Author Interview with Grace Brannigan

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? Up until 2014 I had never read a young adult novel. My focus up to that time was on romance. Since I hadn’t read a lot of YA stories, I wasn’t sure ...

Author Interview with Raquelle Stepney

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? It is crucial that everything has an underlining element to it. When I write I tend to want to get straight the meat of the story, but to fill the pages with ...

Author interview with Robert L. Slater

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? For me the hardest thing about writing Young Adult literature is getting the voice right. I’ve taken a fair amount of guff from the adults who’ve read ALL IS SILENCE about the ...

Author interview with Alice Rachel

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? YA is delicate to write because it needs to be fast-paced. The details need to be given without being overwhelming. Also, the intimate scenes can never go too far or be too ...

Author interview with Debbie Manber Kupfer

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? Finding teen readers and reviewers. I love writing my stories and have built up a decent following among adults, but reaching teens is harder. When did you know you wanted to be ...

Author interview with Pamela Daniell

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? Editing it. I’ve been saying for a while now that writing the story is the easy part, It’s the editing and promoting that’s the hardest. When did you know you wanted to ...

Author interview with Zara Hoffman

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? Making it sound authentic. I started writing YA while I was still a young adult, but now that I’m older and my writing is more mature, I sometimes worry that I’ve lost ...

Author Interview with Marie Godley

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? Trying to make sure the content is relevant and at the right level. Every teenager/Young adult is different so what will appeal to one, won’t to others. Trying to decide can be ...

Author Interviews – Jason Latshaw

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? I’d have to say the hardest part of writing YA fiction is doing the emotional homework myself so that the characters I’m writing are authentic, in-depth, and genuine. I have to shine ...

Author Interviews

In this section I’m going to start posting author interviews to learn more about the lives of YA writers. If you’d like to be interviewed, check out this page.