EDGE Author Sara Grant
shares why she writes teen books
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
Charles Dickens could have been talking about my high school experience.
|A page from my senior yearbook.|
Gotta love the 80s!
So why do I write teen fiction?
I write for this age range because the teen years are a time of rebellion and discovery. You are figuring it all out, asking big questions and challenging anything and everything.
|My visit to Haslett (Michigan) High School.|
I love writing for teens and I also love working with teen writers. It’s such a privilege to visit schools and libraries. All writers know the thrill of crafting a good story, but I’ve discovered an even bigger high – helping a young writer find his or her voice and discovering the power of storytelling.
|Dave Cousins and I at Hemel Hempstead Library.|
Whenever I’m asked the question, why do you write for teens? (Or the more dreaded question: Will you ever write grown-up fiction?) I suppose I wonder why -- when there’s so much passion, rebellion and discovery in teen fiction -- why would I write anything else?
For more about Sara and her books, visit her website at www.sara-grant.com or follow her on Twitter @AuthorSaraGrant