One of my all-time favorite genres is contemporary fiction, so I thought I'd create a panel with authors that write in this genre. I'm also including my favorite books by these respective authors.
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Buy here
Sharon M. Draper: Tears of a Tiger: Buy here
Stephanie Kuehnert: Ballads of Suburbia: Buy here
Kathy Charles: John Belushi is Dead: Buy here
Now that I've shared some of my favorite contemporary authors and the book that I love by them, it's time to share some of the questions that I would ask these authors on my dream panel!
Question 1: Do you go into your books knowing you will address certain tougher subjects, or do they just happen as you write?
Question 2: Would you ever want to see your book turned into a movie? (this is already true for Stephen Chbsoky - who wrote and directed his adaptation).
Question 3: How do you feel your book's cover relates to the contents within? Would you change anything about the cover?
Question 4: What is it about contemporary fiction that you love to write?
There you have it - my dream contemporary fiction panel. I suppose I should really say Contemporary YA Fiction, since all of these books are for teens/young adults.
Which authors - or characters- would be on your dream panel?