What? Another CP spotlight? Yes. But feel free to stop reading and skip my post today. Because you probably don't want to learn about Taryn anyway.
Yeah. You don't want to hear that she's only nineteen years-old, right? Or that in addition to being a full time college student majoring in Creative Writing with high academic standing (whatever), she swims competitively and recently placed at nationals (5 races) and broke her team's record in the 100 butterfly. In fact, when she was ten years-old, she was ranked fourth in the nation in swimming. She also lifeguards and teaches swim lessons. But who cares about all that?
I'm sure you don't want to know she is a literary intern for a *big name* agent from a *big name* agency. Or that she contributes to the Write On! blog of Authoress fame. Taryn also has her own business with fellow teen writer Kate Coursey...an editing service called Teen Eyes. With an ever growing list of now agented clients, they're probably not that great at what they do. Not really.
As you can imagine, with the perspective of a teen, lit intern, writer, editor, and incredible knowledge base of all things in the publishing world, her critiques and advice are invaluable. At least that's what I've heard...
And oh, I almost forgot. Taryn's YA mystery, Begging to Breathe, took her two weeks to write with virtually no revisions. She queried it for a week, resulting in a handful of offers in her lap. She decided to sign with agent Vickie Motter in February of this year and her book is already out on submissions. A little disappointing, I know.
Yep. I warned you...I knew you didn't want to know all this. And if for some miraculous reason you are still reading this post, head over to her blog and follow her if you aren't already. Or not. Doesn't really matter. :)
Love you, Taryn!