Ten things not to say to a YA author

Picture this: you’re at a party, and you meet someone new. You shake hands, discuss how you know the host, and then you ask her what she does. “I write novels for teens,” she says.

Stop right there. Don’t open your mouth. This woman seems pretty cool, and you want her to like you, right? Then please allow me to save you from yourself. Do not, under ANY circumstances, utter one of the following sentences:

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