Jasmine is an editor by day and an author by night. So she is perfectly placed to understand both sides of the process. Jasmine has worked in publishing for seven years - working on the Beast Quest series for Working Partners and now senior commissioning editor for Oxford University Press. Jasmine is a keen SCBWI member and one of the judges for the Undiscovered Voices competition. She has two books coming out next year: Oliver Twisted (Egmont in the UK) and The Book of Wonders (Harper Collins in the US).
1 A writer who can construct a mystery that will keep me guessing to the very end.
2 A high concept idea that you can pitch off the title alone but isn’t gimmicky and doesn’t forfeit characterisation or excellent storytelling.
3 A story about first love/sexual experience done in a really fresh way and with lots of heart.
4 A writer who can give me a satisfying, rip-roaring adventure in 50 thousand words or less!
5 A story that I don’t know I want but must have as soon as I read it!
Thanks for asking me !
Links to Jasmine's books Book of Wonders and Oliver Twisted