YA Fiction and a NaNoWriMo Update

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I am moderating a panel at the New England Crime Bake this weekend. It is called “High School Murder: Writing the Young Adult Mystery”. My panelists are Peter Abrahams, Beth Kanell, Kate Burak and Kim Harrington. The idea behind the panel is that YA (Young Adult) fiction is very “hot” right now, so let’s learn from people who do it well.

In many ways I am an ideal moderator for this panel. I don’t write YA fiction. And I don’t read it very much. I read the Harry Potters. But the Hunger Games trilogy has been on my Kindle for a while now (much to the dismay of my nephew). As a moderator, my goal is to highlight my panelists, and to drive a conversation. I can do that. For this panel, I have done my homework–I have read at least one book by each of the panelists.  And…

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