This Saturday, The Eclectic Artist Cave presents Stacey O'Neale, owner of the YA Fantasy Guide. This website features interviews with NYT best-selling authors, book reviews and recommendations, contests, and articles for aspiring writers. She and I are kismet, we love writers. We're going to talk about the importance of Social Media and how it relates to the publishing process. Live at 10 AM CST. Remember, the show will be simulcast on both blog talk radio and Fate radio.
In addition to her website, Stacey is a full-time writer. She’s had several articles and book reviews published, but spends most of her writing time on the revisions to her debut young adult fantasy novel. You can read excerpts from her novel and view her book trailer on her blog. You can also find her on Twitter.
When not writing, she loves to read within the fantasy genre. Some of her favorite authors include J. R. R. Tolkien, Tamora Pierce, Cassandra Clare, Bruce Coville, Holly Black, Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Kate, and J. K. Rowlings. She has a collection of old school comics like X-Men, Spiderman, and the Fantastic Four. She doesn’t watch many television shows, but when she does, it’s probably True Blood or Vampire Diaries.
On a personal note, she has a somewhat secret obsession with 80′s cartoons. She has a collection of DVD’s that include He-Man, She-ra, Thundercats, and Transformers. She also loves John Hughes movies. She's probably seen each one over fifty times. In addition to her writing aspirations, she plans to start a novel publicity company before the end of 2011.
All aspiring writers should check out her latest contest. Throughout the month of March, Stacey is looking the best query letter. The winner of the contest will receive a personal Query Letter Critique from Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency. Please check the website for submission guidelines.
~~Contributed by Stacey O'neale ~~
Thank you Stacey for all you do and for coming on my show. I'm so excited about this! I hope to see all my listeners and readers there...huge hugs to all!
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