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Monday, May 17, 2010
Where Are We Headed With Young Adult Literature?
This morning, when contemplating the topic for my post, I quickly found myself in a dilemma. Did I want to share about our weekend in Gainsville, Alabama (Sarah and Roarke's wedding was FABULOUS!), or did I want to venture off into some literary rambling about narrative voice, setting, theme, etc...? Finally, after opening the mail and seeing my twins' pre-school graduation pictures, I knew exactly what I wanted to share.
You see, these adorable twinkies (misfits at times) inspired me beyond measures during the creation of book #1. In fact, their adventurous behavior helped shape the main characters' traits - yes, they are fraternal boy and girl twins (or at least what I imagine Conner and Carlie's personalities to be like in roughly eleven years). So I kept in mind that one day, when my children surpass the barriers of middle grade chapter books and venture off into young adult literature, I may have very well contributed something of merit for them to select from the bookstore shelf.
My question for you: Where are we (authors of YA fiction) headed with the stories we create? I'd love to know what you think! Tory