About the author:
Regina L. Brooks is the founder of Serendipity Literary and has been developing books for over a decade. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Writers and Poets, Essence Magazine, Writer's Digest Magazine, and Sister2Sister. She lives in New York City, New York.
Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks
Break into the best selling Young Adult market with this indispensable guide!
Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt for an agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your complete insider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction and nonfiction. Now in it’s second edition, veteran literary agent Regina L. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from developing an authentic voice and constructing dynamic plots, to creating an exceptional query letter and proposal that will grab the attention of agents and publishers!
New additions to the second edition include:
• Navigating the book to film trend and how certain adaptations have broadened the market of your book
• Exploring the growing genres of YA no-fiction and NEW Adult
• Updated Advice Publisher’s Row, awards, and MFA programs
• and much more!
Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career!
"Brooks offers writers who are serious about attracting teen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."
"Brooks believes that the young adult period is a vitally important one for developing lifelong readers. As an agent, she has represented children’s, young adult and adult fiction authors for the past decade… Written from the perspective of an industry insider, the book shows budding authors how to edit their work with fresh eyes."