Steph Bowe is a sixteen year old young adult author, whose debut novel Girl Saves Boy, which I can’t wait to read, is due out in September 2010 in Australia and New Zealand, and in America in 2011.

Steph is holding a fantastic competition on her blog, Hey Teenager of the Year to celebrate its one year anniversary. I have been following her for a while now; her posts are amazing, she is very talented, and her views are powerful and open, and she is willing to tackle difficult or taboo subjects. Steph also gives good advice to aspiring authors, especially those of the young adult genre, reviews books, again of this genre, and provides insight into the mind of a teenager.

Enter for a chance to win books, book merchandise, and if you are a young adult author, a critique of your query and first five pages of your manuscript by Steph. To enter you must follow her blog, with google friend connect and fill out the form.

Book prizes include:

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Blue Plate Special by Michelle Kwansey
  • The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  • World Shaker by Richard Harland
  • Exposure by Mal Peet
  • Sprout by Dale Peck
  • Panama by Shelby Hiatt


Click here to be taken to the competition, which is open internationally until midnight April 30th, AEST.