I was invited to join the Edge Authors as it was being formed earlier this year and I’m very proud to be amongst such a dynamic group of writers. What all eight of us have in common is that not only are we all committed writers for teens and young adults but our work has an edge to it that is relevant to teenagers and young adults. The themes in our work range from bullying and peer pressure, to asylum seekers, living in witness protection and child abduction.
Our blog, The Edge, is just the beginning of what we can offer. We hope to promote reading and writing and discussion of all the themes covered in our work to teenagers and young adults, book bloggers, and also to the gatekeepers such as librarians and teachers – and to anyone else who loves reading. Historically, teenagers and young adults have been somewhat neglected when it comes to literature tackling difficult issues. This is changing very slowly and we’re hoping to help that change along.