What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?:
You probably don’t want a short answer here, but honestly the hardest part about writing YA is deciding which of my YAs I want to write in currently.
When exactly did you know you wanted to be a writer?:
I have been writing even longer than I have been reading, and I learned how to read pretty early. I’ve been telling stories ever since I was three. I wrote my first “novel” when I was nine. I wrote my first ready-to-be-published YA novel when I was eighteen. And I just haven’t been able to stop since then.
Have you found any clever ways to market your books to YA readers?:
I actually have three separate blogs geared toward writing. My Tumblog is the one I use to draw people in to find my writing it. I use it to reblog the things I love so that people who also love them my love my writing as well. My other two are writing blogs on Blogspot: One for my novel writing, the other for stories about my life.
What YA books have had the biggest influence on your writing?:
The BIGGEST influence on my writing was actually a cartoon show of the early 2000’s. Xiaolin Showdown. I started writing fanfics on it when I was twelve, and ended up writing twenty-three in the course of three years. My first novel was inspired by one of the fanfics. Other than that, I would have to say, The Fault in Our Stars.
Short author bio: I am a twenty-three-year-old YA author, and I go by the name of aimeeann. I write because I can’t do anything else. I was diagnosed with Hyper-Mobility Syndrome when I was fourteen, and most days, it is what keeps me in bed. I can’t hold a job or continue an education. So I write about the things you’ve been through.