RWC2016: YA Authors

By on August 15, 2016

Introducing two more of our speakers at this year’s writers’ conference: Young Adult authors Jenny Martin and Sarah MacTavish.

Jenny Martin headshot newJenny Martin is an author and librarian. Her work’s been featured on The Mary Sue, Bustle, Bookriot and Hypable, and her first novel, Tracked, released on May 5th, 2015, by Dial, an imprint of Penguin Random-House. Tracked was named one of Paste Magazine’s and Teen Magazine’s ‘Best Books of 2015’, and its sequel, Marked, released May 17th, 2016. Jenny is also an experienced speaker, panelist and presenter who’s appeared Texas Teen Book Festival, Texas Library Association and San Diego Comic Con. She lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with her husband and son, where she hoards books and writes fiction. And yes, she’s still on a quest for the perfect pancake.

Jenny will be presenting on Saturday, September 3 at 3pm on The Business of Writing: 

In this session, author Jenny Martin will tackle the important aspects of revising, submitting and publishing your novel. Join us to learn more about polishing your work, choosing a path, finding an agent, handling offers, submitting to editors, understanding contracts, and more. Writers in all genres are welcome.

For more information on Jenny and her books, visit

author-phot-hi-resSarah MacTavish is a small-town Texan with Yankee roots and a heart that belongs to Ireland. In addition to being a writer she is also a teen librarian, incurable Star Wars nerd, and proud Hufflepuff. When she isn’t writing, she’s either gaming, watching British television, or chasing down “just one more hint” on her family tree. Sarah is a member of the Historical Novel Society, and finalist in Novel Rocket’s 2014 Launch Pad Contest in the Historical Fiction category. Firebrand is her first novel.

Sarah will also be presenting that Saturday at 3pm, on Creating Relatable Characters:

Stories are best remembered, and most beloved, when they’re populated by characters that readers can connect with. In this presentation, discover tips on how to write characters–from heroes to villains to sidekicks–that will stay with your readers long after they’ve finished the book.

Connect with her online and get the latest updates on her books at

See the full details of our conference, and register here.

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