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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our TEEN SPIES: Spies Like Them

Yesterday you met us, and today we’d like you to get to know a few awesome people who are going to be a HUGE part of this blog and maybe win a couple of books in the process! Our YA Confidential mission is to help YA writers understand teens and their lives better so that we can write more authentic books. And to that end we've scoured the continents looking for articulate, passionate teens interested in helping us with just that!

Our TEEN SPIES will meet monthly to chat on real teen issues, provide some of our lucky followers with first page critiques, and answer YOUR questions on what’s really going on in their lives. They’ll occasionally post with us, doing book reviews or just giving us insight into their hopes, fears, and struggles.
So without further Agent A-babble, let me introduce you to our TEEN SPIES!

Operative: Katie
Codename: Thia Penny Black
Bio: Sophomore volleyball player who also played two years on the all-boys’ football team in middle school. 4.0 GPA, loves to read and write, competes on the speech and debate team, and has two dogs and two older brothers.
Legend: Once cleated a football player in the Special K Zone while breaking through for a touchdown.

Operative: Laura
Codename: Literate Looney
Bio: Fifteen-year-old (going on 50) Aussie girl who writes for fun and for the future. Ever since she can remember, she’s had an unquenchable desire to read, anything and everything. LL believes that you don't need a good education if you've read good books. Therefore, Sarah Dessen is her savior.
Legend: Once purposefully threw her copy of Twilight in the mud and screamed, "Be gone with you, Mary-Sue!"

Operative: Lennon Volture
Codename: Athena Darkholme
Bio: A year one student in Early College (aka getting her high school diploma AND her associates degree—for free). Reads anything as long as it isn't non-fiction and/or boring. Reading interests include hardcore journalism and books on sightings of paranormal phenomena, however, her favorite is paranormal fiction. In her spare time she reads, writes novels, and listens to contemporary music.
Legend: Got suspended for defending her cross-dressing best friend's clothing in the ninth grade.
Known Whereabouts: http://lostinwonderland-1901.polyvore.com/ http://figment.com/users/43837-Lennon-Volture, http://twitter.com/#!/beatlesluvingrl

Operative: Lissa
Codename: Funny Bunny
Bio: Fresh into high school and loves to talk in third person. A proud Canadian who loves to read, write, play and listen to music, watch hockey and drink coffee. One of those girls you see in school and wonder why she’s not hiding in the corner of her room reading. She's a serious scholar, bookie, and organizer. Every week she picks up a new project to help someone else out – last week she worked on a schoolhouse for kids overseas – or listens to a new country album. Although Lissa loves to play volleyball and go jogging, her least favorite subject is gym, to her favorite, English. She sleeps until the afternoon, is really sarcastic, has tons of boy problems, adores Gossip Girl and can’t cook for her life. She probably wants to be friends with you.
Legend: Once disguised lemon juice as apple juice and gave it to little sister because she butchered a Barbie’s hairstyle.
Known Whereabouts: http://bookbybooksummer.blogspot.com/

Operative: Lynsay
Code Name: Double L-7
Bio: A senior, and Editor in Chief of the Journalism Staff at school. Also danced for 14 years, and plays the guitar. She loves to read, and appreciate the classics as much as she appreciates new literature. She wants to be a Pharmacist when she “grows up.” Addicted to Scrabble, Words with Friends, Word Feud, etc.; she plays them constantly.
Legend: Escaped being held hostage – in the principal’s office. What she did to get sent there in the first place? Well, she’d tell you, but then she’d have to kill you.

Operative: Oliver
Code Name: OctopusOli
Bio: Oliver’s curious. She’s loud. Adventurous and proud. A go-getter and always open-minded. Likes living life with her head up in the clouds. She strives to be the best she can be, and be as it may, she signs up for anything and everything. Currently, in Drama club, Youth Council, Harmony, the school play, the school musical, and plays soccer. She also used to write poetry for the Poetry Club and has kept a steady 3.92 GPA for the past 2 years. LOVES telling jokes and laughing, and still wears tin foil as her pretend "grill”.
Legend: When she was three, her mother told her she couldn't cut her hair. So, she took the clippers and gave herself a reverse mohawk. 10 years later, her mother wouldn't let her cut her hair again. So, she dyed it blue.

Our TEEN SPIES are awesome! And we can't wait for you to hear more from them!
a moment to welcome them and say hello.


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