This is a link to a really cool article found in the Boston Globe, March 1, 2009. It examines some of the reasons why Mormon writers seem drawn to the Young Adult/fantasy market. I thought the article was very respectful and objective. Not always easy to find these days when some people still think that mainstream Mormons practice polygamy.
I especially liked Shannon Hale's explanation of why she thinks that many Mormon readers embrace the fantasy genre and have no problem with books like Harry Potter, when other conservative faiths take issue with it.
Good stuff! Also, thanks to LDSPublisher, who posted the link in the first place.
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