Last month, actress and author Amber Benson talked to us about YA horror, literacy, her love of gory books and movies, and her writing process. This month we hit on those topics some more, plus some new ones as well.
JG: Why do you think horror/dark fiction strikes such a chord with teen readers?
AB: I think human beings like to be scared – and doing it within the framework of a book is the safest way to work up the adrenaline.
JG: How do you keep in touch with the YA audience? While …