Country: Southern CA, USA
Blog: Frenetic Reader
Your favourite YA title: OH MY GOSH THIS IS WAY TOO HARD. Talk about pressure. Um. Well, I love everything by David Levithan because he is amazing. My favorite this year would probably have to be Hate List by Jennifer Brown because it's so powerful and emotional and aaaaah so good.
Favourite New Find: For this one I'll go with Natasha Friend. I just finished Bounce, and while not as awesome as her other books, was great! No one else seems to have read her books, but THEY SHOULD.
Bookstore of Choice: Barnes and Noble to go to frequently, but I love Mrs. Nelsons :D
Author blog you are most likely to be found stalking: Maureen Johnson's! She is hysterical.
Book Blogging from California
Best thing about being from Southern CA:
It seems like more authors have events here than, say, Wisconsin.
What is the state of YA literature in Southern CA?:
I assume that, like in the rest of the USA, the state of YA is awesome. There are plenty of events where no one goes, or I am like the only person there, but for the big events there's plenty of crazy fangirls.
How accessible are international YA titles on the Southern CA:
Um, not at all, really. Which sucks because I want my OZYA!
Authors that you would recommend:
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are in the LA area, and their upcoming book Beautiful Creatures is totally awesome! Plus, they are super nice. Cindy Pon is from San Diego and she and her book, Silver Phoenix, is total win. Jay Asher and Robin Benway both wrote amazing books and need to come out with new ones like, now. I love Alexa Young's Frenemies series- they're so cute and fun!
Most popular YA author in Southern CA:
Oh gosh. Cecil Castelluci counts, right? She's cool. Jay Asher is also a Southern CA author, and he is insanely popular EVERYWHERE.
Best thing about YA blogging:
It's cliche, but the community. Everyone is so awesome!
YA blogs that you would recommend from Southern CA:
I do love Jordyn's blog, Ten Cent Notes. Her blog rocks and so does she.
Thanks muchly lovely Khy.
Tomorrow there will be one final post wrapping up this international celebration. Thanks so much for dropping by and (hopefully) adding some more international flavour to your Google reader!
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