The Debut Club: An Interview with Amber Smith, author of THE WAY I USED TO BE
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The Debut Club: An Interview with Amber Smith, author of THE WAY I USED TO BE

Stephanie Elliot recently interviewed Amber Smith, author of the YA Contemporary novel THE WAY I USED TO BE, which was published March 22, 2106 by Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster. About the Book: In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young … Continue reading

Debut Club: Interview with Kim Savage, author of AFTER THE WOODS
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Debut Club: Interview with Kim Savage, author of AFTER THE WOODS

Sixteener interviews are always sweeter in person! Kim Savage and Natalie C. Anderson had coffee recently in the small town near Boston that was the inspiration for the setting for Savage’s recent debut, AFTER THE WOODS (Farrer Straus and Giroux/Macmillan). They talked writing habits, the long and crazy road to publishing, MTV, and coffee… lots … Continue reading

Debut Club: A.E. Conran Talks About THE LOST CELT
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Debut Club: A.E. Conran Talks About THE LOST CELT

Conran spoke with fellow author Bree Barton about her middle-grade adventure, which was just published by Gosling Press. Conran’s a member of the Sweet Sixteens, an online group for authors debuting in 2016. Barton rolls with the Swanky Seventeens. ABOUT THE NOVEL Fourth graders Mikey and Kyler are convinced they’ve seen a real live Celtic warrior transported … Continue reading

The Debut Club: An Interview with Ami Allen-Vath, author of LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE US
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The Debut Club: An Interview with Ami Allen-Vath, author of LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE US

Swanky Seventeer Christina June recently interviewed Ami Allen-Vath about her debut YA novel, LIARS AND LOSERS LIKE US, which was released on March 22, 2016 from Sky Pony Press. About the Book: Bree Hughes isn’t used to being a standout, so it’s hard to say what’s a bigger shock—the guy she likes reciprocating, or her … Continue reading

Debut Club: Author Jenny Manzer Talks About Her New Novel, SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN
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Debut Club: Author Jenny Manzer Talks About Her New Novel, SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN

Jenny spoke with Melissa Roske about her debut YA novel, which has just been published by Delacorte Press. Jenny’s part of the online group the Sweet Sixteens, for authors publishing for the first time in 2016; Melissa rolls with the Swanky Seventeens. ABOUT THE NOVEL:  What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might be your … Continue reading

Debut Club: Interview with Lindsay Eagar, author of HOUR OF THE BEES
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Debut Club: Interview with Lindsay Eagar, author of HOUR OF THE BEES

Swanky author Kate Hart recently sat down with 2016 debut author, Lindsay Eagar, to talk about her new MG magical realism, HOUR OF THE BEES (Candlewick, March 8, 2016). About the Book: While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina—Carol—is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico … Continue reading