Pen Name: Jan Blazanin
Comments from the author about writing: Story ideas don't come easily for me, so when one pops up I write a paragraph with a rough description of the story. I follow that with detailed character sketches and, as much as possible, a scene-by-scene outline. Although I often stray from my outline, it keeps me from getting stuck in the middle with nowhere to go.
I write because it's challenging and fun, and there's such satisfaction in creating an entire world from my imagination.
Literary awards received and date received:
- Gold Star Award For Excellence, Teens Read Too, 2009
Book Types: Fiction
Audience Types: Young Adult
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes. My fee varies depending on the type and length of program and the size of the audience. Small group (6-15) writing workshops are $100/hour. School visits are $250/half day, $400/full day for groups no larger than 30. For distances beyond 30 miles I also charge expenses. My target audience is middle school and high school.
Mailing Address: 600 N. Little Walnut Creek Drive Waukee, IA 50263-8024
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Web site: http://janblazanin.com
Agent Information: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio
Books By This Author
Fairest of Them All, MTV Books, New York, NY, 2009
A&L Do Summer, Egmont Publishing, New York, NY, 2011