- About K.A. Cozzo
- School Psychologist by day, wife and Mama Bear to two by night, aspiring writer in the wee hours of the AM (i.e., would love to show Giselle what multitasking REALLY looks like :).
YA is where it's at, at any age! No other genre/time period has as much emotion, angst, and growth. I write because I can't imagine NOT writing. Nothing inspires me like hearing my story stayed with a reader after they finished it. I know and love that feeling, and there is no bigger compliment.
I read my favorite books every year. I miss bookstores.
Likes: camping out at Starbucks, the love and spirit of the Christmas season, breakfast cereal at all hours, and when my favorite books are made into movies, b/c I love seeing beloved characters and words brought to life, even when the vision differs from mine.
- Favorite Books
- The Secret Society Girl Series, the Twilight Saga, White Oleander, The Book Thief, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Hopeless, The Fault in Our Stars
Currently Reading: Divergent (that totally SWOONworthy trailer with the kissing/tattoos made me do it ;) & stories from fellow SWOON authors
- Favorite Quote
- "Sometimes those who are the hardest to love are the one who need it the most."
Reach me at email@example.com
- Favorite Genre
K.A. Cozzo's Manuscripts
Can Jordyn find her voice, and a little faith, before she loses Alex for good?
58,203 words (About 194 pages), 4 months remaining
I do remember Rob saying that and truthfully, it might not need much clarification – I was doing that terrible thing I do where I read the end of a book quickly because I’m eager to see how it wraps up. I’m willing to bet if I took a second look it might read differently to me – this was…
Sorry – two things I forgot I wanted to comment on because I didn’t want to forget my constructive feedback…
I thought you wrote very age-appropriate “heat.” The language you used and the descriptions provided seemed very true-to-life for characters Rachel/Parker’s age. I think it was just enough and I just thought you handled those scenes really well.
First off, I want to say I took some time with the “Swoon Index” and ended up rating you in all four categories. Definite thrills, tears, and heat, and then I added laughs too, because I reconsidered and thought, ya know what? The lighter moments were really realistic and well done and kept the story from being too heavy. Just…
Well, I sneak in a little reading time when I’m up during the night, which unfortunately, still happens quite often. :/ I am about midway through TSOT on here, but I will add Damage to my to-read list for when I finish that. Happy to do so! My next story I’m outlining also has several back stories, and it definitely…
Hi Kate – Thank you for the kind feedback. I’ve gone back and forth with where to include Jordyn & Alex’s backstory, so thank you for weighing in on its current placement in the book. And yes, Jordyn and Alex are both juniors, so they’d be in the 17-18 range. Many thanks for reading and taking a moment to…
Charlotte – Thank you so much for taking the time out of what I’m sure is a busy family schedule to not only read my story but provide such thoughtful feedback. I definitely understand what you’re saying about the development of some of the parent/family relationships/issues in the book – however, as this was written as a YA romance story,…
Candace, thank you so much – I’m so happy my story found its way to you and appreciative of your feedback regarding my handling of the subject matter in the book. If your son has any additional thoughts, Please feel free to comment again – it would mean a lot to me to hear what someone his age thinks, especially…
Casey – thank you so much for the positive feedback. I’m glad to hear the story resonated with you both in a professional and personal sense. I feel so very strongly about respecting the real life challenges/blessings of families dealing with disability on a daily basis, so it means a lot to hear that I did an okay job handling…
Off the top, let me commend you on an awesome accomplishment – definitely deserving of a five-heart review! I’m a strong believer in the merits of “writing what you know,” and this story is an example of how this concept makes a story work. The authenticity definitely put you in the world of competitive figure skating and just brought your…
Sally – thank you so much for taking the time to read – I truly appreciate it! I was really, really hoping to find a reader that could relate in some capacity to this story, so thank you for sharing your experience. As always, authenticity is important, and I’m so glad to hear that my portrayal was at least in…
Kudos Jen, I thoroughly enjoyed your story. . The e reader stopped working on my Kindle, and I had to read the last third on my phone, so you know I was invested and intrigued!
Your well written characters are the heart of this story. The relationships between the women in Becca’s family were totally believable and heart-warming. I give…