FREE Edit for your MG/YA Novel

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Former Harcourt editor, Deborah Halverson is celebrating the one-month anniversary of her new blog,, with a Free Giveaway. It’s a “substantive edit” of an 85,000 word or less middle grade or young adult (teen) novel.

About Deborah

Disclosure: Deborah was my fabulous editor for Searching for Oliver K. Woodman.


Deborah Halverson has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for over fifteen years. The books she’s edited have garnered awards and rave reviews, and many of the aspiring writers she’s coached have landed agent representation and lucrative book deals.


Deborah walks the walk: She is the awarding-winning author of two teen novels, Honk If You Hate Me and Big Mouth (Delacorte/ Random House). With two novels and a decade as an editor with Harcourt Children’s Books under her belt, she is now a freelance editor, author, writing instructor, and founder of the writers’ advice website Deborah speaks extensively at workshops and conferences for writers. She edits adult fiction and nonfiction while specializing in teen fiction and picture books. For more about Deborah, visit

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  • Natalie Aguirre
    April 9, 2010

    Thanks for posting this. It’s an awesome contest.

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s death.

    I just heard in the Michigan SCBWI newsletter that you’ll be a presenter at the Fall conference. I am so excited!

  • Liz Paterra
    April 11, 2010

    -Would like to know more about your critique-on-line service.
    -Not especially comfortable with Twitter — use regular email.
    -Have an historical MG/YA novel that needs revision.