I have written over 80 books for K-YA. Many are titles in my middle grade series: American Diaries, Survival, and Hoofbeats. The Unicorn's Secret and The Faeries' Promise series are for young readers.
((excerpts are up on http://www.kathleenduey.com))
Dark, atypical fantasy for teens and adults is my new love. My first YA novel,Skin Hunger, was a 2007 National Book Award finalist. Sacred Scars was released in 2009. The third book in the trilogy is finished and in the production process now.
.....Just back from SCBWI's annual summer conference in LA.
It is, every year, a reunion of like minds and linked hearts. The writer tribe. And the illustrator tribe, too. I laughed so much, had so much fun. I always learn a great deal, listening to other writers talk about their method of dragging stories into the world. This sketch was done by Joanne Renaud--last year. Seeing her again this year reminded me to put it up. She is doing covers and illustrations now... http://www.joannerenaud.com