Jon Skovron is an author of fantasy novels for adults and teens. He lives just outside Washington DC with his two sons.

The First Time story anthology is out!

I've mentioned the Debs many times. A group of YA authors with first novels debuting in 2009. Publishing is often a stressful, daunting, and confusing process. We came together to guide each other, to commiserate with each other, and to cheer each other on. So many incredible friendships were formed during that year. Quite simply, that group was a gift.

Well, we're not debut authors anymore. Most of us have second books either in the works or on the shelves. We decided it would be nice to come together for one last project. A story anthology, appropriately titled:

The First Time

You never forget your first...

In THE FIRST TIME, 25 young adult authors contribute 25 stories all about firsts: first loves, first kisses, first zombie slayings, and more. From humor to horror, and everything in between, these stories will make you laugh, cry, cheer, (and maybe even scream) as you experience something brand new from the authors that you love.

My own humble contribution, called Looking Through One Eye, is set in the same world as Misfit (though not with the same characters). I hope you enjoy it!

You can get it for Nook or Kindle

The First Time cover

The First Time cover

Complete list of contributors: Cyn Balog, Lauren Bjorkman, Leigh Brescia, Jennifer Brown, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Janet Gurtler, Teri Hall, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, Stacey Jay, Heidi R. Kling, C. Lee McKenzie, Saundra Mitchell, Jenny Moss, Jackson Pearce, Shani Petroff, Carrie Ryan, Sydney Salter, Kurtis Scaletta, Jon Skovron (me!), Kristina Springer, Rhonda Stapleton, Charity Tahmaseb, Jessica Verday, J. A. Yang, and Lara Zielin.

Misfit made the Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2011 List!

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