What’s as exciting as reading a great book for the first time? Chatting with it’s author! Wandering Wild author Jessica Taylor will join her editor, Alison Weiss, in a live chat on Monday, May 16 at 8 PM EDT to talk about her novel, her path to publication, and what it’s like to be a YA author in the current publishing climate today.
So save the date, and please join us!
The event link will appear right here on this page. (If you click, it will even send you a reminder!)
Want to make sure your question gets asked? Feel free to leave questions in the comments section. Alison will draw on your questions on this WILD night of fun.
Worried you’ll miss the fun. That’s okay. A transcript of the conversation will remain on the blog after the chat.
But you said there would be a giveaway!
That’s right. We’ll be giving away this fantastic attack owl sign and a signed copy of Wandering Wild.
So please leave your questions below, and stop by on Monday for the chat and to enter to win. Jessica and Sky Pony can’t wait to hear from you!
“I believe in possibility. Of magic, of omens, of compasses, of love. Some of it’s a little bit true.”
Sixteen-year-old Tal is a Wanderer—a grifter whose life is built around the sound of wheels on the road, the customs of her camp, and the artful scams that keep her fed. With her brother, Wen, by her side, it’s the only life she’s ever known. It’s the only one she’s ever needed.
Then in a sleepy Southern town, the queen of cons picks the wrong mark when she meets Spencer Sway—the clean-cut Socially Secured boy who ends up hustling her instead of the other way around. For the first time, she sees a reason to stay. As her obligations to the camp begin to feel like a prison sentence, the pull to leave tradition behind has never been so strong.
But the Wanderers live by signs, and all the signs all say that Tal and Spencer will end only in disaster and grief. Is a chance at freedom worth almost certain destruction?
Wandering Wild is an achingly romantic journey of tradition and self-discovery–a magical debut.
Jessica Taylor adores sleepy Southern settings, unrequited love, and characters who sneak out late at night. After graduating from law school, she realized she’d rather write her own stories than read dusty law books. She lives in Northern California with a sweet-yet-spoiled dog and several teetering towers of books.
Visit her online at www.jessicataylorwrites.com or follow her on Twitter @JessicaTaylorYA.
“A moving portrayal of young love, family, and hope, a combination that steals your heart on every page.” —John Corey Whaley, Michael L. Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist
“Jessica Taylor’s prose is exquisite, her characters authentic, and her plot imaginative. Tal is brave, flawed, and clever—a YA heroine who won’t soon be forgotten!” —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Side Effects May Vary and Dumplin’
* “Taylor’s story about a teenage girl and her complicated life is a stunning debut in the world of young adult novels. . . . This story is told in a first-person female point of view with a voice that is honest and real. The raw emotion of the protagonist will immediately draw readers into Talia’s plight. The setting of the story is unique and fascinating. . . . [A] realistic coming-of-age story about love, family, and change that will appeal to readers who like stories with romance.” —VOYA 5Q 4P (starred review)