Editors and Agents:

It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that whomever it is that discovers you will be in for the thrill of a lifetime. The feeling is mutual.

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Writing Something New ~

This New Year has brought thoughts of writing a New Adult romance story rather than my beloved MG or YA tales. Set in Texas, this yarn may prove to be a delightful spin! Watch for Banner House to come knocking on your door soon enough.

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New Blog

As a writer, I’ll rarely give up an opportunity to put words down on paper. Words are pure joy to me. Some words more than others. So while www.KSJones.com focuses on my work, a new blog called The Mirrored Pen ( http://TheMirroredPen.blogspot.com  ) allows me to focus on my life as a writer. Join me. I hope you’ll enjoy spending time with me.

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NaNoWriMo 2013

50,011 words won this badge!

Another successful year in the National Novel Writing Month challenge! The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I barely made it this year finishing on November 30th with 50,011 words. Whew!


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The Mirrored Pen is a brand new blog focusing on writers who Write For Kids and readers who Read About Kids! http://TheMirroredPen.blogspot.com

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Today, I have nothing to say. Maybe it’s the cold of winter or perhaps the bitterness of heart. No matter. Today has grown silent.

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Done! New YA Historical is ready for submission

The sweetest words written in my 102,169 word YA Historical are the last two–THE END!

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Dear Agent Contest: Check out the Lucky Agent contest at tinyurl.com/a8msdw2 Thanks! @ChuckSambuchino Deadline is Jan 31st~



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2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults | Young Adult Library Services Association YALSA

2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

In addition to the complete 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list, the committee selected the following titles as a top ten:

  • Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns. HarperCollins Publishers/Greenwillow Books, 2011.
  • Cohen, Joshua C. Leverage. Penguin Group USA/Dutton Juvenile, 2011.
  • King, A.S. Everybody Sees the Ants. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011.
  • McCall, Guadalupe Garcia. Under the Mesquite. Lee & Low Books, 2011.
  • Myracle, Lauren. Shine. Abrams/Amulet Books, 2011.
  • Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls. Illus by Jim Kay. Candlewick Press, 2011.
  • Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Penguin Group/Philomel Books, 2011.
  • Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic Incorporated/Scholastic Press, 2011.
  • Taylor, Laini. Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011.
  • Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011.

Hoping to be on this list someday… Congrats to all those who were chosen for this wonderful honor!

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Thank You to NaNoWriMo 2012!

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