Welcome to Day 13 of the Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. The question I put out to all of these authors was “What challenges do you face in writing romance in today’s society?”
Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too. I’ll put the link at the bottom of this post.
Today my guest author is Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about Kristy and her book Jaded.
What Challenges do you face writing romance in today’s society?
I consider my Young Adult novel, Jaded, as more of a thriller but there’s definitely a romance component included. I think one of the toughest things about writing YA is having friends and families not take the genre seriously. I can’t thank my blogging friends enough because that’s where I receive most of my support!
- About Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie
- I work full time as a middle school counselor but when I’m not working, I’m blogging, (http://kristyfgillespie.com/) writing, reading, or traveling. I’ve written a short story collection and a YA thriller/romance JADED. I’m working on the sequel now.
- Favorite Books
- The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green…
- Favorite Quote
- “One step taken in the right direction, goes farther than any amount of agonized back- looking.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Favorite Genre
After sixteen-year-old Jade discovers her late grandmother was poisoned, she’s devastated yet determined to find the killer commune member and their motive.
With help from her mysterious friend Tyrian, and Peaches, the commune leader’s sweet daughter; Jade unearths dark secrets that involve her mother’s affair, her maternal grandparent’s abandonment, and a plethora of murders. To make matters worse, someone is hell bent on ending Jade’s mission for the truth.
Jade can’t continue conforming to an evil society and yet she fears the Outside is just as corrupt. If she resolves to flee and is caught, the punishment is banishment to the slave cabins… and blinding.
Go over to Swoonreads.com and check out Kristy.
Here’s a link to Rosie’s side of the day: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-2pK