Exciting news! Kerri Majors, YARN’s Editor and Founder, has just signed a contract with Writer’s Digest Books for her YA writing memoir, “This is Not a Writing Manual” (TINAWM). The book will be a kind of “Bird by Bird” meets “Forest for the Trees” for high school and college age writers who want to know what might happen as they try to make their dreams of becoming A Writer come true.
Kerri says, “My experiences [as a writer and editor] are simultaneously unique and common, like the time I felt cornered into writing a particular editorial for the school paper, or when I failed to get to the State Speech and Debate Finals with a short story I’d written my senior year of high school. Each experience taught me something valuable about being a writer that I carried with me for the next decade or more. ” She wants to share those valuable experiences with the kinds of writers who are reading and writing for YARN.
She is very grateful to her steadfast agent Penn Whaling of the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency for supporting her writing through its many permutations (Has Kerri never mentioned that she wrote a mystery novel? Well, she will in TINAWM).
So that’s all for now. More news sure to come soon!