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The Debut Club: An Interview Rebecca Podos, author of THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES

Swanky Seventeener Heather Fawcett spoke with Rebecca Podos, whose contemporary YA mystery was just published by Harper Collins/Balzer + Bray. ABOUT THE NOVEL All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It’s the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist, she, a mysterious woman who came … Continue reading

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The Debut Club: An interview with Kathy MacMillan, author of SWORD AND VERSE

Swanky Seventeen Ruth Lehrer recently interviewed Kathy MacMillan, debut author of the Young Adult fantasy novel SWORD AND VERSE (January 19, 2016 from HarperTeen) – and since they are both American Sign Language interpreters, they decided to conduct their interview in ASL. (English transcript provided below each video for the signing-impaired.) About the Author Kathy … Continue reading

Debut Club: An Interview with Patrick Samphire, author of SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB
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Debut Club: An Interview with Patrick Samphire, author of SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB

Swanky Seventeener Matthew Landis chats with Samphire about the novelist’s middle-grade debut—a series opener mixing historical fantasy and sci-fi. About the Book The year is 1816, the place is Mars. Home of pterodactyls, spies, and clockwork butlers… All 12-year-old Edward Sullivan wants is to read his Thrilling Martian Tales in peace. But when a villainous archaeologist kidnaps his parents, Edward … Continue reading

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The Debut Club: An Interview with Natalie Blitt, author of THE DISTANCE FROM A to Z

Swanky Seventeener Katie Nelson recently spoke with Sweet Sixteen debut author Natalie Blitt, author of THE DISTANCE FROM A to Z (Epic Reads Impulse/HarperCollins, January 12, 2016). About the Author Originally from Canada, I grew up on a steady diet of loyalist adventure stories. It wasn’t until I moved to Chicago after completing an English … Continue reading

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The Debut Club: An Interview with Isabel Bandeira, author of BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER

Swanky Seventeener Chelsea Bobulski recently sat down with Sixteener Isabel Bandeira to talk about about her YA debut, BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER (January 12, Spencer Hill Contemporary). About the Author Growing up, Isabel Bandeira split her time between summers surrounded by cathedrals, castles, and ancient tombs in Portugal and the rest of the year hanging around the lakes and … Continue reading

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The Debut Club: An Interview with Cheryl Blackford, author of LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY

Swanky Seventeener Bree Barton recently interviewed Cheryl Blackford, debut author of the middle-grade historical novel LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY (January 12 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers), over a cup of strong English tea. About the Author Cheryl Blackford was born in Yorkshire, England but now lives in a house in the woods in Minnesota where she … Continue reading