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Interview with Sarah Beth Durst

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to ask one of my all-time favorite authors questions about her recently released book, Chasing Power. If you haven't had a chance to read it, you can check out my review HERE

The delightful Sarah Beth Durst was kind enough to answer some of my questions about her book (and a few random thoughts I had as well).

The book

I LOVE how each of your books is so unique. I never feel like I’m reading the same book twice.
How does writing a YA novel differ from writing an adult novel?

Thanks so much!

Some things are the same: You flail around for a little while until you find the character's voice, and then you try to tell the story through that voice as faithfully as you can.

The difference is entirely in what that voice is.  The difference between your characters -- their experience, how they see the world, how they see themselves -- is what shapes the stories.  Every time you write through a different person's eyes, you see the world differen…