Passion is a limitless resourceAKA: about me & the stuff I'm into
I love agents & the industry, and hearing what makes them tick. I’ve interviewed a variety of top and up & coming YA literary agents, to help querying writers find their perfect match!
I’ve been on the volunteer staff for the DragonCon YA Literature Track since 2012. DragonCon is the largest sci-fi/fantasy convention in the Southeast, boasting attendance of over 70,000 in 2015. The YA Lit track features a variety of amazing authors, and as a staffer I assist with panel brainstorming, modding, the annual Yule Ball, and generally keeping the track running.
I am one of the mods for the YA writing sub-reddit YAwriters. A bustling, professional & supportive community for published & aspiring YA writers alike, we host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a YA professional every Monday, and moderate a discussion topic every Thursday.
WriteGirl is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that pairs professional women writers with under-served teen girls age 13-18 to mentor them in writing at both monthly writing workshops and in weekly, one-on-one mentoring sessions. It’s an incredible organization I am proud to volunteer with, in particular as part of the Education Support team, which helps WriteGirl juniors and seniors prepare, search and apply for college. 100% of WriteGirls are accepted into college.