Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Nyrae Dawn on New Adult.

Second author of the week to give her opinion on the New Adult genre is Nyrae Dawn!
What does “New Adult” mean to you?
It’s so hard to say exactly because I think the lines can be blurry. New adult to me is just what is sounds like. It’s when you’re a “new” adult. I consider it over 18. There is safety in being under 18. Regardless of your situation, there are more laws in place to help you and parents can still be held responsible for you. That’s not the case afterward. For me, it doesn’t go over the age of 23, maybe 24. I think you should have quite a bit of practice by then.
Age isn’t everything though. It’s the experiences the characters are going through and HOW they deal with the situations.
What first drew you to New Adult?
I think it’s a fascinating time. I remember what it was like to be on my own for the first time. Learning how to handle my bills and all the new experiences that come with being on your own. I wanted to capture that in my writing.
Why did you want to write a New Adult book?
Pretty much the same as above. I love the freedom in the age and thought it would be exciting to write about.
What would you love to see next in New Adult?
I would love some lighter stories to go along with the heavier. I also would love to see more LGBT stories.
I am a compulsive reader and writer who loves YA fiction.
I love nothing more than writing about young adults. There is something so fresh and fun about it. You can pretty much always find me with a book in my hand or open document in front of me.
I live in Southern California with my husband and two children
Thank you so much to Nyrae for very kindly taking the time to feature on my blog even with the recent release Out of Play!
I think the upper age limit could go up as high as 25 but apart from that I fully agree with Nyrae especially about lighter stories like Falling by Jolene Perry.
What do you think?
Much Love!


  1. Yes more variety in New Adult would be appreciated. Great interview I learned more about New Adult and Nyrae's feelings on the genre.

    1. Yes I can't wait for more variety!
      Thanks for stopping by!


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