I’m happy to call Lisa a friend, and really enjoyed this interview about her writing life. I’ve read the first two of her Halcyone series and recommend them highly to readers with any science fiction interest! Ro is one of my favorite imaginary people.
LJ Cohen is a novelist, poet, blogger, ceramics artist, and relentless optimist. After almost twenty-five years as a physical therapist, LJ now uses her anatomical knowledge and myriad clinical skills to injure characters in her science fiction and fantasy novels. She lives in the Boston area with her family, two dogs, and the occasional international student. DREADNOUGHT AND SHUTTLE (book 3 of the SF/Space Opera series Halcyone Space), is her sixth novel. LJ is a member of SFWA, Broad Universe, and the Independent Publishers of New England.
1. Is it more challenging to write for youth or adults?
Neither? The truth is, I’m not sure much about my work for young adults is that different than what I write for adults except on a very surface level in terms of language and overt sexuality. There are challenges unique to both.
In writing for a teen…
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