Monday, April 4, 2011


Third installment of the A to Z challenge is going to be quick and easy.

C is for Controversy . . . which apparently my post on banned books caused!  S'okay.  I am used to it.  As a YA contemporary author, I am frequently in the thick of controversy.  How my profanity is too much in YA literature?  Is the sex too gratuitous?  Are the issues to heavy?  The list goes on and on and on and on . . .


  1. Yay for being controversial!! It gets you noticed and remembered. :)

  2. You? Controversial? All kidding aside, I will repeat something I've said before:

    If we were all the same, the world would be incredibly boring.

  3. Controversy makes the world go round and is the spice in the sauce. ;)

  4. If there wasn't controversy, we'd all be bored. Thanks for stirring the pot!

  5. You stirring things up? Never! :-) The way I see it, if you aren't causing a reaction in people then the writing probably isn't thoughtful enough. I enjoy thinking and feeling, it's what makes us human.


  6. I think with writing, a lot of times the readers find things more controversial than the writers do. For example, I put up a post the other day about the place of sex in YA fiction, and pretty much everyone seemed to have the same view or be able to understand the others' views, even if they didn't agree. But then people from the outside come in with their own agendas and then...well...i don't need to explain.

    <3 Gina Blechman