She’s written six books and seen some of them translated into a half-dozen languages. She’s told stories young adults want to read. She’s won awards. She’s been a mom who wrote within a 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. window on school days.
Men of Stone; Losing ForeverAuthor: Gayle FriesenCommentators such as Booklist Magazine critic Michael Cart, and former president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Paula Brehm-Heeger have called the first decade of the 21st century the golden age of young adult (YA) literature. According to the Association of American Publishers, in spite of all the media available, young adults are not only still buying books but buying books in unprecedented numbers.