Karole Cozzo

Philly suburbs



KAROLE COZZO is a school psychologist by day, a wife and mother of two by night, and a writer of YA romance in the wee hours of the morning. She loves camping out at Starbucks, breakfast cereal at all hours, and watching every movie made from her favorite YA books.

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

Favorite Quotes

"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 Genres

Karole Cozzo's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Friday, September 11th, 2015

And the winning cover for HOW TO KEEP ROLLING AFTER A FALL is…

It was such a close race! And I can’t say that I’m at all surprised. All of the cover options were visually beautiful, and I understand why the “voting public” would have a hard time picking one as a winner. But let me tell you…as the author? The person who experienced such an intense reaction to each ... Read More


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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: My Debut Novel is Finished… the Rest is Still Unwritten

Once upon a time, Publication (yes, with a capital P) was the Holy Grail. In the time that has passed since June 2014, when I learned that Swoon was gifting me with the Holy Grail, I’ve experienced so many wonderful highs. “The Call.” (I mean, Holy Claudia Kishi, that’s Jean Feiwel on the other end of the line ... Read More


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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: The Difference A Year Makes – It’s Time to Party!

Near the end of June 2014, I received my first edit letter and had my first “edit letter review” conversation with Holly West. We’d discussed some proposed changes, including entirely reworking the first three chapters of the book, and then Holly asked me if I thought I could have the first round of edits completed by August 1st. “Sure ... Read More


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Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: But They Don’t Know You Like I Know You

A quick Google search for “character development tools” will bring up a myriad of options. Some are worksheets a single page in length, focusing on the basics – eye color, profession, hobbies. Others are several pages in length, including nebulous questions such as “What is it that your character needs that he or she doesn’t know they need?” Then of ... Read More


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Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: A Different Kind of Hunger

Part of being married with young children involves being home and on the couch on Friday nights in time for prime-time television. And a big part of prime-time Friday night television is Shark Tank, at least in our house it is. As an aspiring writer, there was definitely a part of me that could relate to the fledgling entrepreneurs standing ... Read More


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