“Thank the Admins” is an end-of-2016 feature that provides a shout-out to the core group of sixteen authors who have been the tireless engine behind making The Sweet Sixteens a cohesive debut group. They’ve been the brilliant minds behind ARC tours, Sweet Sixteen logo & web design, Facebook posts, Twitter love and so much more. We hope you’ll take a moment to extend your gratitude and give these peeps a virtual high five.
Your role as admin: Calendar Coordinator
What’s up next: Conferences, speaking engagements, and most of all, writing.
Thing you learned in your debut year: “The most gratifying aspect of being a debut author is lifting up other authors and aspiring authors. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of book launch, but focusing my energy on cultivating someone else’s creative energy has helped me to become a stronger artist and human being.”
Your role as admin: Website and blog administrator.
What’s up next: Marieke is busy with stories for anthologies and another contemporary YA. And in between, a fantasy story to play with!! So excited for more words from this talented author!
Thing you learned in your debut year: “The book community — readers, writers, publishing folk — is a wonderfully amazing place to be.”