Today's guests are brand new to our blog. I met Carolyn and Robert through Author Ad School (formerly Amazon Author Ad School) and were thrilled when they signed up to visit with us. So, please give them a warm (although it's not warm enough for me outside) SWLA WELCOME as they share two of their YA series with us.
Take it away Carolyn & Robert....
How did we get ourselves into this, Maar? I’m still in a bit of daze and don’t know what to think.”
“You think— we got ourselves into this?” Maarlee sounds surprised.
“Well, that’s what I’m trying to sort out. We were conceived to be the generation that would right all the wrongs of the world,” I state.
“... And the concept sounded so impressive that it made our parents hopeful,” Maarlee adds.
“Well, yeah! Imagine the deal they were about to get. Those of us born after 2025 were going to do their dirty work by cleaning up the gigantic mess previous generations have left behind. Who wouldn’t accept and sign on the dotted line? Install the best technology available in our children; in fact, the more, the better,” I say with a hefty dose of sarcasm.
“I never thought of it quite that way before….” Maarlee sighs.
“Think of it— once we started implementing our knowledge and strengths, everything shifted,” I explain.
“What do you mean by shifted?”
“Well, we went from being pampered and revered to becoming an international threat to society— pretty much overnight.”
Maarlee’s silence puts me in full mock trial mode, “So, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you ... Are kids responsible in any way for allowing things to reach this level of discord? Can kids under the age of eighteen override public opinion and change how adults perceive them, despite the heavy propaganda against them?”