I'm an author of young adult fiction who enjoys reading, drawing and painting, SCBWI writing conferences, walking with my hubby, and enjoying music and dance of all kinds. I'm usually in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head.
Maggie Stiefvater: Lament, Ballad, The Scorpio Races, etc. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde, The Forbidden Game series by LJ Smith. The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson, Dragon's Milk trilogy by Susan Fletcher.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas A. Edison