Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Laynie Bynum

Laynie Bynum

Laynie Bynum, author of Adeline’s Aria, is the Vice President of Communications for the Young Adult chapter of Romance Writers of America, the Marketing Manager at Magnolia Press, and a contributor for Alabama Family Connections Magazine.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Laynie writes everything from Contemporary Romance to Urban Fantasy. She is inspired by the works of her favorite authors including Sarah Dessen, John Green, Cassandra Clare, and Neil Gaiman, and her characters reflect her never-ending wanderlust and love of music.

In her personal life, she strives to be an excellent mom to her two children, her “bonus kids”, and the small army of woodland creatures she has amassed including a turtle, rabbit, and hedgehog. 




Creating Believable YA Characters: Creating characters that are realistic and flawed is hard. Creating believable teenage characters when you are an adult can be even harder. Learn how to craft characters that teens want to read and avoid the age-gap pitfall.

Topics covered: *Technology *Dialog *Vocabulary *Believable Emotion/Responses *Not Underestimating Your Reader

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