Haley Neil is the author of YA Novels ONCE MORE WITH CHUTZPAH (Bloomsbury / out now!) and PLANNING PERFECT (Bloomsbury / February 2023). She graduated 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.
Haley now 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 through their Massachusetts town).
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?
My next book is a Young Adult rom-com called PLANNING PERFECT! Find out more here.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to reach out to me with further questions.