They're here. The new class of first time MG/YA novelists with books coming out in 2008.
The first two books being released in January are:
Liz Gallagher's THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE
Lisa Schroeder's I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME
There are lots of great writers on the list. Head on over to their blog to find out more.
One other thing - one of the writer's on the list PJ Hoover is a member of the great writer's critique group I'm in. Having had an opportunity to read some of the things she's written, I say, that when her book The Emerald Tablet comes out in October, you won't want to miss it.
Good luck to all the 2K8 writers and maybe I'll be in the class of 2k9. Hey - a person can dream!