What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?:
Writing fast enough to keep up with my audience’s consumption habits.
When exactly did you know you wanted to be a writer?: When I finished my first novel and wanted to hold it in print in my hand.
Have you found any clever ways to market your books to YA readers?:
I love #hashtags and enjoy making up funny ones. But marketing to this generation is a tough nut to crack and it’s forever changing. What works one time might not work another. I just keep writing… that seems to be the trick.
What YA books have had the biggest influence on your writing?:
I have to say Twilight inspired me to write, but I’m still in awe of the complexities of the Harry Potter series.
Short author bio: Author Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband, two energetic boys, eight chickens and a grumpy orange cat. She writes fast-paced stories about kissing, hot mermen, bad boy vampires, and occasionally zombies–not all in the same stories. When she’s not writing, or wrangling her kids, she’s failing at her latest Pinterest replication or delivering a really bad pun. More than anything she loves to hear from readers.