L.S. O'Dea

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L.S. O'Dea Having an idea and being open enough to let the characters and story take you where they need to go.
L.S. O'Dea Hi James,

That's an interesting question and one I hadn't really ever considered. I didn't set out to write a YA novel -- it just happened. Since it…more
Hi James,

That's an interesting question and one I hadn't really ever considered. I didn't set out to write a YA novel -- it just happened. Since it became YA, I did have to go back and edit / remove some scenes that were too sexual for YA readers (in my opinion).

So, I think that's one area that an author has to consider when writing YA. Another area is that many young adults are still finding their way in the world and in their own skin. I tried to reflect some of the issues that mid-to late teens experience (feelings of not fitting in with others, feelings of being inferior especially when it comes to love).

My characters are fantastical (mix of animal and human) but they all want what we all want (animals and humans) - to be loved and accepted, to belong and to live our lives in peace.

What sets this apart from children's books is the content. Just as I had to remove the sex scenes for YA, if this were aimed toward children, I'd remove the sensual scenes too. Love and sex is information that children should get from their parents - not a book. I'd also have to tone down the violence if this were aimed at children. Some could argue that the world is a violent place and reading about it won't hurt kids, but just like sex, I think that decision is up to the child's parents, not me.

I've actually lost quite a few sales at conventions because I'm honest with the parents about the books and tell them that I wouldn't recommend them to their 12 year old unless they want to read the books first. It isn't the language or words but the content.

Hope this answers your questions and thanks for asking.
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Escape (Lake of Sins, #1)

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Betrayed (Lake Of Sins, #4)

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“THE NEXT MORNING, MUTTER stood at the front of his cage as six of the Almightys’ Guards drug the body of the thing he’d called the Voice out of the room.  It was oblong with no particular shape, just a blob.  Two tiny arms stuck out from each side and four tentacles protruded from what was probably its head. A wet trail on the floor left by the Voice’s body ran from the cell out the door.  There was no way that thing had ever been a Guard. ”
L.S. O'Dea, Rise of the River-Man: Mutter's Story

“The world of the Lake of Sins     This story takes place hundreds of years after the Great Death visited the earth, killing most humans, all domestic animals and all wild animals larger than a turkey.  Those who survived were left with the task of rebuilding society.    The new social structure is based on a class system.  The classes important to this story are the Almightys, Guards and House Servants.   Almightys, the only direct descendants of the human race, rule the other classes.  They are generally between five and six feet tall with pale, alabaster skin.    Guards belong to the Almightys and are used for hunting or protection.  They are between four and six feet tall and their hair color varies. ”
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