Item #55: YA Book Bundle

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Sarah LaPolla

Sarah is former literary agent living in New York with over a decade of book publishing experience. She began her career learning the ins and outs at a large, established agency, Curtis Brown, Ltd., and then moved to a boutique agency, Bradford Literary, to grow her own list of amazing MG and YA authors! While starting out in publishing, Sarah also received my MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, where among other things, she learned how to become a better collaborator and editor. (Who knew revision could be so transformative and that receiving and applying editorial advice was a skill in itself? Not Sarah before 2008, apparently!)

Sarah has worked with MG, YA, and Adult fiction authors in a variety of genres, and her authors have received critical acclaim, awards (regional and international), and starred reviews over the years. Sarah's main area of expertise is in MG and YA fiction in the following genres: literary, contemporary/realistic, rom-com, science fiction, paranormal/urban fantasy, magical realism, "low"/contemporary fantasy, horror, and mystery/suspense. She loves books with unforgettable characters she continues to think about after their story ends. Regardless of genre, Sarah loves working on stories that offer readers a full emotional experience. For example, finding humor in darkness and understanding pain behind a joke are equally important to her. She likes stories that surprise her, characters who surprise themselves, and getting immersed in a world whether it's a faraway land or her own backyard. Sarah is also a strong advocate for books featuring marginalized, underrepresented voices that challenge the status quo, and she wouldn't be the right fit for books villainizing or exploiting those voices.

Sarah's approach to editing is to first understand the writer's vision for a project, and help them find the best way to achieve that goal, whether it's through traditional publishing or self-publishing. No two books or authors are alike, and there is no "one edit letter fits all." Sarah offers a collaborative approach to editing with the goal of teaching writing and revision tips an author can take with them after your work together is over.

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