Meet the Seven Sparks!

March 30, 2015

In the fall of 2014, seven YA authors banded together to help spread the word about their books, and the Sparks were born!

Our mission is to help readers of adventurous, fantastical, romantic stories with strong heroines find our books. We Seven Sparks authors provide compelling reads without explicit descriptions or swearing, making our books perfect for the younger YA reader or anyone in the mood for a fantastical adventure!

Seven Sparks BannerTo help in that mission, we’ve created a fun and interactive Facebook page with something exciting happening on it EVERY DAY of the week!

Fandom Monday: Terah Edun inspires us with her weekly young adult TV and movie reviews and recommendations. You’ll want to look for these on Netflix!

Teaser Tuesday: Cidney Swanson bedazzles us with amazing teasers from books by the Seven Sparks and by other authors we love. These will SPARK your imagination and help you to build your TBR list!

Win on Wednesdays: Allie Burton brings the excitement with a weekly giveaway. This will be a fun way to spend hump day. Enter to win each week!

Throwback Thursday: Anthea Sharp stirs up the nostalgia by presenting older YA books we all love. A different book will be featured each week. If you’ve read it, be sure to join in on the conversation about it!

Freebie Friday: Ednah Walters features a free ebook that meets the Seven Sparks’ criteria for excellent clean adventures for young adults. Be sure to check the page on Fridays to download your FREE copy!

Weekend Trivia: Eva Pohler will test your knowledge of some of our favorite young adult books (beginning with ours) and the lore that inspired them. I’ll post the question on Saturday and the answer on Sunday. A list of the names of those who commented with the correct answer will be touted all over social media. Those names will also be entered into a monthly drawing. The FIRST person to comment with the correct answer gets entered into the drawing FIVE times. The winner will be announced on the last Sunday of each month.

Brenda Hiatt (that’s me!) will be posting fun stuff throughout the week, just to keep things REALLY interesting!

Meet the Seven Sparks…

cropped antheaANTHEA SHARP

Growing up on fairy tales and computer games, Anthea Sharp has melded the two in her award-winning, USA Today bestselling Feyland series. She now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, where rainy days and cups of strong black tea fuel her writing. When not imagining new stories, she hangs out in virtual worlds, plays the fiddle with her Celtic band Fiddlehead, and spends time with her small-but-good family. Explore her world and the magic of her award-winning series by visiting her website.

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Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and has spent years living abroad in South Sudan and Morocco. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl. She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words fantasy of both the contemporary and high variety. Terah’s Courtlight series was featured on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and her Crown Service series hit the Amazon Top 500 on release of Book One. She has sold over 50,000 copies of her books and is proud to be a young adult author. Discover her world and the magic of her books by visiting her blog.

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BRENDA HIATT

Brenda Hiatt is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels (so far), including traditional Regency romance, time travel romance, historical romance, and humorous mystery. She is as excited about her STARSTRUCK series as she’s ever been about any of her books, which is saying something! In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she is currently pursuing her 3rd degree black belt), hiking, traveling, and reading, of course! You can find out more at her Brenda Hiatt website (or this one, of course!)

Allie Burton

ALLIE BURTON

Bestselling author Allie Burton’s stories rock with adventure and romance. From real places to made up worlds, from first love to united souls, from suspense to fantasy…but always to the tune of love. Her tales take you under the ocean in the Lost Daughters of Atlantis series and through mythical legends and relics in the Soul Force series. Allie currently lives in Colorado with her husband and teen inspirations. You can learn more about Allie and her books on her website.

Cidney Swanson

CIDNEY SWANSON

Cidney Swanson is an award-winning writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy including The Ripple Trilogy and The Saving Mars Series. SAVING MARS (Kirkus, starred) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 and was an honor book for the SCBWI Spark Award 2014. When she’s not writing, Cidney is distracted by shiny things such as books with raised foil covers, macarons in jars, and stars set against an inky night sky. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, three kids, two cats, and entirely too much rain. Please check out her website.

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Bestselling author Ednah Walters writes about tortured heroes and the women who love them–from her international bestselling Runes series, which focuses on Norse mythology and legends, to her Guardian Legacy series. Whether she’s writing about Valkyries, Norns, and Grimnirs, or Guardians, demons and Archangels, love plays a crucial part in her series. When not writing YA and NA books, she writes contemporary romance under the pseudonym E. B. Walters. You can visit her online, including her websites—www.ednahwalters.com and www.author-e-b-walters.com. You can also join her Mailing List- https://mobile-text-alerts.com/TeamEdnah.

Eva PohlerEVA POHLER

Eva Pohler is the Amazon bestselling author of The Gatekeeper’s Saga and The Vampires of Athens Series, both young adult adventures where Eva’s obsession with Greek mythology, epic battles, and heart-breaking love triangles lights the pages on fire. She’s also the author of The Purgatorium Series, a young adult psychological thriller and island survival story, and The Mystery Book Collection—a group of suspense novels for adults. When she’s not writing herself, Eva teaches writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three teens. You can learn more about Eva and her novels at her website.

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