We’re continuing our awesome launch week party by asking around the blogosphere:
What excites you about YA/teen fiction right now?
Here are a couple of replies I got from authors, reviewers, editors and readers.
I love the variety that’s out there. I love that publishers aren’t afraid to publish longer books for teens. I love that there is never enough out there because teens blitz right though the books and are looking for more. Keep on writing great books!
Novel Teen Book Reviews
What excites me right now about YA fiction is seeing all the support it is getting on the internet. In the two years since the release of my first book, I’ve watched YA-friendly lit sites explode onto the scene, attracting more and more (and more) readers to our lovely genre. It is so much fun to peruse the sites, to see what’s what and who’s who, and meet new people and even make new friends. All in the name of promoting YA fiction.
So please allow me to warmly welcome We Love YA, and add it to my “favorites” list to visit regularly!
The ABC’s of Kissing Boys
How to Hook a Hottie (Finalist, 2009 Rita Award)
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress
I really dig the YA paranormal fiction trend – not only because I write in that genre, but because I love to read it. And there are so many wickedly fun titles to choose from!
“I love the enthusiasm of the authors who write teen books for us at the Wild Rose Press, and the insightful comments our teen readers provide on the books we’re planning to publish. I think YA books are a lot more exciting, fun, and imaginative than they used to be.”
Give me a psychic, a vampire, a werewolf, or ghost any day, and I’m in a world of my own.
What excites me in YA fiction is paranormal World Building…
I love what I do, I create worlds. I like to mix mythology (I’m really into Viking Lore at the moment) with modern, and have stories that dabble on the paranormal side with a dash of humor thrown into the mix. Heat it up with a hero that makes the heart pound a little faster and simmer with heroine ever teen girl can relate to, stir in Werewolves, Ghosts, and Valkyries… Experience my world, Freaksville coming 9-16-2009.
I’ve always loved the YA tone – that fun, enticing voice that reaches out and grabs the reader and pulls her into the book’s world. Whatever it takes to reach young readers and get them involved in one of my favorite hobbies – reading – also excites me!
Check out Laurie’s new books:
Preacher Man, available now!
The Chronicles of Casey V, coming July 15!
Visit Laurie online at www.authorlaurielarsen.com