles Here (Random House)
  • Autumn Cornwell – Carpe Diem (Feiwel)
  • Greg R. Fishbone – The Penguins of Doom (Blooming Tree Press)
  • Sundee T. Frazier – Brendan Buckley’s Universe & Everything In It (Delacorte)
  • Jo Knowles – Lessons from a Dead Girl (Candlewick)
  • Eric Luper – Big Slick (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
  • Suzanne Selfors – To Catch a Mermaid (Little Brown)
  • Heather Tomlinson – The Swan Maiden (Henry Holt)
  • Tiffany Trent – In the Serpent’s Coils (Mirrorstone)

Recognize any names? Bet you do. Many of those authors went on to make names for themselves. So I’m betting the Class of 2k10 will too.

So pack your bags and join the fun. Follow the Class of 2k10’s slogan:

So who’s in the Class of 2k10? Here’s the list of this year’s stellar authors:





YA Authors

25 06 2009

This long, extensive list came  from Alessandra Lee. Check out Alessandra’s YA Authors Who Blog.

Are you on the list?

  1. Susan Adrian @susan_adrian
  2. Katie Alender @katiealender
  3. Jill S. Alexander @jillsalexander
  4. Tara Altebrando @TaraAltebrando
  5. Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich @olugbemisola
  6. Laurie Halse Anderson @halseanderson
  7. R. J. Anderson @rj_anderson
  8. Joelle Anthony @joellewrites
  9. Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong
  10. Amanda Ashby @amandaashby
  11. Andrew Auseon @andrewauseon
  12. Kim Baccellia @ixtumea
  13. Cyn Balog @cynbalog
  14. Tracey Baptiste @traceybaptiste
  15. Jennifer Lynn Barnes @jenlynnbarnes
  16. Lauren Barnholdt @laurenbarnholdt
  17. Vanessa Barneveld @vanessab73
  18. Clare Bell @rathacat
  19. Robin Benway @robinbenway
  20. Jonathan Bernstein @jbpeevish
  21. Holly Black @hollyblack
  22. Coe Booth @coebooth
  23. Robin Brande @Robin_Brande
  24. Libba Bray @libbabray
  25. Leigh Brescia @leighbrescia
  26. Heather Brewer @heatherbrewer
  27. Jennifer Brown @jennifunny
  28. Susan Taylor Brown @susanwrites
  29. Meg Cabot @megcabot
  30. Rachel Caine @jennifunny
  31. Chelsea Campbell @kaerfel
  32. Janet Lee Carey @janetleecarey
  33. Ceil Castellucci @cecilseaskull
  34. Susane Colasanti @susanecolasanti
  35. Deborah Copeland @authorgrl
  36. Paula Chase Hyman @Paulachy
  37. Tera Lynn Childs @teralynnchilds
  38. Cassandra Clare @cassieclare
  39. Rosemary Clement-Moore @rclementmoore
  40. Eoin Colfer @eoincolfer
  41. Deborah Copeland @authorgrl
  42. Sarah Cross @thesarahcross
  43. Holly Cupala @hollycupala
  44. Diane Curran @chickollage
  45. Sarah Dessen @sarahdessen
  46. Cory Doctorow @doctorow
  47. Kathleen Duey @kathleenduey
  48. Anthony Eaton @anthonyeaton
  49. Laurie J. Edwards @LaurieJEwards
  50. Daniel Ehrenhaft @danielehrenhaft
  51. Beth Fehlbaum @bethfehlbaum
  52. Neil Gaiman @neilhimself
  53. Liz Gallagher @lizgallagherliz
  54. Linda Gerber @gerbsan
  55. K.L. Going @klgoing
  56. Alison Goodman @alisongoodman
  57. Alan Gratz @Alan_Gratz
  58. Claudia Gray @claudiagray
  59. John Green @realjohngreen
  60. Lorie Ann Grover @lorieanngrover
  61. Megan Kelley Hall @megankelleyhall
  62. Brendan Halpin @bhalpin
  63. Jenny Han @jennyhan
  64. S.A. Harazin @saharazin
  65. Brent Hartinger @brenthartinger
  66. Natalie Hatch @nataliehatch
  67. Louise Hawes @louisehawes
  68. Justina Chen Headley @justinaheadley
  69. Simmone Howell @postteen
  70. Mandy Hubbard @mandyhubbard
  71. Denise Jaden @denisejaden
