Debut Club: Interview with Jen Maschari, author of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF CHARLIE PRICE
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Debut Club: Interview with Jen Maschari, author of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF CHARLIE PRICE

Swanky Seventeener Ruth Lehrer spoke with Jennifer Maschari, whose magical middle grade novel was published by HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray on February 23, 2016. ABOUT THE NOVEL Ever since twelve-year-old Charlie Price’s mom died, he feels like his world has been split into two parts. Before included stargazing and Mathletes and Saturday scavenger hunts with his family. After … Continue reading

Debut Club: An Interview with Lee Gjertson Malone, Author of THE LAST BOY AT ST. EDITH’S
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Debut Club: An Interview with Lee Gjertson Malone, Author of THE LAST BOY AT ST. EDITH’S

Elliah Terry interviewed fellow author Lee Gjertson Malone about her debut—a contemporary middle-grade novel just published by Aladdin. Malone is a member of the online group The Sweet Sixteens for YA novelists debuting in 2016; Terry rolls with the Swanky Seventeens. About the Novel Seventh grader Jeremy Miner has a girl problem. Or, more accurately, a girls problem. Four hundred and … Continue reading

Debut Club: Interview with Heidi Heilig, author of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE
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Debut Club: Interview with Heidi Heilig, author of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE

Swanky Seventeener Rosalyn Eves recently spoke with Sweet Sixteener Heidi Heilig (though sadly, not on a time-traveling pirate ship) to talk about Heilig’s debut YA fantasy, THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE (Greenwillow Books, February 16, 2016). About the Book: Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land … Continue reading

Debut Club: An Interview with Nicole Castroman, Author of BLACKHEARTS
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Debut Club: An Interview with Nicole Castroman, Author of BLACKHEARTS

Tricia Levenseller interviewed fellow author Nicole Castroman about her YA debut—a historical romance just published by Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. Castroman is a member of the online author group, The Sweet Sixteens, for YA novelists debuting in 2016; Levenseller rolls with the Swanky Seventeens. ABOUT THE NOVEL Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the … Continue reading

Debut club: Interview with Kelly Zekas and Tarun Shanker, authors of THESE VICIOUS MASKS
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Debut club: Interview with Kelly Zekas and Tarun Shanker, authors of THESE VICIOUS MASKS

2017 debut author Rosalyn Eves recently sat down with 2016 debut authors Kelly Zekas and Tarun Shanker. (Though to be proper, it ought to have been tea.) About the authors Mild-mannered assistant by day, milder-mannered writer by night, Tarun Shanker is a New York University graduate currently living in Los Angeles. His idea of paradise … Continue reading

Debut Club: An Interview with Victoria Coe, Author of FENWAY AND HATTIE
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Debut Club: An Interview with Victoria Coe, Author of FENWAY AND HATTIE

Kristin L. Gray and fellow author Victoria J. Coe recently talked about Coe’s middle-grade novel debut, which was just published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. ABOUT THE NOVEL Fenway is an excitable and endlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. He lives in the city with Food Lady, Fetch Man, and—of course—his beloved short human and best-friend-in-the-world, Hattie. But when … Continue reading