Author's Comment: Q: With series including the popular 'Midnighters' and 'Uglies', you seem to making a big impact in the young adult market. What attracts you to writing fantasy for a younger readership? A: Teen readers are in some ways like SF readers: They question the way the world works and they question their place in it. They can imagine, in the way "mundane" adult readers do not, the world being utterly different. Being a teenager is a fundamentally alien experience. Also, the average teen is more into language invention than the average adult - they write more poetry, use more slang, and bestow more nicknames than adults - which also makes them like SF readers. That said, the main advantage of being a teen writer is that I can change genres without any confusion. I've written fantasy, SF, and contemporary realism, but the bookstores still puts them all in the same teen section, no worries.