Q/A with YA author Marlene Bierworth

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: The hardest thing for me in writing for the present day youth market is to stay true to my mission statement and my world view. I am sad to see such a ...

Interview with YA Author Leigh Mitchell

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: The hardest part about writing YA literature to me is creating ideas that haven’t already been done a hundred different ways. No matter what plot you create, you’re still going to be ...

Author interview with Phyllis H. Moore

What’s the hardest part of writing YA fiction? Keeping up with jargon and what’s hot. I tend to set my stories in the past, so the spirits drift between time. The emotions, angst, turmoil,and uncertainty are memorable for most of ...

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 ...