It is my pleasure to introduce fellow Clean Reads Author, Jane McGarry on my blog today. Join me in learning more about her and her young adult debut novel, Not Every Girl.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I've always loved to read. When I was young, I might imagine a story had a different ending or plot twist. Eventually, I started creating my own stories, but always thought the idea of publishing a book was just a dream. Over the years, I read voraciously and found that I enjoyed the young adult genre. The idea for Not Every Girl developed and I finally decided that the time had come to give the "dream" a shot.
What book(s) have you written that would you like to tell us about?
Not Every Girl is my debut novel. It is a young adult adventure/romance with a feisty heroine, a standoffish prince and a few crafty outlaws for good measure. The two main characters are thrown together on an unexpected quest to save their fathers with plenty of action along the way.
Do you have any favorite childhood books?
I remember taking a copy of Thumbelina out of the library over and over when I was little. On the cover, the tiny girl was sitting inside a flower and it simply fascinated me. When I got a little older, I devoured the Nancy Drew mysteries and all the Little House on the Prairie books.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
1.Read. A lot. Especially in your chosen genre so you know what publishers are looking for.
2.Write. There will never be a “perfect time” for it, life will be in the way, don’t let that dissuade you. A bad page can be edited, a blank one can’t.
3.Persevere. Never give up on your work. Keep believing in it and you will find others who believe in it as well.
Where can we find you and your books?
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