So I’ve discovered I love writing, and reading, Young Adult novels. What can I say? There’s just something exciting about exploring that love-stricken, anxiety-crushing, excitement-flurried white-out thunder blizzard that is later adolescence as it slowly blossoms into adulthood. Everything’s heightened, everything matters. No one can possibly understand your plight.The pull to be more grown up even though you’re scared and you don’t know how.
Beautiful, weird, lonely, terrifying, exciting, confusing cold all at once. The entire world at your doorstep; you can literally do or be anything (if you’re starting from the right life circumstances, that is). Facing choices that will lead you down completely different paths that you cannot backtrack. Grappling to understand how the opposite sex’s brain works.
Plus professionally I love working with adolescents, watching them try out who they want to be.
So anyway… That’s part of why I write YA.