A little about me... where to start? My name is Court Young or Courtney Worth Young. I have had a hard time deciding what I want to be called, but for the sake of solid introductions, lets just go with Court Young. :)
I write enchanting, awe-inspiring New Adult books. I tried to sound pompous. Humph! I write and never know what I will write. I am not genre bound but seem to be bound by genres. hehe. I like a little danger, compelling twists, and creating worlds that don't really exist.
I joined the literary world in early 2011. It might sound boring but I never dreamed of becoming a writer until I became one. I dabbled in poetry in high school (doesn't every love sick depressed teenager?), and my life revolved around the theatre. One day, as I hiked down a trail and read a historical plaque, I decided I wanted to write a book. I jumped in head first and had no clue what I was doing. Business major, number crunching, that's what I lived for until I started writing. For months, I punched away at the keyboard until I stumbled across NaNoWriMo (where I won!) and wrote a novel called After the Woods, which was my first MS. I even won a publishing contract! Recently, I decided that it's not deemed fit for publishing. There are issues. Major issues, and well, I believe it should be shelved indefinitely. Not that it's a bad thing. I've just grown since then. Some manuscripts are not meant to see the light of day!
Early Sept, Cody Underwood and I are releasing Part 1 of our Southern Shadows ghost stories series. And sometime before Dec, I plan to release Book 1 of The Sophisticated series (a sexy NA romance...yum!) So to sum it up, as of now, I am just a writer, but I hope (sometime really soon) to transition into my super hero author status.
Reading: I love to read a number of different books from YA to Adult, to Sci-Fi to Romance. I am not really picky as to what I read, it just has to be compelling and fast moving. A few of my favorite books are: Insurgent & Divergent, The Harry Potter Series, A Discovery of Witches, Mortal Instruments, Clockwork Prince (ahhhh, just love Cassandra Clare), and even things like Michael Koryta's "So Cold the River", and Darynda Jone's Charley Davidson series. I really should start writing reviews for these books and posting them here!
I have a black cat named Nibbler.
I love to travel and camp.
I enjoy riding my road bike and participating in sponsored rides but I also love getting dirty on the trails with my mountain bike.
I used to do a lot of theatre but the literary world kind of replaced that passion.
I wear glasses because I can't see long distances, but I lose them all the time.
I am a part of the Mac Cult... woohoo iphones and macbooks!!
I love spreading the word about other people's releases.
Oh, can't forget that I am a marketing machine.
I am a closet nerd, ok, I am openly nerdy.
I wish I were OCD, but I am not.
I love coffee. I mean like addicted but I don't have to have it every day.
I hate washing dishes, walks on the beach, and getting my feet wet.