A little about my favorite books...
I have a ton of favorites--way too many to list.
MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera
THE LIST by Siobhan Vivian
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
WHEN IT HAPPENS by Susane Colasanti
BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray
CRACKED UP TO BE by Courtney Summers
DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Hass
EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME by Jessica Alcott
ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Nivens
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp
THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD by Emily Henry
I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES by Alexis Bass (I'm biased on this one--Alexis is one of my CPs.)
Anything and everything by Leila Sales. She is truly the master of balancing deep emotion with humor. I'm also a big fan of Kody Keplinger's work.
My favorite authors of contemporary fiction on the dark side are Lauren Strasnick, Courtney Summers, and Stephanie Kuehn.
My favorites on the lighter side are, as I mentioned above, Leila Sales and Kody Keplinger. I also enjoy Susane Colasanti, Miranda Kenneally, and Robin Mellom.
A few miscellaneous facts about ME...
I am a Harry Potter geek like no other. (Ravenclaw!)
I studied Latin for 7 years in high school and college. Caesar and Ovid are my jam.
My day job is in the surf/skate industry. If you can't handle tweets that include salty surfers, monster waves, or injury-laden skateboarders, I might not be the right mentor for you.
My reading resume goes a little something like this: Nancy Drew in elementary school, Sweet Valley High in middle school, and Christopher Pike and Stephen King in high school. By college, my tastes went a little haywire--I ranged from the horror-filled nightmares of John Saul to sultry, sexy stories by Jackie Collins.
I'm represented by the lovely Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freyman Literary Agency. For a not-so-brief summary of how I got my agent," check THIS out.
I'll be participating in one of the "Pitch Wars Live" shows featuring YA mentors at 8:00pm (EDT) on July 20th. Come join us!
Best of luck choosing your mentors!
See the full list of this year's YA mentors below: