Get to know more of the wonderful authors that are going to be signing at YA Fest in October 2015.

Tom Tancin

Author of The Atlantis Revolution series

Tom Tancin
Tom Tancin

YA Fest: How/why did you start writing?
Tom: I started writing because of a challenge from my 7th grade English teacher.  For her class, my friend and I wrote a play based on Where the Red Fern Grows and performed it for the class.  Later, our teacher challenged us to write a book.  We started writing and I never stopped.

YA Fest: One piece of advice for young writers?
Tom: Write for yourself.  Write what inspires you and what you enjoy.  The rest will follow.
YA Fest: What are you currently working on?  (Give us your elevator pitch!)
Tom: JerichoJericho isn’t a story about a dystopian society.  It’s about the events designed to create one and the teens that are destined to prevent it.  
 
YA Fest: Are you characters/stories inspired by real people/events?
Tom: I’d say most of my characters end up with qualities from people I know but they aren’t based solely on one person.  
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