October 11, 2011

Is It Just Me, Or...

Soooo, Charlaine Harris announced to USA Today that she's soon leaving the whole Sookie Stackhouse/vampire/HBO True Blood thingy behind, and... guess what?

Aww, you guessed. Writing a YA novel - a graphic, in collaboration with Christopher Golden.

While I don't argue with any writer's urge to write the next thing -- heck, I hate anyone trying to limit me to the last genre I dabbled in -- I do have a question: is it just me, or lately does it seem like YA is everyone's next career move? And what sort of baffles me/chaps my hide is the description of said YA novel:

Cemetery Girl will combine fantasy and paranormal mystery to tell the story of a teenaged girl with amnesia who has grown up living alone in amid the gravestones.

Again, is it just me, or did Our Neil already write a novel with basically the same premise called The Graveyard Book...?

Publishers are said to be counting on Stackhouse's huge, massive, NYT-Bestselling-for-weeks-on-end following to follow her to YA graphic novels.


Via Heroes & Heartbreakers.

Postscript: In MUCH COOLER NEWS, Shannon Hale has come out with a SEQUEL to THE PRINCESS ACADEMY!!!

Color me pleased.


Sarah Stevenson said...

Hm is right. Yay for Shannon Hale, though, for sure!

Doret said...

YA is the new Literary Black. The Princess Academy was the first book I read by Hale and I've been a fan ever since.

Anonymous said...

I am with you on the hmm. And what Doret said...it's the new black. Will be interesting to see how it does.

LinWash said...

They know that YA is where the money is these days. . . .