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Interview with YA author Selene Castrovilla, and two-book giveaway

Today I talk with YA author Selene Castrovilla about her writing, her books, and more. Selene Castrovilla is the author of Saved by the Music; The Girl Next Door; and Melt. You can read an excerpt of Melt on SeleneCastrovilla.com. … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Joe Lunievicz

Today I talk with YA author Joe Lunievicz, author of Open Wounds, about why he writes, his favorite books, and much more. Welcome, Joe! Tell me, why do you write? I first started writing when I was sixteen. I entered … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Shari Maurer

Today I talk with YA author Shari Maurer, the author of Change of Heart. Read on to find out why Shari writes, what she likes and doesn’t like about the publishing business, and more! Shari, why do you write? I … Continue reading

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If you missed Maureen Johnson on NPR today with Meghan Cox Gurdon…

you can still listen in through the podcast! I LOVED how articulate, clear, strong, and intelligent YA author Maureen Johnson was! I also called in (since Gurdon slammed Scars in her WSJ essay). I was glad to be able to … Continue reading

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YA author Maureen Johnson on NPR TODAY with Meghan Cox Gurdon, talking about “dark” YA!

The wonderful Maureen Johnson, who started the #YASaves movement on Twitter in response to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s WSJ article that slammed so many good books (including Scars) will be on NPR TODAY at 11am EST!! I hope some people will … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Beth Fehlbaum

Today I’m talking with the lovely Beth Fehlbaum about her writing, her books, and more. Beth is the author of Hope in Patience and Courage in Patience. Why do you write? I can’t remember ever NOT writing. It’s a natural … Continue reading

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Why I read and write on the subjects I do

I write about what I put into my fiction & why on Where Fantasy and Reality Collide today. I talk about drawing on my own experiences to make both realistic fiction and fantasy stronger. I hope you’ll check it out, … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Michael Harmon

Today I have a treat for you–an interview with YA author Michael Harmon–author of SKATE, LAST EXIT TO NORMAL, BRUTAL, THE CHAMBER OF FIVE, A KID FROM SOUTHIE, and UNDER THE BRIDGE. Q: Why do you write? A: I’d have … Continue reading

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Children’s Literature Project – video interviews with children’s & YA authors

Do you know about the Children’s Literature Project? On the production blog, you can see snippets of video interviews with many children’s and YA authors and illustrators (and some children’s/YA editors as well, such as Roger Sutton from The Horn … Continue reading

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Tamora Pierce video Q & A on Amazon

If you like YA fantasy and strong girl books (I love them) check out the video Q & A with Tamora Pierce on Amazon. She talks about the sequel to Bloodhound, the magic from her books she’d most like to … Continue reading

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