Having grown up on back-to-back-to-back YA trends (rich high school cliques, wizards, Greek mythology, vampires, dystopian) it's kind of weird to hear that there isn't a hot topic right now, though I'm not opposed to just having the trend be really great writing and stories. Thinking about my own YA authors, I would have to say I am trendless as well. The genres my clients write in range from contemporary to historical fiction to fantasy and everywhere else in between.
In other news, I have something that I have been pondering...do *I* want to write a book? The answer is already kind of no, because I have no time, but I remember researching and writing my senior English thesis in college and my professor urging me to continue my work once I graduated and try to get it published. If I were to write a book, I feel sure that it would be in the non-fiction realm rather than fiction...I wouldn't have to worry about plot for one thing!
Who knows...maybe in my spare time, I'll try to polish up my old English thesis. Or I could just watch old movies with John all day, which is what I'm doing today. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day!