March 07, 2006

Rich, Interview-y Goodness

There's an interview with yours truly in the librarian/pop culture blog Pop Goes the Library. (The Q's are from this swell gal named Sophie; the A's are from me - that's what I meant by "yours truly" in case it wasn't clear.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 7, 2006 12:13 AM | TrackBack

Very cool, Frank. And Sophie, if you're reading, "Middle-grade fiction" wins my vote for double entendre of the day.

Posted by: Wesley at March 7, 2006 06:10 AM

Do you think that, as publishers sort of figure out how to define the YA niche, that YA novels will become less quirky and more fomulaic? Or, in your estimation, will the genre always be one that draws quirkiness and oddity, even as publishers "settle" their idea of what the genre is and who it's aimed at?

And what if we 30-somethings prefer to think of ourselves as "Ancient Middle-Graders," instead of having our feet planted firmly in adulthood!

Finally, I look forward to reading KD, Dr. Frank. I hope it does well!

Posted by: sheckie at March 8, 2006 06:45 AM

Frank, the honor & pleasure was all mine.

Wesley, I think I'm too clueless (or maybe just too sleep-deprived) to get the 2nd entendre in middle-grade fiction.

Here's hoping YA novels never lose their quirks!

Posted by: Sophie at March 8, 2006 09:38 PM

Sophie, you had it there in the interview -- fiction for students of the middle grades, versus fiction that is middling in quality.

No matter, thanks for a good read. (and get some sleep!)

Posted by: Wesley at March 9, 2006 02:03 AM

Oh! I thought you meant double entendre as in something that can be understood as both innocuous and naughty. Glad you enjoyed reading! I'll get some sleep when my infant daughter says I can. She's such a taskmaster!

Posted by: sophie at March 9, 2006 04:05 PM