Author Archives: Sue, the YA Author

About Sue, the YA Author

My passion includes writing and reading contemporary and fantasy young adult books.

Judy’s Bumpy Road to Publication….

Hi, all!  Sue has been a blogging/writing friend of mine for a while now.  I admire her work, so when she asked me to write a guest blog about my publishing journey, I squirmed, because I’m sure NO ONE has … Continue reading

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giving a shout out and a little love…

My dear friend and fellow blogger AshiAkira is publishing a book of his wonderful haiku poems. I met him seven years ago when I was a baby blogger. All those years and he’s never stopped writing and sharing his amazing gift. … Continue reading

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can a nice person make a great villain?

Can this woman make a note-worthy villain? I’m a lover of all things YA, from fantasy to contemporary romance to dystopian–pretty much everything but horror. I like my sleep waaaay to much to tap into all that nasty. I digress. … Continue reading

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I’m back…

So, I haven’t been around for a while. Sorry. But it seemed a good idea to launch an author page and claim ownership of this crazy thing called a social platform. Some of you know, I moved over to Weebly. … Continue reading

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On book blogging expectations vs. reality

When I started blogging, I expected so many things to happen. Some did. Some others didn’t. I thought of the way blogging was supposed to be, when I was just a young blogger having created this little corner of the…

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Sue’s new home…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on WordPress, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking! I’m still enjoying your wonderful posts. I’m still active, and I plan to keep on reading! WordPress was my first home. Some of my … Continue reading

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A Pitch War you shouldn’t miss and Sue’s new blog…

image credit: pixabay.com It’s been a busy summer, but I’m not complaining. The Hermit Thrush haven’t scooted south yet, the sun still warms my skin. Maybe I wish I had a little more time, but who doesn’t? I’ve been hard … Continue reading

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16 Query Tips From Literary Agents

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? When your manuscript is polished, your query letter honed to perfection and you’re ready to contact agents about representing your baby, you still aren’t done. Each agent you contact will have unique…

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A Rebel with a Cause…

Image credit: pixabay.com I’ve always approached editing as a linear progression. Roll up my sleeves and start at page one, word one and sweep through the manuscript, cleaning up chapter by chapter as I go. And it works, for the … Continue reading

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An open letter from a reader to an author…

image credit: pixabay.com Dear author, Books are words in motion. Stories vividly told take me to worlds unknown. They let me fall in love, make me hate, sweep my emotions to the highest heights or darkest places. I read to … Continue reading

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