We are just four writers who happened to meet up because the cosmos thought it was a good idea. We thought up A Dash of YA because we all seem to dabble in all things Young Adult. On here you are going to find interviews from some awesome authors, great giveaways to fill up your book shelves and tips to make your manuscript sparkle, reviews, recommendations and a dash of everything in between.
What is your favorite book/series?
Molli: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It has absolutely everything, including action, romance, sci-fi and amazing characters.
Molli: I have to choose?! Gale Hawthorne is my book boyfriend FOREVER but I'm also quite inlove with Kyle Harper from Hemlock.
Which book do you wish you could be a character in?
Erica: Honestly, probably Pride and Prejudice though I know that's not really a YA book. I want to wear the dresses and go to the balls. And marry a Mr. Darcy of course.
Why did you start blogging?
Erica: I started my personal blog as a way to keep our family up to date on our growing family. Over the years it sort of transformed into my own personal little think space where I would rave about a new book I loved, but it is still mostly about my little blondies.
Michelle: My friend Lauren started one and I thought "Hey, that could be fun" and I think I came up with a lame name, and posted about a bunch of random things. I then discovered book bloggers and was like "OMG! I found my destiny!" and have been a book blogger ever since.
Komal: I started my blog on Blogger around 2005, but it didn't really go anywhere. After trying to blog again on Tumblr and Livejournal, I found my way back to Blogger because of the AMAZING community of authors, writers and bloggers on here! I really just wanted to network and socialise, and meet people with similar interests to mine!
Molli: A good friend (Suz at A Soul Unsung) had just started hers. I felt like I NEEDED a place to geek out properly about my favorite books, characters, and authors. I never expected to find this huge, amazing community, but I did, and I've never felt more at home. Now I can't imagine my life without blogging!
What other hobbies do you have besides reading?
Erica: I'm a romantic at heart. I love reading about "first loves" and that is a pretty common theme in YA books. I love the excitement that comes with falling in love for the first time.
Michelle: Maybe it's because I refuse to let go of my teen years? *coughs 28 yrs old cough* Maybe it's because I teach high school English so I have to up on reading? Maybe because I love how authors capture the strong wills of teenagers, the first loves, and up against all odds -whether apocolpytic or teen queen bully.
Komal: As a child/teenager I used to read the adult genre, and as an adult I read Young Adult. I think it's because YA books revolve around romance, mistakes, and growing up, and YA authors are really able to capture that essence of being a teenager. Plus, I'm a sucker for characters like Daemon Black!
Molli: YA is so heartfelt, and it's awesome to see so many brave authors out there who are writing about what matters. I find a lot of authentic characters and relationships in YA novels, not to mention some swoon-worthy romances.
Thanks for stopping by on our launch day! We hope you stop by and visit us, get to know us, and find some good information here at A Dash Of YA.