What drew me to writing young adult paranormal
by Amber Garza
I wrote my first novel in 2007, and it was a chick lit novel about a quirky mom called CONFESSIONS OF A HARRIED HOUSEWIFE. I then went on to write two more chick lit novels. They were fun and I enjoyed writing them. I also had young children at the time and it was a nice escape. But the chick lit genre kind of dissolved, so I started to try to find other genres to write in. I tried writing an inspirational romance, but lost interest halfway through. I also wrote a family drama and a suspense novel.
Then a few years back, I had this great idea for a young adult book. I never really thought I would write for teens, but after reading the Twilight series I started reading some young adult books and I really enjoyed the genre. I think what I like about it is that it’s so different from my real life. It truly is an escape from reality and the books are action packed, suspenseful and full of fantasy. I love that! So, I wrote PROWL. I enjoyed writing it more than I’d enjoyed any other book I’d written prior. Not only that but I felt like I’d finally found my voice. So I wrote two more books to complete that trilogy and then I wrote DAZZLE and SHATTER. The Delaney’s Gift Series has definitely been my favorite to write. It’s set in a made up world, and all the main characters have special gifts. It is so fun to make up the gifts and jump into this fantasy world. I love that every day I can experience new things and lose myself in my character’s world. It’s really fun.
I also love the young adult fans and readers. They truly are the most loyal readers in the world. I feel very lucky to have found this genre.
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Sixteen-year-old Delaney Scott possesses a special gift. Ever since she was a child she has known about her calling and the duty she's expected to fulfill. However, all Delaney wants is to be normal. That's why she is drawn to Sam. He can offer her the life she's always desired. Only Sam has secrets of his own. Secrets that are deadly. Secrets that can change everything.
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