What is your latest release and what genre is it? Living Rough (Orca Currents) – YA novel
Quick description: It is a hi-lo YA novel for teen readers. While it will appeal to reluctant or struggling readers, the theme will resonate with a wide audience. Poe, a homeless young teen, struggles to keep his living situation a secret.
Cristy Watson is a teacher who loves reading and writing poetry and YA novels. She was born in Calgary, Alberta, and now resides happily near the beach in sunny White Rock, British Columbia. Cristy hosts open-mic readings at her local coffee shop and likes to enter writing contests, especially ones where there is a challenging time limit.
What are you working on now?
While I hope that one of my latest three YA hi-lo novels gets picked up by a publisher, I am now writing picture books. One is currently with Lee and Low Books and my fingers are crossed! My newest endeavour is a picture book about ‘O’ – how busy it is being a number, letter and shape.
Cristy’s reading recommendation:
In my own genre, I really enjoyed Karen Spafford-Fitz’ latest hi-lo novel, Vanish (Orca Currents). Another YA novel I recently enjoyed was, Whatever (Ronsdale Press), by Ann Walsh.