Why I write for teens

Posted On May 18 2016 by

When I tell people I write YA and middle grade, I usually get one of those polite nods and a “Well…that’s cool.” I’m not sure what they really think (I’ve long since given up trying to understand what others think). But if they’re like me at another point in my life, they probably believe that some writers write for kids because it’s easier. Those of us who’ve actually engaged in writing novels for both adults and children know the opposite is true. It’s hard. Amazingly hard. I know my fellow writers, of any genre, applaud and encourage my efforts. Because …