I recently picked up a copy of Jim Butcher's book "Storm Front," which is the 1st in his "Dresden Files" series. While I will say this is definitely not a Young Adult (YA) class book, it just sucked me right in and keep me interested!
I thought nothing of it, except for making a note to read some of the other books Jim has written. Until, I ran across his LiveJournal blog:
Now, whether or not his books are your cup of tea is not my interest here. Check his blog out. It is a very successful writer giving you the low-down on how to write successful novels. FOR FREE.
I immediately digested every bit of it and am anxiously awaiting his next post. Apparently, he is busy writing for money so his free guidance comes in spurts. I can understand this. :)
If you haven't already, and have some interest in writing (fiction or not), then I highly recommend checking out his posts. Now. Seriously. Go!