Between school stuff due, lifeguard training and this fabulous Book Blogger and Publisher Online Conference all weekend we're swamped! But we promise to get to all the contest stuff as soon as we're done and have some breathing time.
The conference is great and we've met some fantastic folk! Terry Kate, the organizer from Romance in the Backseat asked us to add our voice to a panel today on What Bloggers Would Like From Publishers.
It was lots of fun and we met to meet two wonderful and highly successful bloggers also on the panel.
Both had great insight because of their vast experience. It was an honor to be on with them, although we feel like the silly newbie, but we're trying to hold our own!
Jake and Gregory have thrown me to the wolves by making me (Alyssa) do all the talking on the audio panel but we're all answering questions in the forum. The talking stuff is intimidating especially when I'm so shy! But everyone has been kind and supportive.
There's still time to join up if you like. You can listen to all the audio panels for 2 weeks after it's over.
We're on a panel on Sunday to cover what we are looking for in YA sooooooo......
Tell us what YOU look for or want more of in YA. We'd love to add your thoughts to the mix so please put them in the comments on this post.
This is your chance to add your voice to tell authors and publishers what you think!
Speaking of voice, that's what we love to see in YA, an authentic YA voice. When the voice is wrong, it ruins the whole experience.
How do you get it in your writing and/or recognize it in your reading? That's the magic elixir. It's hard to give specifics but we certainly know when we're reading a book when it's not there.
What are your thoughts?
We're also getting some great info on how to improve our blog so stay tuned and have a great weekend!