Thomas Cotterill who’s blog is always fascinating, and which is guaranteed to exercise your mind http://thomascotterill.wordpress.com/
having kindly awarded me this, I can pass on the favour.
Well, first has to be my writing partner, Jo Danilo. She made me do a fair number of rewrites – particularly about those fight scenes – and she was so right! I can never thank her enough.
She has written some exceptional paranormal YA, including ‘The Curtain Twitchers’ and ‘11.32’ .
She is exceptional in having been able to write such excellent books, for she works full time and has a young family too and has even trained to rescue whales and conservation issues besides. Her blog is:- http://mymykerikeri.wordpress.com/
Then, there is Rebecca Lochlann, whose brilliant series ‘Child of the Erinyes’ has not long been out. I said from when I first started on ‘The Year God’s Daughter’ that these were potential classics. http://rebeccalochlann.wordpress.com/
Then, there is Anne Carlisle. I had to nominate her for her heroine alone, although the rest of the book ‘The Fire Night Ball’ just happens to be a great, exciting read.
How many main female characters in current novels are the ones who make the jokes? But Marlena Mae Bellum is not only a siren with waist length red hair and an hour glass figure, a sharp business woman and a witch by virtue of her hereditary, she’s also a wonderful wit. http://www.annehcarlislephd.com/Home_Page.html
Also, Lauryn April. Her book ‘Into the Deep’ written for YA but a delightful read for any age, shows much insight in the linking of the psychic and the psychological, and combining the paranormal with an everyday school setting. I loved those characters, Lauryn!http://laurynapril.blogspot.co.uk
Very likely these writers have got the award already, but just in case.
Keep on writing that wonderful stuff…
Finally, I would like to nominate Tersia for a blog harrowing and courageous, which faces issues we will all have to face at some point in our lives.