Author Interview with Carol Lynch Williams

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3567996788_4c59470023Many of your books are written with teens in mind. What issues or discussions do you think are especially pertinent to teen readers? I actually write for kids because I have a kid voice in my head. And nearly any issue, any storyline, is good for teens. Anything they might love or hate or go through or experience. Can you think of one thing they might not understand? My daughters have experienced loss, death, divorce, anger, bullying, being left out, being popular, being afraid, sorrow, joy, true love, true heart break–and that’s in a short amount of time and with a protective parent! Our teens need anything that, in the very end, offers a glimmer of hope.

What makes a good story? As I writer, I have to be interested in my character. Since I spend a lot of time in the book, I want to love who I’m working…

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