We are a group of YA authors – Amy Parker (Random House), Christina Farley (Skyscape/Amazon Children’s), and Vivi Barnes (Entangled) – who have banded together to visit middle schools, high schools, colleges, libraries and bookstores to talk to students, readers and writers about writing and reading, while sharing our love of young adult literature.
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The More Detailed Version of Our Tour:
We are thrilled to be giving back to the community of Central Florida by teaming up with schools to promote literacy as well as bookstores and libraries to share our love for books with fellow readers and writers.
For our school visits- We've planned dynamic activities and discussions to present that will cover writing skills such as characterization, plot structure, and revision methods. Our goal is to get students excited about literature and inspire them to write and polish fiction of their own.
There is nothing more important than giving children the ability to read and write, and we hope that through our tour we can even go a step beyond that and instill in the students a love for literature and for the students.
For the reader community- We will highlight our books, which cover a wide range of genres within the young adult fiction category, and share about the writing profession and our journeys to publication. We can't wait to meet our readers!
For the writer community- It wasn't long ago that we were unpublished writers. We remember the struggle it took to get our books published. It's our hope to share our knowledge of the writer's craft and help others in reaching their dreams.
Keep in touch with us on Facebook here. It is going to be an amazing year and we can't wait to get on the road and meet each of you!
~ Amy Christine Parker, Christina Farley, and Vivi Barnes