Writing outside the lines means telling uncomfortable truths
Because I write about violence and the terrible ways that adults sometimes betray others, I write outside the lines.
- I write for adults as well as teens.
- I write mysteries and thrillers, which are seldom seen as literary.
- I write realistic fiction - no werewolves or vampires or magic powers.
- Sometimes my young adult books are in third person - and any more, that's really unusual.
Do you write outside the lines? Can you think of any authors who do?
Gorgeous covers and breathtaking stories! Keep on writing outside the lines, April!ReplyDelete
I've just added three books to my must-read list. They sound amazing!ReplyDelete
I write young adult realistic fiction as well and love when some adult reads it and then asks, "Do kids really do those things?" Believe me I tone down my realism a lot and am so surprised how clueless adults are. Funny, all the kids get it.ReplyDelete
I've got to read Girl Stolen!!
April, I love your stories and how real they are, plus they feed my love for thrill and mystery that my mother instilled in me as a child. Come to think of it, I need to buy some of your books for her. I'm proud to be outside the lines with you!ReplyDelete