Thursday, July 28, 2011
YA Indie Carnival!
Welcome to The Shootin' Gallery and the third post in the YA Indie Carnival. The carnival is designed for authors, readers and reviewers of YA Indie books. Each Friday this team of YA Indies will post on a common theme.
Today's post theme is, why YA Paranormal Romance? Or, at least for me it is... Today we are supposed to explain why we chose to write about our genre of choice.
I teach high school theater arts and dance. I love my students and find they are a great inspiration for my writing. Additionally, I believe kids that read will grow up to become adults that succeed. I encourage my students (and my children) to read on a regular basis. We have discussions about our favorite books and characters. You can tell a lot about a person by the type of books they read and the characters they identify with.
Even as I am now well into my adult years I find that I enjoy YA books more than any other, particularly those that dabble in fantasy or the paranormal. I suppose it could be attributed to the hopefulness and open minded perspective of youth that has a tendency to decline as we reach our adulthood. Somewhere along the way our dreams get shattered and we become set in our ways. To me this fact means death to creativity and ultimately, boredom. I will strive to remain a kid at heart for the rest of my years.
In summary I will say that my love of the YA genre is an indirect result of my passion for change and the unknown. It is attributed to the "what if" factor, I suppose.
Well, that's my two cents. Make sure you make your way around to the other fascinating carni's booths in the YA Indie Carnival. You can find their links below. Enjoy the amusements!
Before you head off to the next booth in the carnival please don't forget about...
The Glassheart Chronicles by Fisher Amelie, J.L. Bryan, Courtney Cole, Wren Emerson, Amy Jones, Tiffany King, and Nicole Williams, available for purchase on Amazon NOW! (Yes, you read correctly, it is here early, yay!)
The Soul Quest Blog Tour, August 1st - 7th
The Guardians of Souls Blog Tour August 25th - 31st.
The Guardians of Souls, Book Two in The Soul Quest Trilogy. It is available on Amazon NOW!
Carnival of fun!
The Ferris Wheel
Dani Snell: An awesome reviewer.
The Rockin' Roller Coaster
Patti Larsen: Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, and The Diamond City Trilogy.
The Kissing Booth
Courtney Cole: Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Cotton Candy Corner
Wren Emerson: Author of I Wish and a contributing author in the upcoming anthology that I am participating in (The Glassheart Chronicles).
The Fun House
Nicole Williams: An indie author of paranormal fiction. Her titles include: Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles and her Eternal Eden is my Indie Book of the week! Here is the link to my review on Goodreads.
The Dunking Booth
Fisher Amelie: Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Laura Elliott: Author of the recently released Winnemucca!
The Haunted Castle
Rachel Coles: Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.
T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.
The Face Painting Booth
Cydni Tefft: Author of Between
The Fortune Teller
P.J. Hoover: Author of Solstice
Popcorn and Caramel Apples!
Alicia McCalla: Author of Breaking
Heather Cashman: Author of Perception
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