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Gillian Cross for Lost in Young Adults

1) Why young adult? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? It’s the story that chooses me, and not all my books are for young adults. I tell each one as it needs to be told. But I enjoy writing books that engage with the real world and its complexities – and young adults are a wonderful audience for that kind of story-telling.   2) Is there an author, living or dead, who inspired you... read more

Jo Nadin for Lost in Young Adults

1) Why young adult?  Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? It was more of a natural progression. I’d been writing for younger children and teens for a number of years. Wonderland started out as a teen novel, but the subject matter got darker, and, like an 18 film, it got a YA certificate.   2) Is there an author, living or dead, who inspired you particularly? We didn’t have YA fiction when... read more

Jess Sturman for Lost in Young Adults

1) Why Young adults?? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? Personally I love reading young adult and crossover novels. My very first novel was a sci-fi and it originally started as an adult eerie story but soon the characters got younger, the story changed and before I knew it I had slipped into a story that felt exciting and just right for a younger adult market. I suppose in that way I... read more

Blogger Eileen for Lost in Young Adults

 Here’s another brilliant post from super-talented and bubbly blogger Eileen. Just do NOT miss her blog ( http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.co.uk) since she’s brilliant and dedicated, although she is barely a teen (yes, you’ ve got it right: she is only 13! And has an amazing blog!!!). Anyway, below there’s her review… Enjoy! Author: Jennifer Estep Publishing Company: Kensington... read more

Jennifer Starks for Lost in Young Adults

1) Why ya books? Did you choose this genre or  were you ‘chosen’ by it? It chose me and it did so because (at the time) it was all I would read. I've since expanded my horizons and now write both YA and Adult novels. 2) Is there a children's/ya author, living or dead,  who inspired you particularly? Hm. L.J Smith, author of The Dark Visions trilogy, inspired me immensely as did author Christopher Pike.... read more

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