Item #81: First Chapter Critique
READERSHIP AGE: MG/YA/Adult
GENRES: I’m not the best for sci-fi but otherwise happy to read any genre!
RESTRICTIONS: Chapter must be no more than 15 pages
TURNAROUND TIME: One month
Meredith Ireland is a Korean-American attorney and writer, born in Seoul. She is a Rollins College and University of Miami School of Law alumna. She writes young adult and children’s books and is proudly represented by Lauren Spieller of Triadaus Literary Agency. Her debut novel, THE JASMINE PROJECT, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection, a Best Book of 2021 according to Boston Public Library, and received a starred review from Booklist. Her follow up, EVERYONE HATES KELSIE MILLER, also from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, was named a best book of 2022 by both Forbes and Seventeen Magazine. Her short story will be featured in YOU ARE HERE, a middle grade anthology and the inaugural title of Allida/Clarion coming March 2023. She will also have a short story in ADOPTEE TO ADOPTEE, a YA anthology coming fall 2023, edited by Nicole Chung. EMMA & THE LOVE SPELL, her debut middle grade fantasy will be out in Winter of 2024 from Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing.
Meredith resides in New York with her two children and a county fair goldfish who will probably outlive them all.
Any bids submitted before 12:00am on Monday, April 3, 2023 or after 8:59:59pm EST on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 will be deleted.