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Writers for Young Adults Come to Life on www.Authors4Teens.com

Media Contact: Lesley Sprigg, Context Communications
937/885-6888, lesley@contextpr.com

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Westport, CT, June 18, 2001 - How do authors writing for teens come up with story ideas? Are the characters in their books modeled after real-life people? What were the authors like as teenagers?

Teachers, librarians and students can learn more about their favorite authors who write for teens with a visit to www.Authors4Teens.com. Teenage literature expert and respected editor Don Gallo interviews the authors about their techniques, hobbies and passions to provide insight into the motivations behind the books.

"I felt there was a need for a resource where teenagers especially--but teachers and librarians and researchers, too--could get complete, up-to-date information about contemporary authors who write mainly for teenagers," Gallo said. "The site is continuously updated, including the dates and places where these authors will be speaking, visiting schools and signing books."

Gallo, who is based in Solon, Ohio, frequently presents workshops for English teachers and young adult librarians throughout the U.S. He received his master of arts in teaching from Oberlin College.

Authors4Teens is presented by Greenwood Electronic Media, a division of The Greenwood Publishing Group.

Currently, Authors4Teens.com features more than 20 distinguished authors who write for teens, such as Chris Crutcher, Norma Fox Mazer, Jerry Spinelli, Joan Bauer, William Sleator, and Laurie Halse Anderson. This year the site will add 20 or so more writers and eventually will become a multi-media option for live, online chats with the authors, as well as recorded video of the writers discussing their craft.

Authors4Teens also provides links to additional information such as the authors’ own Web sites, news articles, photos, geographical information and a variety of other pertinent sites. As a result, the site contains the most extensive, most accurate, most up-to-date and possibly the most interesting information about many important authors who write for young people today.

Institutional subscription pricing for Authors4Teens.com begins at $150 per year. Individual subscriptions are $75 a year. For more information, visit the Greenwood Electronic Media web site at www.gem.greenwood.com.

The Greenwood Publishing Group is a member the Reed Elsevier plc group, a global publisher and information provider. The company is located at 88 Post Road West in Westport, Conn. 06881-5007.

Reviewers! Please note: We have reserved a special page for you, with a streamlined login to get you going in seconds to help with your review. Go to www.authors4teens.com/review today to get started.


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