BTW Interviews

    Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen on Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse”

    The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen, has been chosen by independent booksellers as a top pick for the Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gregory Scott Katsoulis

    Gregory Scott Katsoulis is the author of the young adult debut All Rights Reserved, which takes place in a dystopian future where nearly all words and gestures are copyrighted.

    A Q&A With Gabriel Tallent, Author of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for September

    Booksellers have chosen debut novel My Absolute Darling (Riverhead Books) by Gabriel Tallent as the #1 Indie Next List pick for September, which DIESEL’s John Evans has called “a Great American Novel.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Celia C. Pérez

    Celia C. Pérez is the author of the debut middle-grade novel The First Rule of Punk, which Laura Delaney of Rediscovered Books said she loved for its “blend of music, art, and family.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

    Margot Farris of pages: a bookstore said she “couldn’t help but root for every single character” in Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s A Kind of Freedom.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Diana Harmon Asher

    In Sidetracked, author Diana Harmon Asher “gives us a narrator with a unique voice,” said Dave Shallenberger of Little Shop of Stories.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Danya Kukafka

    Courtney Flynn of Trident Booksellers & Café called Danya Kukafka’s Girl in Snow “a whodunit with the added bonus of rich, wonderful characters and good writing.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With F.C. Yee

    F.C. Yee is the author of the young adult debut The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, which will “fill that Buffy- or Sailor Moon-shaped hole in your life,” said Allison Senecal of Old Firehouse Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Augustus Rose

    Augustus Rose is the author of Summer/Fall Indies Introduce debut The Readymade Thief, which follows 17-year-old Lee on what Jason Kennedy of Boswell Book Company calls “a brilliant journey.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sarah Schmidt

    Sarah Schmidt is the author of the Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce adult title See What I Have Done, which Carolyn Hutton of Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts calls a “thriller of a debut.”

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