Welcome to the very first post of the YA Authors You've Never Heard of! Please excuse the mess as we are in the middle of setting up and getting the place ready for regular use. A little paint, some furniture...it's going to be great! We'll be all set very soon, and then everyone will introduce themselves and we'll all get to be the best of friends.
Meantime, you're probably wondering what the heck is going on here. Well, that's a good question. I am Christine Norris, and I have four (soon-to-be five) MG and Tween books published. They are not usually in bookstores, and they are not with any publisher you've probably heard of, because they are all with small presses. Most people don't know it, but there are dozens of little tiny publishers in the world. They put out books of every stripe and flavor, every genre you can think of, including Kid Lit. But becasuse the publishers are small, they can get lost in the shuffle. There are some pretty terrific YA books out there that many people never even know about!
So I decided it was high time that these terrific YA authors (and MG too!) get together and make ourselves heard. And the YA Authors You've Never Heard Of club was born. I put out the call for small press YA authors, and the response was fast and furious. We've got a small group to start, but I think we'll be growing quickly.
Anyway, that's who we are and why we're here. I'll let the authors introduce themselves individually once we're all organized. That's why we're here, right - to talk about ourselves! I expect that as we go on we'll do contests and giveaways, and have all kinds of wacky fun, so pay attention!
Come back soon!