I write YA. I love young characters who are learning who they are and how to “be.” I am very active in local community theater, read more than I probably should (is that even possible?), make/design jewelry, and fiddle around with writing.
I love characters working through their issues or learning to do magic or trying to solve the puzzle. I adore lyrical writing and interesting voices. I’m a huge fan of The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (and I’m going to go bald if we have to wait much longer for news of the Ronan trilogy). I also can’t express the depth of my love for Jandy Nelson’s “I’ll Give You The Sun.” It all started with “A Wrinkle In Time,” of course. Magical realism is my favorite thing ever.
I’m on-and-off about high fantasy. Sometimes I enjoy it and sometimes all the world-building and strange names just exhaust me. Really over the love triangle (but who isn’t?). I like romance to be incidental to the plot, not the mainstay.
I’ve got some ideas in the hopper, but I need to focus on this one and draft it!
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!