Monday, July 30, 2007

Just the Facts, Ma'am

I am really excited about the cool visitors we have met through YA Fresh. I’m so honored t have you guys chat with us!

And because life in general is busy, busy, busy for me and Tina, I thought I’d list some FAQ’s for anyone who would like to be a guest on YA Fresh or just wants to know, “Who the heck are these peeps??”

So here we go…

What IS YA Fresh??

YA Fresh is a blog co-authored by Young Adult authors, Kelly Parra and Tina Ferraro. We like to talk about all that’s fresh with YA (& totally tween) novels, the authors who write them, and all the fresh teen topics we come across or pop into our heads. :) :) It’s a fun and friendly place!

How cool do you have to be, to be featured on YA Fresh?

For Interviews:

Hey, all authors who write for kids are cool! In order to be a guest here on YA Fresh, you just have to have written a YA novel or tween novel that is published through a traditional publisher. Here’s how I look at it, if a YA reader can walk into a book store (and not have to order on-line from a small publisher) and buy your book, then we’d love to do an interview with you. Just email me (Kelly) with “YA Fresh” in the subject line to the following email address (Kelly Parra at earthlink dot net), and I’ll send the interview questions: See? Really easy! And if you'd like to give away a book during your interview you are welcome to do so!

For Reviews:

Yikes! The requests for reviews became too overwhelming! So at the moment, we are not doing review requests and will chat up cool books as we can manage. But interviews are totally welcome!

For Randomly Pop Culture Topics:

Recently, I've been receiving emails regarding Teen fashion or video games, etc. Please don't contact me with these topics. We are a book site, and chat up pop culture items on a whim, but are focus is about Fresh Reading! Thanks a million! :) 

Can we exchange links?

Does a frog, “ribbit”? Yes! If you have a YA related blog--for example, you gush about YA books on your blog, or you are a YA author, bookseller, or librarian who also gushes about YA books--let’s express our linkage and exchange links. You know the drill, email me with “YA Link Exchange” in the subject line to the following: Kelly Parra at earthlink dot net.

I think that covers the most frequently asked questions …let me know if you have any others. And thanks again for visiting YA Fresh!

4 fresh comments:

alexgirl said...

I just finished GG, and I loved it.
Congrats, Kelly. What a well written book. It reminded me of home--I'm from Santa Fe, where there is a lot of Latino culture, and a lot of my friends were graffers in high school. Graffiti Girl really took me back.

Kelly Parra said...

Thank you, Alex, you're so nice for letting me know!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. One day I hope to visit Sanfa Fe! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kelly and Tina:

The Prizm Books division of Torquere Press has just published my novel, Josef Jaeger, aimed at YA GLBT readers. Here's a link to the blurb:

Here's what one reviewer said about my book:

Here's a link to my website:

If you would like to review my book I can send you the e-Book version or, if you prefer the print version, I'll have my publisher mail it to you if you will give me your postal addess.

Much thanks,

Jere' M. Fishback

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