Everyone’s excited about Veronica Rossi’s upcoming appearance at YALLFest, including Tween 2 Teen, who got a chance to interview her before the big event!
Q. What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
A. Yeah, those. And all the ones in between!
Q. Best writing tip you ever received?
A. $5. Just kidding. Um… tip… I think it’s probably to allow yourself to suck when writing early drafts. It takes away a lot of the fear of generating good material. It’s not easy to be creative when you’re judging your work
Veronica Rossi, author of the amazing Under the Never Sky series, will be taking on a new challenge in the form of a New Adult book. The term “New Adult” is focused on college-aged characters, whereas the YA is focused on high school-aged characters. So, essentially, we’re heading into more provocative territory, to say the least, being that NA is more romance than anything else.
Lorin Oberweger and Veronica Rossi writing as Noelle August’s BOOMERANG, pitched as THE HANGOVER meets THE INTERNSHIP, set in an online dating service that aims to be Match.com for millennials on the rebound, to Tessa Woodward at William Morrow, in a three book deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2014, by Adams Literary on behalf of Wildcard Storymakers (World English).
So, yeah, this is apparently where she’s headed next. That’s not to say that she isn’t going to be writing anymore YA books, because she does plan on it. The NA book is under a pseudonym after all.
Whether you like this or not, the NA genre seems to be picking up rather easily. Working at a bookstore, there are quite a few NA books that get purchased, so the potential for readers is already there, and I think they’re hungry for more.
Lorin Oberweger is an editor as well as an author and this looks to be her first novel to be published.
Many authors will be descending upon San Diego for Comic-Con on Sunday, and Veronica Rossi is going to be one of them! Here’s the date and exact location of the panel in which she will be at:
What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction
Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join authors for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp) and featuring Rachel Cohn (Beta), Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy), Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall Series), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Chelsea Pitcher (The S Word), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Rossi (Through the Ever Night), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park), and Emma Trevayne (Coda).
Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm
For all those Comic-Con attendees, will you be attending this panel? It definitely looks to be an exciting panel for all those fanatical about young adult literature.