Changing the world's opinion… as soon as we finish this math homework. Apologies to the talented self-published authors whom I may be excluding because of that rule. Zhang was twenty when she sold, in a three-book deal, her entire Hybrid Chronicles trilogy.
Best young adult authors include some very recognizable names like C. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott, along with some newer authors who are becoming extremely popular among young readers and teenage bookworms Amanda Hocking, for example. This list of young adult writers includes paranormal authors, fantasy authors, mystery authors, and more.
And still she found time to watch five seasons of Gossip Girl. How did such a young woman get so far so fast? That kind of transition from self-publishing to traditional publishing is rare — but her true-to-life stories of teen romance, sans vampires and werewolves, must have tapped a void that needed filling.
The attention placed on their books has as much to do with the novelty of precocity as it does with the merit of the work, if only because most of us, having lived through our early 20s without producing a masterpiece, know how difficult such a feat is to accomplish. Moreover, many readers enter into these highly extolled books almost suspicious of such quickly realized talent, so that the impassioned responses are drastically polarized. We are always on the lookout for prodigies and virtuosos. Some of us had, at one time in our lives, imagined that we might be touted by the establishment as a brilliant yet unbelievably young star, and have watched with varying degrees of resentment and jealousy those who are ballyhooed in our stead.
Amazon Author Rank is based on the sales of all of an author's books on Amazon. Explore these pages to find the best selling authors in your favorite genres. Been thinking about reading something a bit different or need some help selecting the perfect gift?
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads.
In Maya member of the youth slam team that I have coached for the past 7 years, shared with me 5 poems he'd recently written. We always discussed, as a team, the importance of writing beyond competition season as much as we discussed the importance of writing who we are and our most authentic experiences regardless of competition. Over the course of our 6 month preparation, we pushed this particular member to put himself more and more into his poetry, to recognize the gift he had to write moving lines that called for the political and thoughts of action he sought to achieve in more overt text.
Email Address. I mean, come on! He became a NYT bestselling author at 19, bless his disgustingly talented soul.