08/26/2010 05:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

S.E. Hinton the Godmother of the YA Novel

Mention The Outsiders in a room full of people and 9 out of 10 of them will sigh with fond memories followed by, "Oh, I love that book!" So, you can imagine the honor I had, as an author and fan myself, when I heard I would get to interview the legendary author, S.E. Hinton.

Many have credited her with beginning a whole new industry, the Young Adult or YA novel which has opened up many doors for authors and a world of reading to a segment of the population who at the time was being completed ignored.

In my full-length audio interview with Ms. Hinton, she discusses her career, her advice to writers, her new graphic novels, The Puppy Sister, Taming the Star Runner (Blue Water Productions) and her plans for a new The Outsiders television series.


Full Disclosure: Hinton's graphic novel publisher, Blue Water Productions will also be publishing the graphic novel adaptation of my novel: Forever My Lady Part 2.