Writers Working - Writing (& Publishing) Young Adult
Monday, July 9
Revise or develop your young adult pitch, and learn more about the YA market.
Interested in writing for teens? Young adult author Suzy Vitello will lead an interactive session covering YA
genres, parameters, and current trends in young adult literature. Topics will include: audience expectation,
point of view, tension building, plotter vs pantser, voice, representation, and publication resources.
Suzy Vitello, a newly empty-nested writer, lives in Portland with her school teacher husband and an
enthusiastic Rottweiler. Her debut young adult novel, "The Moment Before," published by Diversion Books,
was a Jr. Library Guild pick for 2014. Her other books for teens include "The Empress Chronicles" and "The
Keepsake," which are part of a series that re-imagines the teen years of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
She holds an MFA from Antioch, Los Angeles, and when not working on her own novels, she teaches
workshops in Portland and online through LitReactor. She is also a freelance developmental editor. Find out
more about Suzy, her books, and her workshops: www.suzyvitello.com.