Making our living from writing is a dream for many of us but not for today’s guest. For Steph Bowe the dream is a reality. In fact, she has never known any different. Steph has always written and, at 23, is about to launch her third novel for young adults, Night Swimming, which she describes as ‘a funny, diverse story of family, love, musicals, crop-circles and goats’. And she keeps good company, alongside Merlina Marchetta and Lili Wilkinson, to name a couple of other successful Australian YA authors. So it can be done. Steph is a Stella ambassador for schools and she’s a firm believer in the need for a diversity of books. Today we talk about the importance of characters and relationships in YA fiction, as well as why self-promotion as an author matters and how to go about it. You can find out more about Steph and her books here.
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