Web 2.0 and online writing communities have increased the notability of young writers. Writers can easily create content and have it read by millions of online readers…and sometimes publishers notice. When these young writers published their novels they brought their dedicated online fan base with them.
- Part 1 : The Teenaged Dreams
- Part 2 : The 2013-2014 Debuts
- Part 3 : Wattpadders and Youtubers
- Part 4 : . . . And They Got A Film
- Part 5 : The Comeback Kids
11. Beth Reekles, 15
Welsh teenager, Beth Reekles first shared her story, The Kissing Booth, via the online writing community Wattpad. Random House UK took notice and published the story in May 2013. Her second book Rolling Dice was released in the UK in August 2013. Her debut novel is now available in the United States. Twitter
12. Elle & Blair Fowler 25, 20
The Fowler sisters are better known on YouTube as makeup gurus JuicyStar07 and AllThatGlitters21. They have come a long way in the 5 years they’ve been dishing advice on make-up and fashion. In 2013 the sisters published their debut YA novel Beneath The Glitter. The novel follows the lives of the London sisters, fictional YouTube celebrities.
Elle’s Twitter |Blair’s Twitter
13. Abigail Gibbs, 18
Abigail Gibbs is best known around the Internet as Canse12 on the online writing community Wattpad. At 15 she posted her romance story, Dinner with a Vampire and it gained millions of readers. The story was picked up by Harper and in Spring 2013 it was published under the name The Dark Heroine. The sequel, Autumn Rose, is set to come out in January 2014. Twitter
14. Robyn Schneider, 21
On YouTube, Robyn Schneider is best known for her lifevlogsand makeup videos atrobynisrarelyfunny. But before she was on YouTube, Robyn published the YA novel,Better Than Yesterday,with Random House in 2007. Her most recent young adult novel,The Beginning of Everything was published in Summer 2013. Twitter
25 Authors Published Under 25 Vol. Two is a week long series dedicated to authors published under the age of 25. This series was created to inspire young writers and display the talents of young authors.