Sunday, September 7, 2014

Introducing New YAtopia Citizens!

In a sudden redirection of circumstances, I became the host of this introduction blog post. And yes I might be introducing myself later on, but that's not important. What's important is welcoming the newest citizens of YAtopia, those valuable people that have committed a few snippets of their time and knowledge for blog posts to send out into the literary world.

Without further adieu.....

Jessie Mullins

Jessie Mullins is author of Period Fairy (, a blog about, um, periods. She also writes for Whole Magazine, and is delighted to now write beside the talented contributors of this fine blog! Jessie is so obsessed with YA novels, she wrote one (and is seeking representation). When Jessie isn’t writing, you might find her snuggled somewhere in Michigan next to her husband, hanging out with teens at youth group, or getting such good deals at thrifts stores it hurts. You can find her on Twitter @Je55ieMullin5.

Kate Foster  

Kate is a picture book and middle grade writer, a beta reader, and an editor and proofreader in training. Originally from Kent in England, she emigrated with her husband and three sons to the Gold Coast in Australia in 2014. She's a member of SCBWI, the Society of Authors, Women Writers, Women's Books writing group and the Gold Coast Writers Association. She'd like to go on and say she's a supermodel, supermum, superwife, incredible cook and all-round perfect human, but that would involve some lying. Her links are Twitter @winellroad and website

 Louise Gornall

Louise is a graduate of Garstang Community Academy, currently studying for a BA (Hons) in English language and literature with special emphasis on creative writing. She writes books that often involve characters fleeing for their lives/fighting/falling in love. She's a YA aficionado, Brit bird, film nerd, identical twin, and junk food enthusiast. Rumour has it she's also the pink Power Ranger. She's represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO. 

Aren't these gals fabulous? I can't wait to read their posts and connect with them!

Oh, yeah, and there's also a new blog assistant.

E.G. Moore

E. G. Moore is a poet, freelance writer, and storyteller. She is a long distance member of For Pete’s Sake Writers Group in Washington and is a Rocky Mountain Chapter SCBWI member. She loves writing stories that send her young readers on adventures they can't experience in real life. She’s excited to be the new blog assistant for YAtopia. When she’s not telling “Mommy Made stories” to her two daughters or nagging her husband to edit her latest manuscript, she can be found off-roading in her suped-up ATV, swimming, or in a long, plot-refreshing bubble bath. She tweets @egmoorewriter, posts on, and blogs at