Who is the best Y.A. Author?
It's time to write in nominations for our December poll. This month it's BEST Y.A. Author. Maybe they wrote a lot of stand alone books rather than a series. Or maybe they wrote multiple series. Whatever the reason, you think they're the best Y. A. author in the biz.
1- As always, I leave definitions up to your best judgement because I'd rather be inclusive. If you nominate authors who are clearly adult authors (No Stephen King or G.R.R. Martin), I'll put the kibosh on it, but I'm not going to get persnickety about where exactly young adult becomes children's books or where exactly they become adult books. If you think an author fits, and they're not grotesquely inappropriate, I'll take it.
2- You are nominating an author's whole body of work. If you loved one book, but not really any others, best save that for the next time "Best Stand Alone Y.A. Novel" rolls back around.
3- I would like to discourage the nomination of authors of a single great Y.A. series. We just had a "Best Y.A. Series" Poll, and I don't want to do it all over again. I won't be enforcing this, but try to pick authors who have either done several stand alone books or multiple series for young adults.
4- You may nominate two (2) authors. (Remember that I am a breathtakingly power hungry despot here at Writing About Writing. To encourage reading and reading comprehension I will NOT take any authors beyond your second.)
5- You may (and should) second as many nominations of others as you wish. No author will be going on to our poll that doesn't get at least one second, and it is not unheard of for a poll to have SO many nominations that I only take the results with two or more "seconds."
6- Please put your nominations here. I will take books nominated as comments to this post on other social media; however, they may not get the seconds you need because no one will see them.
In a couple of weeks we'll get the poll fired up based on your nominations. It's all up to you.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Best Young Adult Author (Nominations)
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Tamora Pierce and Amelia Atwater-RhodesReplyDelete
Second Tamora PierceDelete
Third Tamora PierceDelete
Second Tamora PierceDelete
Beverly Cleary and Judy BlumeReplyDelete
Second Judy Blume!Delete
Third Judy BlumeDelete
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Robin McKinley and I'll go with Cassandra Claire (despite controversy, I still really enjoyed her books).ReplyDelete
(I got persuaded that Lackey is not YA)
Let's go with some awesome kid horror - John BellairsReplyDelete
Ohh and kid mysteries!! So, ok, they're totally a pen name that encompassed multiple authors - is that legit? - Carolyn Keene (if you tell me that doesn't count I'll find someone else, it's cool).
Cory Doctorow and Diane Wynne Jones.ReplyDelete
I second Diana Wynne Jones!Delete
I Second Second Diana Wynne Jones!Delete
Allen Johnson Jr. for the Blackwater Novels series. Loved it. Portrait of boys growing up in 1930s South, lots of adventures.ReplyDelete
And here's the link to the first book on Amazon of Allen Johnson Jr.'s young adult fiction. Check out the reviews http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Story-Blackwater-Novels-Book-ebook/dp/B00HUC1QPO/ref=sr_1_1ReplyDelete
Ursula K LeGuin
Diana Wynne Jones
Dianna Wynne Jones
Roald Dahl (obviously splitting his work to ignore all of the adult-adult stuff!)ReplyDelete
Second Roald DahlDelete
Second Roald DahlDelete
Patricia C. WredeReplyDelete
and I feel like John Green maybe should be on this list.
Second Robin McKinley, Roald Dahl
Second Patricia C. WredeDelete
Second John GreenDelete
I'll nominate Madeline L'Engle. You all have already hit all the other folks on my personal list.ReplyDelete
Nominating Susan Cooper and Lloyd AlexanderReplyDelete
Seconding Madeleine L'Engle, Robin McKinley, Roald Dahl, John Bellairs, Tamora Pierce, Beverly Cleary, Judy Bloom, JK Rowling
Silently apologizing to a host of other favorite YA authors
Will Shetterly, Tracy LynnReplyDelete
Can't tell if my comment made it through or is waiting for moderation or something, so apologies if this is a duplicate.ReplyDelete
Hmm... seconding Robin McKinley, Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, Lloyd Alexander, and Madeleine L'Engle.
And... I'll nominate Laini Taylor and Kristin Cashore. (Also silently apologizing to others.)
I can see it.Delete