BJ Sheldon lives near Rapid City, South Dakota with her husband, a veteran of the US military. She is the mother to 3 beautiful daughters, 2 of whom are still living at home and making her crazy.
Most days, she can be found in front of her laptop or reading a good book when she isn’t trying to keep her dog and 3 cats from taking over the world. Her hobbies include cuticle care, fighting off zombies, and traveling through space and time with a mad man in a blue box.
In 2011, BJ was awarded a silver medal in the Reader’s Favorite Award Contest in the Young Adult/Fantasy category for “Haunting”. Her first series, The Dusty Chronicles, is a paranormal trilogy that takes a different spin on “paranormal”. Future projects include Sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary romance.
Her favorite authors include Nicholas Sparks, Isaac Marion, Hugh Howey, Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling, Amanda Jason, Tiffany King, and Guy De’Maupassant.
Fixing broken computers, wrangling a very spirited little toddler, and creating a world with a tyrant king, are all parts of the average day for Kristi Strong. While she has called Virginia her home for two decades, her head has rested in two countries, three states, and under far too many roofs to count. She was more than happy to give up her nomadic lifestyle and settle down with her husband, daughter, and their pets.
While attending James Madison University, she was given the rare opportunity to work as part of an archaeological team on a variety of dig sites in Virginia, including the homes of former Presidents,James Madison and George Washington, civil war sites such as The Steven’s House and Fort Evan’s Mississippian Encampment, and a variety of pre-historic hunting sites and camps.
Kristi now uses her extensive studies in human cultures (aka, Anthropology degree), to create her own world in her fantasy novels, beginning with her debut novel, The Lady of Steinbrekka.
Come join the hosts of YAP on Facebook , Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 7PM EST to celebrate YAPodcast’s first birthday, learn about it’s exciting new expansion, talk to the new co-hosts, win YA and NA books, play games and more!
Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She’s only slightly socially awkward as a result.) Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.
Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life.
To celebrate the birthday of YAPodcast I am holding a giveaway AND I have a huge announcement. This is big news and big time fun for my fellow yapters!
I think it’s safe to say that YAPodcasts.com IS the authority on young adult books and their fabulous authors, just saying! Anyway, we’re about to branch out and become even MORE awesome! Woot! Woot!
So, What does this mean? Well, you can still tune in and listen to your favorite YA authors on the podcast, but that isn’t all you’ll get. I’m adding some new voices and medias. Check it out!
As always, I will run the podcast. YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But, I will no longer be a solo operation. YAPodcast proudly welcomes Donna Dull (AKA Elizabeth Sharp), Amy Evans and Amy Leigh Strickland (Yes, the Amy’s are taking over the world, it’s true, LOL!) to YAPodcasts.com!
Donna Dull will direct YAVlog and Amy Leigh Strickland and Amy Evans will direct YAHangout!
Make sure to skip on over to the media and contact page so you can find us everywhere (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, email)
Now for the giveaway! These YAPodcast authors have graciously donated ebooks to celebrate our birthday. There are some really terrific reads in this giveaway so make sure you enter. Tell your friends too and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc…..
YAPodcast Birthday Bash Giveaway Titles and Authors