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Associate Professor of English Kathryn Reiss Featured
in The Atlantic

Oakland, CA–October 23, 2013 What are the eight habits of highly successful young-adult fiction authors? Best-selling writers, including Associate Professor of English Kathryn Reiss, attempt to answer that question and share their strategies for success. Reiss, a veteran author of young adult fiction, offers sage advice about why the use of slang vocabulary might mean your book won’t stand the test of time.

"The problem with that is your book has a shelf life of two to three years," says Kathryn Reiss. "It won’t be a classic because the coded language of teens changes every four years with every high school generation."

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Last Updated: 10/23/13