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NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012), OF TRITON (2013), and OF NEPTUNE (2014). JOYRIDE coming in 2015! Repped by rockstar Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency. I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can't walk in high heels, but I'm very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Guest Author Anna Banks: Writing the First Book in a Planned Series

Many writers dream of landing a two- or three-book deal with a publisher. While there’s nothing wrong with that, few agents or publishers actively seek an author who’s written three books already—what they’re looking for is that first book that holds loads of potential. This leaves room for agent and editor input on the other book ... Read More

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Guest Author Anna Banks: Writing the First Book in a Planned Series

Many writers dream of landing a two- or three-book deal with a publisher. While there’s nothing wrong with that, few agents or publishers actively seek an author who’s written three books already—what they’re looking for is that first book that holds loads of potential. This leaves room for agent and editor input on the other book ... Read More

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Guest Author Anna Banks: Finding Your Own Voice and Making It Sing

A strong, unique, commanding voice is something every author wants—or at least, you should want it. It tells you apart from other authors and their works. It makes someone remember your book long after they’ve read it. And unfortunately, it’s also something no editor or agent or critique partner can teach you.Still, you can develop your ... Read More

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Guest Author Anna Banks: Heat Up Your YA Romance... Without Going Too Far

As an author who writes (and reads) both YA romance and adult romance, I can truly say there’s a line in YA that you don’t cross. Not to say that some YA doesn’t have sex in it, because there are plenty of books out there that do (mine do not). But while adult romance focuses on physical ... Read More

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Guest Author Anna Banks: Heat Up Your YA Romance... Without Going Too Far

As an author who writes (and reads) both YA romance and adult romance, I can truly say there’s a line in YA that you don’t cross. Not to say that some YA doesn’t have sex in it, because there are plenty of books out there that do (mine do not). But while adult romance focuses on physical ... Read More

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