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Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure
by Margaret Peterson Haddix, D.J. MacHale (Goodreads Author), Alan Snow, Jane Johnson, Scott Westerfeld (Goodreads Author), Anne Ursu (Goodreads Author), Kai Meyer (Goodreads Author), Holly Black (Goodreads Author) , more…Obert Skye, Linda Buckley-Archer (Goodreads Author) …less
SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author of Valiant. This online sampler also highlights six debut series from rising stars in fantasy, ...more
ebook, 349 pages
Published May 12th 2006 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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It's a sampler of teasers from various young adult and children's book authors. I'm not sure why it was titled "Swashbuckling" Fantasy. To me that implied adventure and pirates. Many were more dystopia-type stories. It's a good way to get an idea of which series one would want to get into.
Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil ...moreMore about Margaret Peterson Haddix...