People ask me all the time, WHY do you write YA? You aren't a young adult.
Nope, I'm not. Not even close.
BUT. I read young adult. That's where I have the most fun, and I'm not ashamed of it. I did, however, give it a lot of thought, and the reason I read it is the same reason I write it.
Okay, I mentioned that already. It's not just that it's fun. It's that teenagers still have so much potential. Me, I'm pretty sure I know what I'll be doing for the next ten or fifteen years - taking care of kids, combing hair, chasing dogs...but teenagers still have their whole life ahead of them. They can save the world tomorrow! And everything is so much more dramatic for them, which equals more entertaining to read and write about. They're still conquering the world, and me, I'm...well, I'm sitting on my little piece of land, happy to be where I am.