Showing posts from May, 2012

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  Very few of my readers will remember this. Well, that's because my readers are very few. And you have to be of a certain age, so that really narrows it down. But anyway, when I used to go to the movies as a kid, before the previews started, they’d flash up on the screen, COMING SOON… (Nowadays you just get a ratings screen assuring you the following is appropriate for the audience – whether it’s appropriate or not. But that’s beside the point.)    Last week I put up my first ever blog post. And, surprisingly, I got a few dozen visits the first day. I even got a comment from a friend who suggested I add the option to follow by email. I’m embarrassed to say it has taken me the entire week to figure out how to do that, but if you scroll to the bottom of the page, there it is. Lucky y’all.    So I spent so much time trying to figure out the follow-by-email option that I didn’t come up with anything clever to blog about. Therefore, I thought I’d try to wow you with vacant

One Disadvantage of Not Writing Paranormal YA

   I’m considering doing something I have no business doing – writing a Young Adult Paranormal Novel.  But, I’ve always heard you’re supposed to write what you know, and I just don’t know about young adults. I won’t reveal how many decades ago I was one, but suffice it to say I could use the excuse that I’ve forgotten over the years. Truth is, at that age I was engaged in activities that promote memory loss, so if it was only yesterday I still wouldn’t recall. So if I tried to submerge myself in that world to write about it, I’d most likely fail.    I shouldn’t even read the stuff, but I do. I was seduced into the genre last year by Richelle Mead, one of my favorite adult paranormal authors. I’d read all of her Succubus series and was waiting for the next Dark Swan book to come out. I needed some more Richelle, so I broke down and tried her Vampire Academy novels. A few chapters with Rose Hathaway and I was hooked. Now my kindle is full of YA books, read or waiting to be. My