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 k.a.cozzo.9810@gmail.com
Favorite Genre
Contemporary

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April 17, 2014

K.A. Cozzo's Comment

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.

The other…

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April 14, 2014

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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…

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April 02, 2014

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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,…

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March 30, 2014

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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…

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March 25, 2014

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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…

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March 23, 2014

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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…

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March 20, 2014

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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…

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February 06, 2014

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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…

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