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Yesterday I did an interview over at Donna Galanti’s blog. We connected during the time I was writing my first YA manuscript, in which a high school girl joins the Navy. One of key pieces in my research was a slim book called, Letters From Boot Camp. It is filled with letters she wrote as she went through boot camp as a young adult.They are wonderful: sad, exciting, frustrating. I have NO idea where she found the energy to actually write them, as boot camp is clearly an exhausting few months.

Donna is also writing fiction now, for adults and young adults. Check out her blog: http://donnagalanti.wordpress.com/ to learn about her work. And of course check out her interview with me where I answer questions about writing, having a failed book submission, what inspires me to write, and more.