Haley Neil is the author of YA Contemporary ONCE MORE WITH CHUTZPAH (Bloomsbury / out now!). She is a recent MFA grad from The New School, where she specialized in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She previously obtained her Masters in Education while working full time as a preschool teacher. She loves school, teaching, and going to school to learn about teaching.
Haley spends her days writing and working in the children's department at her local library (when she isn't walking her fluffball of a rescue pup or pretending she’s on a home baking show).
She is represented by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS.
F A Q
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any writing advice?
Having a community of writers is one of the most important things you can do. These are your people—for advice, for critique, for support.
Also, challenge yourself! This is the weirder piece of advice. I've had great personal success with timed writing and setting goals (from an hour a day to a chapter a day). Figure out what works best for you!
Is ONCE MORE WITH CHUTZPAH ownvoices?
I wrote from my own experiences concerning my religious/cultural background, sexuality, and anxiety.
Like Tally, I am Jewish and was raised in an interfaith household. I also have Israeli family.
What's your next project?
I have another Young Adult novel coming out next year! More info soon!
Thanks for reading! Feel free to reach out to me with further questions.