Writing for the Young Adult Market – Where do I begin? (One thriller author’s journey)
Instructor: Jordan Dane
Dates: February 20 – March 2
Cost: $10 for Young Adult RWA members (non-member fee is $20)
About the Class: Interested in writing for one of the hottest genres in the publishing industry? Critically acclaimed adult thriller and young adult novelist Jordan Dane (HarperCollins/Harlequin Teen) shares what she’s learned about trends/themes/subgenres in the Young Adult market for teens, the unique voice, how to create believable characters, & where to get ideas for books targeting teens 12-18 years old. This workshop will be geared for aspiring authors & published authors wanting to learn about YA. And for one participant, Jordan will provide a detailed first chapter critique.
About the Instructor: HarperCollins launched Jordan Dane’s suspense novels back to back in 2008 after the 3-book series sold in auction. Ripped from the headlines, Jordan’s gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense thrillers to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag. This national best selling, critically acclaimed author’s debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM was named Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2008. Dane’s first Young Adult book is IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS (Apr 2011, Harlequin Teen) with ON A DARK WING set for January 2012. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their San Antonio residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two rescue dogs.
For any questions, please contact YARWA's workshop coordinator, Shelley Coriell, at workshops@YARWA.com or go to YARWA.com