“I … don’t think we as writers should censor ourselves too much when it comes to scary stuff for kids. Everyone likes a good, scary story! These books also help kids learn about life and consequences and bravery.
But don’t make the mistake of talking down to kids or trying to moralize. They can sniff it out miles away.”
Supernatural Southern Gothic, anyone? Over at Kirkus today, I talk to debut author Ronald L. Smith, pictured here, about his new novel Hoodoo, released last month by Houghton Mifflin.
That conversation is here.
Until tomorrow …
Photo by Erik Kvalsvik and used by permission of Ronald L. Smith.