I have seen a new review for Jessica’s Trap, which isn’t up yet but should be shortly. This is less glowing than previous reviews but still mainly positive.
Interestingly, it is the second review to refer to this story as ‘young adult’. I have never deliberately written anything for ‘young adult’ because I don’t know what it means. Surely you’re either young or adult? Is there some intermediate stage? Certainly, Dume children do not have a chrysalis stage but we are fairly isolated here and I am assured we’re also a bit different from the rest of the population. Which is good. I’ve seen the rest of the population.
Could a chrysalis even read? Well, I suppose it couldn’t do very much else. That might be why the ‘young adult’ market is sought after. All those chrysalis-stage people lying around just desperate for a good story to while away the growing pains of their metamorphosis into a lumbering hairy pitchfork-weilding villager.
Now I come to think of it, I have not seen any intermediate form in the village between the child-forms and the hairy lumbering pitchfork forms. I had assumed it happened overnight. It does not apply to the women, of course. Their metamorphosis is different. They don’t have pitchforks.
Therefore there is an intermediate stage between ‘young’ and ‘adult’ and it seems Jessica’s Trap falls into this chrysalis market. Hmmm.
This calls for a little change to marketing strategy, I think.