As you all know, 2010 is the year my first book The Deathday Letter comes out. It's an exciting thing for me. But it's not just the year my book comes out. A lot of really spectacular books come out in 2010. I've had the pleasure of speaking to many of them through The Tenners website.
To that end I wanted to mention and encourage everyone to join the 2010 Debut Author Challenge over at The Story Siren. Follow the link to the website for all the details. But the short of it is that anyone who joins in is encouraged to read at least 12 YA or MG (middle grade) books from debut authors. It's a fantastic way to find some new writers. Since landing my agent, I've made it a personal goal to read as many debut authors as I could, and I've had the fortune to read some really, really amazing stuff. YA and MG literature is where it's at right now. Some of the most imaginative, witty, clever books are being written for the YA and MG audiences.
I'm honored by everyone who's included The Deathday Letter in their challenges.
So, head on over to The Story Siren and see what it's all about.