Interview with Janae Marks and 2-book giveaway!

Janae Marks’s books capture the essence of what it feels like to be 12 years old, and they’re great reads—brilliantly…

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Rainforests & a limb difference: interview & book giveaway

From deep in an enchanted forest, a tree emerges as the narrator of this delightful new novel by Samantha M.…

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What If a Fish: magical realism, author interview & book giveaway

What a delightful debut middle grade novel! What If a Fish came out in 2020 from Simon & Schuster Books…

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“I let myself daydream”: interview with Lauren Wolk & book giveaway

  Echo Mountain is a fabulous new story from the award-winning Lauren Wolk, out in 2020 from Dutton/Penguin Young Readers.…

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Upper-MG Historical Fiction: interview & giveaway

Calling all lovers of historical fiction! I’ve just read the newly released upper-middle grade novel Alina and with me today…

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Hear the Character’s Voice: Interview & Giveaway

“The first part of a book for me is hearing the character’s voice in my head. I don’t even take out a pen until I hear it strongly and consistently.”

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Be Open to Rewriting (& Book Giveaway!)

This month I visited Alaska’s Denali National Park—not in person, but in prose—when I read Hannah Moderow‘s debut novel Lily’s…

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