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May 24, 2012

TQOTD - Well Known Authors Venturing Into Y.A.?

In last Saturday's book news, I told you about Fifty Shades of Grey author, E.L. James writing a Y.A. novel. And it got me thinking...what other authors out there have started in adult books and ventured in young adult?

James Patterson
John Grisham
Candace Bushnell

And that's just to name a couple!

Thursday's Question of the Day: How do you feel about popular Adult authors venturing into Young Adult territory? Are they in it just for the profits?



  1. Given how many Maximum Ride books James Patterson has turned out, my friends and I have reached a common consensus that he's just in it for the money. The first three were great, but all of the ones after #4 are just redundant.

  2. Susie I couldn't agree more, not just the quality of the series has deteriorated but the quality of his work in general. I was a huge fan of his angel experiment series, but I haven't been able to read past Fang. Another author that I have high hopes for is Kresley Cole with her new YA series. Let's hope the jump doesn't end her in a ditch. I really love her IAD series.

  3. I know Sherrilyn Kenyon jumped to YA also with The Chronicles of Nick. I really like that series although I havent read the most recent yet.

  4. I couldn't say about their motivations, but I don't mind it. Why should they not be able to write in another genre other than what they are known for.


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