aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Adult authors who are turning to YA

The USA Today looked at authors who write for adults who have turned to writing YA: Jodi Picoult with her teenage daughter (I keep seeing this type of partnership), Harlan Coben, Richard Paul Evans, Kathy Reichs, John Grisham, Candace Bushnell and James Patterson.

Read more here.

Authors might be jumping into YA because it’s so hot, but my reason for becoming a YA writer might not sound any better: on accident. I wrote a book that was interesting to me, featuring a 16 year old, and my agent said she thought it would sell well as a YA. I still write for both age groups, and the writing is the same - but everything around it, from audience to promotion, is often quite different.

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