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Interview: Kirsten Hubbard

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I read Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc. 2012) (my review) and fell in love, with the book, the writing, the characters, and travelling. I’ve always like going places, but Wanderlove just reinvigorated that love, as well as reminding me to open my eyes to [...]

Interview with Alyssa B. Sheinmel for the Summer Blog Blast Tour

Welcome to day 5 of the 2011 Summer Blog Blast Tour! Today we have Alyssa B. Sheinmel, author of two of my favorite books, The Lucky Kind (Knopf, 2011) and The Beautiful Between (Knopf, 2010). From my review of The Lucky Kind: “Nick Brandt, 16, doesn’t know that answering the phone will shake up his world. A [...]

Interview with Micol Ostow for the Summer Blog Blast Tour

Welcome to the Summer Blog Blast Tour! Today’s interview: Micol Ostow, author of family (Egmont USA, 2011). Ostow is the author of numerous books, including Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa (Razorbill, 2006) and So Punk Rock: And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother (Flux, 2009). From my review of family: “Melinda Jensen is seventeen, lost [...]

Interview: Dana Reinhardt

Welcome Dana Reinhardt, author of the The Things a Brother Knows (my review), the Winner of the Sydney Taylor Award for Teen Readers! Dana is here as part of the Sydney Taylor Award Blog Tour, arranged by the Association of Jewish Librarians. A full schedule of the week-long tour is at AJL’s blog, People of the Books. [...]

Liz B at YA Librarian Tales

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Sarah at YA Librarian Tales for her “Life Behind the Reference Desk” series. If you want to learn more about my day job — being a children’s / teen services librarian at a regional library for the blind and physically handicapped — go over to YA Librarian Tales [...]

Interview: Sofia Quintero

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Welcome to the 2010 Winter Blog Blast Tour! Sofia Quintero is the author of Efrain’s Secret (Random House, 2010). Quintero’s works for adult include Divas Don’t Yield (One World/Ballantine, 2006) and stories in the collections Friday Night Chicas (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005) and Names I Call My Sister (Avon, 2007). Writing as Black Artemis, she has written Explicit [...]

Interview: Charles Benoit

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Welcome to the Winter Blog Blast Tour, 2010 edition! Charles Benoit is the author of You (Harper Teen, 2010). It is his debut young adult novel; his previous novels are adult mysteries: Relative Danger (Poisoned Pen Press, 2004), Out of Order (Poisoned Pen Press, 2006), Noble Lies (Poisoned Pen Press, 2007). From my review of [...]

Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi

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Welcome to the Winter Blog Blast Tour, 2010 edition! Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of Ship Breaker (Little, Brown, 2010) (National Book Awards finalist) and The Windup Girl (Night Shade Books, 2009) (Nebula and Hugo Awards for Best Novel). His short stories are available in Pump Six and Other Stories (Night Shade Books, 2008). The [...]