In the midst of writing adult romantic suspense books (The Conduct Series), I decided to publish a Young Adult novel I'd written back in 2007: Streamline.
It's been interesting to cross genres so far, and I have a feeling I'm in for quite an education with the upcoming blog tour for Streamline on May 7-12. About 40 YA bloggers will be reviewing my baby, eek!
This story isn't your typical YA, for several reasons:
1) It's 129,000 words, when most YA's are about 80,000. (It started over 200K words(!), so my editor and I have done a LOT of chopping.)
2) It features many points of view beyond the hero (Leo) and heroine (Audrey), including parents, siblings, and coaches.
3) It's a murder mystery that's for older teens and adults due to mature themes of abuse, violence, and sexual situations.
4) There's no love triangle.
Because of these anomalies, I'm nervous about the reception to the novel by passionate bloggers. I hope there's room for my unique take on YA! Regardless, I'm sure this will be a learning experience that will help me become a better writer.
What's your favorite genre to read? If you're a writer, have you crossed genres?