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writing-new-adult-fiction-halversonSome of you may know Deborah Halverson as a former children’s book editor at Harcourt. Some of you may know her through the children’s books she’s authored: HONK IF YOU HATE ME, BIG MOUTH, and LETTERS TO SANTA. And some of you may subscribe to her advice at DearEditor.com website. While well familiar with all that Deborah Halverson does with triplets in tow, I became a huge fan of her how-to-write-YA book, WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES. It is my number one go-to-craft-writing-resource in the courses I teach at UC Berkeley and Stanford because she nails every point I want to cover with my students in a clear, concise, and understandable manner and simplifies my job.

Halverson has now come out with a new writing craft book, WRITING NEW ADULT FICTION no doubt because of all the buzz this new genre featuring eighteen-to-twenty-five-year-old characters is getting. She solicits NA contributors–Alana Albertson, Sylvia Day, Karen Grove, Robin Ludwig, Kevan Lyon, Molly McAdams, and Nicole Steinhaus–to give those of you interested in writing or teaching NA fiction more insight. And like she does in her YA writing craft book, she breaks down just what you need and want to know about writing NA fiction in the same clear manner with full engagement.

contest-clip-art-300x181So if you have questions about writing NA fiction and want answers, leave a comment on this post and share this book give-away contest on any social media platform of your choice. The winner will be selected on November 8, 2015 and sent their very own signed copy of WRITING NEW ADULT FICTION. 

In the meantime, for more information about NA fiction check out these sites: NA Alley, New Adult Authors, #NaLitChat (weekly on twitter), New Adult Book Club on Goodreads, and Camp NA podcast series.

Thanks for stopping by and happy writing!

Annemarie O’Brien, author of Lara’s Gift (Knopf, 2013)