  72. Mark Jeffrey @markjeffrey
  73. Maureen Johnson @maureenjohnson
  74. Varian Johnson @varianjohnson
  75. Carrie Jones @carriejonesbook
  76. Heidi S. Kling @seaheidi
  77. A.S. King @as_king
  78. Jo Knowles @joknowles
  79. William Kostakis @williamkostakis
  80. Marie Lamba @marielamba
  81. Margo Lanagan @margolanagan
  82. Justine Larbalestier @JustineLavaworm
  83. Jessica Leader @JessicaLeader
  84. Mary Lindsey @marylindsey
  85. E. Lockhart @elockhart
  86. Cara Lockwood @CaraLockwood
  87. Greg Logsted @greglogsted
  88. Lauren Baratz Logsted @laurenbaratzl
  89. Kiki Lon @kikilon
  90. Rita Lorraine @ritalorraine
  91. Eric Luper @ericluper
  92. Lisa Madigan @lkmadigan
  93. Bennett Madison @bennettmadison
  94. Sandra Malench @SandraMalench
  95. Donna Maloy @donnamaloy
  96. Marianne Mancusi @mariannemancusi
  97. Lisa Mantchev @lisamantchev
  98. Christine Marciniak @ckmarciniak
  99. Melissa Marr @melissa_marr
  100. Georgia McBride-Wohl @Georgia_McBride
  101. Lisa McMann @lisa_mcmann
  102. Neesha Meminger @NeeshaMem
  103. Kate Messner @kmessner
  104. Richelle Mead @RichelleMead
  105. Dawn Metcalf @duskydawn
  106. Saundra Mitchell @saundramitchell
  107. Sarah Mlynowski @SarahMlynowski
  108. Tee Morris @TeeMonster
  109. Kirsty Murray @kirstymurray
  110. Alyson Noel @alysonnoel
  111. Sarah Ockler @sarahockler
  112. Micol Ostow @micolz
  113. Kelly Parra @kparra
  114. Mary Pearson @marypearson
  115. Marlene Perez @MarPerez
  116. Mitali Perkins @mitaliperkins
  117. Diana Peterfreund @dpeterfreund
  118. Aprilynne Pike @AprilynnePike
  119. Cheryl Rainfield @cherylrainfield
  120. Karen Rivers @karenrivers
  121. Dana Reinhardt @dsreinhardt
  122. Chris Resttstatt @Rettstatt
  123. Serena Robar @serenarobar
  124. Christine Rose @christinerose
  125. Penni Russon @eglantinescake
  126. Carrie Ryan @carrieryan
  127. Sara Ryan @ryansara
  128. Lisa Ann Sandell @lisaannsandell
  129. John Scalzi @scalzi
  130. Yasmin Shiraz @yasminshiraz
  131. Janni Lee Simner @innaj
  132. Linda Joy Singleton @LindaJoySinglet
  133. Jon Skovron @jonnyskov
  134. Rhonda Stapleton @rhondastapleton
  135. Courtney Summers @courtney_s
  136. Sarah Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec
  137. Nikki Tate @WriterGrrrl
  138. Brooke Taylor @brooketaylorboo
  139. Tiffany Trent @tiffanytrent
  140. Gaby Triana @gabytriana
  141. Anne Van @eastlake1889
  142. Melissa Walker @melissacwalker
  143. Diana Wallach @dianarwallach
  144. Gabrielle Wang @gabriellewang
  145. Robin Wasserman @robinwasserman
  146. Sara Bennett Wealer @sbennettwealer
  147. Deborah Wiles @deborahwiles
  148. Lili Wilkinson @twitofalili
  149. Sara Zarr @sarazarr
  150. Michelle Zink @michellezink

Character Twitters:

Paige Andrews (Micol Ostow’s Bradford series) @FrontPaige
Spencer Grace (Micol Ostow’s Bradford series) @goldengirl1
Regan Stanford (Micol Ostow’s Bradford series) @California_Chic
Madison Takahashi (Micol Ostow’s Bradford Series) @Madison_Ave
Chloe Watkins (Diane Curran’s Bilby Creek series) @chloewatkins
Kirsty McInnes (Diane Curran’s Bilby Creek series) @kirstymcinnes

YA Book Reviewers on Twitter:

Book Kung Fu @book_kungfu
Books in 140 @ booksin140
Compelled To Read @compelledtoread
Just One more Book @justonemorebook
Kiss My Book @kissmybook

Read This Book @readingthisbook
The Story Siren @thestorysiren
YA Good Bad and Ugly @ yagoodbadugly