April 2016

What is young adult fiction and who is it for?

April 9, 2016 by

I write fiction for kids and young adults so I belong to quite a few author groups. Although I think most of the authors are amazing people--hardworking, helpful and generally kind--I have been frustrated with how some Indie authors think what YA books should be like. Some feel that just because the protagonist (hero or heroine) is a teen, then the book is a YA. Never mind that the main character behaves like an adult and there is explicit sex and the book's spewing foul language every few paragraphs.   As a parent of pre-teen and even young teens, ...

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