I told you I had a secret that involved 2k11 and today author Carrie Harris is here to tell you all about it. Through out the rest of the week I will big giving you details about all the authors and through 2011 we will meet so many of these great authors. Readers please welcome Carrie Harris!
Ahem. Sorry. We’re just a little excited to partner with Cari on the Class of 2k11 Yearbook project. The whole process of being a debut author is kind of like the senior year of high school, only with fewer horrible prom experiences, better hair, and no final exams. At least I hope so. I REALLY hope so. That last prom almost killed me. And don’t get me started on the hair.
So we’ll be doing this yearbook thing throughout the year, which will be a lot of fun. But before we get to that, Cari thought you might like to hear a little bit about the Class of 2k11. See, in 2007, a bunch of YA and MG authors got together and said, “Yo! Wouldn’t it be the bomb if we all got together and did events and things?” (Okay, so maybe they didn’t say “Yo!” But you get the picture, right?) Some of the most amazing authors were involved in that first 2k class. I’m talking Cassandra Clare, Jay Asher, Rebecca Stead, and Melissa Marr, just to name a few.
Yeah, I make high pitched noises of excitement when I read that list. I admit it.
And with that kind of history, of course lots of people wanted to sign up. So now there is a 2k class every year. In order to join, you have to be a new YA or MG author with a book out in that calendar year. Pretty simple, eh?
With open enrollment like that, you can expect a lot of variety from the 2k classes, and I think that’s one of our strengths! No matter what you like, there will be a book for you in the Class of 2k11! We’ve got a little bit of everything: contemporary, dystopian, fantasy, historical, paranormal…about the only thing we don’t have is an epic poem about mutant wombats. Which is really unforgiveable when you think about it.
Anyway. That’s who we are. And as 2011 rolls in, we’d love to hear from you about what YOU like to read and what makes YOU tick. We feel lucky to be in a small group that allows us to get to know and talk to you! So drop in to see us!
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So that’s it! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve just come up with the best idea for a sequel involving mutant wombats…