Friday, May 1, 2009

Mormons and YA

I've gotta give a big thanks to my boyfriend for pointing this out to me. He's a big listener of NPR and caught a program the other day discussing the growing number of Mormon authors who write for Young Adults - the most famous of the group being Stephenie Meyer. The idea that there was a connection intrigued me so I gave the show a listen. If you're interested check it out. The program is called Here and Now and it's actually from WBUR, but gets replayed on NPR.

I don't know how to do any fancy computer stuff, so I'm just going to give you the link if you'd like to listen to it.

Yeah, it's a bit of a mess I know. Sorry. If I knew how to make a cute little "click here" button for ya, I would.

I recommend checking it out. It's just a few minutes long and worth a listen.


Natalie Hatch said...

I think the appeal is the freedom that Young Adult literature offers to LDS authors. To create fantastical stories without the major stresses that adult protagonists usually have.

HeatherMarie said...

Well said Natalie. I think there's a lot more freedom writing coming-of-age characters. Not that adults can't evolve, but young characters are so naturally at that point.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Thanks for sharing this-I've been noticing this a lot too. I'm going to listen to the clip!