Writing young-adult fiction: Better than going to the prom.

Young-adult books are being sold to an audience that can't vote, yet they're being written by people commonly referred to on the Internet as "the olds." We should know. We're two of them. Both of us have made our living writing. One of us in journalism (Grady) and the other in literary fiction (Katie). But then Katie's publisher pitched her on doing a Y.A. series, mostly because she's somewhat immature and teenager-ish anyway, so why not turn that weakness into a strength?[more ...] Continue reading at 'Slate'

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Andrew McCarthy will make his fiction debut with a young adult novel

Good news for '80s kids who preferred Blane McDonough to Duckie Dale: "Pretty in Pink" star Andrew McCarthy, who went from Brat Pack actor to travel writer and television director, is coming out with his first novel. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Studios gorge on young-adult fiction amid success of 'Hunger Games'

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The young writer of a real-life The Fault in Our Stars isn't alive to see her book make the finals of the country's top awards – but her parents could not be prouder. Continue reading at Stuff

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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books?

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books? (+video)

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A second consecutive week of soft adult fiction sales led to a 1% decline in total unit sales of print books in the week ended May 20, 2018 compared to the similar week in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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