Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Revision Warriors: Reboot

Revision Warriors: Re-imagined. Re-invented. 

In the world of publishing, we know retellings are oh-so-popular today, so here we are, revamping the Revision Warriors of yesteryear.  

The mission is still the same: We write. We revise. We share the journey. But now we have fresh voices contributing to the saga, offering new perspectives on the path toward publication. 

We all know this can be a daunting journey, so we hope to cross paths with many readers, writers and lovers of words along the way. 

The Warriors:

Hi, I'm Rachel, and I write YA contemporary. I love stories that are dark and gritty and also ones that are sweet and romantic. Sometimes all at once. I'm represented by Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management.

I love books that make me cry, and I'll even admit to shedding happy tears for more than a few. Some of my favorite YA books are BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick and SOME GIRLS ARE by Courtney Summers. My all-time favorite author is J.D. Salinger, and I try to reread THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and FRANNY AND ZOOEY every year.

I'm fond of old movies, tap dancing, and pretending I can cook. I love connecting with other writers, and I'm on Twitter @rlynn_solomon


Cheryl A. Ham
Hi! I'm Cheryl. I write YA Fantasy and am in love with all things SpecFic. Stories that combine speculative elements with lyrical prose blow my mind. Hello, Maggie Stiefvater, Laini Taylor, and Leigh Bardugo, I’m looking at you.

Random facts: I'm a dog lover and have two fur babies, Zeke and Ollie. Coffee fuels my soul--chocolate soothes it. I hate the cold (read: New England winters), but holy crap do I love ALL THINGS Christmas. I love wine and martinis. I’m an audiobook addict, enthusiastic sleeper, and lover of warm weather, socks, and cozy blankets. 

I’ve been writing for about four years and am lucky to have made the most amazing friends, especially the lovely ladies of the RW blog! I’m always looking to connect with other writers and book lovers, so please introduce yourself in the comments and share what you’re writing or books that you love. 

You can also find me on Twitter. @CherylAHam


Diane Bohannan
Hi! I'm Diane and I absolutely love to write. I can't imagine not doing it. In the last two years, I've gotten serious about writing, rolled up my sleeves, joined critique groups, and visited conferences to hone my craft. I'm hoping to query my YA fantasy next year! Some of my favorite craft books are Plot versus Character, Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, and The First 50 Pages. Books that make me fall in love with words even more are: Cinder, Shadow and Bone, The Maze Runner, and Divergent. 

Catch up with me on Twitter @dianebohannan


Michelle Smith
Hi there! I'm Michelle. In a nutshell: I'm a YA writer, military wife, momma, and Nerdfighter. Crazy-stupid love makes my heart go pitter-patter, and country music makes me swoon like you wouldn't believe. Mash 'em together, and you'll have most of my books. John Green is my favorite author, with JK Rowling, Leigh Bardugo, and Tahereh Mafi all in a close race for second. 

If you like rambling thoughts, crazy kiddo stories, and the occasional writing-related tweet, you can find me on Twitter @msmithbooks.


Hello! I’m Marlana. My non-stop imagination concerned family and friends until I began jotting down my made-up worlds, added some pretend friends and called myself a writer. I read a vast variety of genres but for creating, I lean toward science fiction and fantasy for MG/YA

I’m a member of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators aka ScaBeeWee. My writing heroes include JK Rowling, Dan Brown, Sidney Sheldon, Robin Cook, Beth Revis, James Patterson, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and Stephen King. I also find inspiration from movies and television. If you look up sci-fi geek, you just might see my picture.

Truthfully, I’m awkward on Twitter, but am trying to get better. If the occasional incoherent rambling doesn’t bother you, please follow me @MarlanaAntifit  

Rina Heisel
Hello! I'm Rina. I write middle grade novels, and more often than not, something furry or fantastical works its way into way into my pages.  I’ve been crazy for middle grade since those early reading years, when books like To Kill a Mockingbird and Julie of the Wolves delivered whole new worlds right to my cozy reading couch. Books like Ender's Game, Watership Down, and the ghost stories of Mary Downing Hahn and Betty Ren Wright were like rocket fuel to my imagination and made me want to write! I’m currently represented by the amazing Danielle M. Smith of Foreword Literary and trying to make my publishing dreams a reality. I’m also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. 

Chat with me on Twitter! @rinaheisel



  1. Hi ladies! It's great to meet you and find out about this new blog (I saw Michelle's tweet). I'm excited for your endeavors and watching your road to publication as I work through my own. Best of luck!

    1. Thanks so much, Robin!! It's great to meet you! :D

    2. Hi Robin! Nice to meet you! Thank you for checking us out. I love your sporty girl blog!! Very cool. :-) I once worked on a show about girls' high school basketball called "Play Like a Girl." And yes, it was in that positive connotation!

  2. Thank you, Robin. No one understands the ups and downs of this journey better than a fellow writer so I'm very glad to have you join us.