Writing Heroes: Adventures In YA & Children’s Publishing

For a long time now, Becca and I have wanted a way to acknowledge the people who have helped us develop into stronger writers and who add to the writing community as a whole. As a new feature here at The Bookshelf Muse, Becca and I will take turns giving well-deserved recognition to some of the people who really make an impact…people who truly are Writing Heroes.

I have to make my December pick the Ladies at Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing. I mean really, this blog is like getting to open a Christmas gift 365 days a year! Marina Boone and Marissa Graff really show their superpowers when it comes to helping others navigate the publishing industry with insightful posts and an incredible collection of writing worksheets. (If you haven’t taken advantage of these diamonds, take a peek in their left hand sidebar!)

Of course, this is really only the tip of the ICEBERG OF AWESOME. They also offer reviews of all the latest and greatest YA books (plus generous giveaways), run a monthly 1st Five Pages workshop with the help of the ever-brilliant Lisa Gail Green and and AND create the most comprehensive Writing Round Up on the WEB with the help of Link Guru Clara Kensie. Yes I know it’s a bold claim, but visit on any given Friday and you’ll see it for yourselves!

You’ll also find M & M tweeting, FBing & Google+ing a treasure trove of helpful writing tidbits during the week. These girls are smart and savvy, and the success of their blog shows both creativity and a passion for the publishing industry. They care about writers, and want to see them succeed. It’s people like Martina, Marissa, Lisa and Clara who make our writing community GREAT! I can’t recommend this blog enough–bookmark it and add a valuable resource to your Writer’s Toolbox. 🙂

Thank you Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing for being one of my WRITING HEROES. You inspire me, girls!

To pay it forward, Becca or I will give a 1000 word critique to each Writing Hero we profile. Team AIYACP  can decide who amongst them needs this critique or they can offer it as a giveaway on their blog. All writing heroes will also have a permanent link in our header!

So tell me Musers…do you know Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing? Have they helped you or your writing in some way? Please tell us in the comments and help celebrate this amazing WRITING HERO! 


Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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33 Responses to Writing Heroes: Adventures In YA & Children’s Publishing

  1. SP Sipal says:

    I LOVE this blog and the ladies behind it. They do a fabulous job to keep us all informed and to build a supportive community of writers. Thanks so much for honoring them!

  2. Julie Musil says:

    OMG, these ladies are AMAZING!!!! Theirs was one of the first blogs that caught my attention, and wow, they’ve helped me and so many other writers. Huge thanks to all of them, and huge thanks to you and Becca for highlighting these wonderful blogs.

  3. Awesome. Yes, great blog!

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