BTW Interviews

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jeff Zentner

    Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut for young readers and a Spring Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Erin Barker from Hooray for Books! called The Serpent King “a contemporary Southern novel about loyalty, betrayal, and becoming your most honest self.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Molly Prentiss

    Molly Prentiss is the author of Tuesday Nights in 1980, a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut title for adults and an April Indie Next List pick. Anmiryam Budner of Main Point Books called the novel “immersive and satisfying.”

    A Q&A With Emma Cline, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Debut novelist Emma Cline explores the darker side of adolescence in The Girls, the number one pick of independent booksellers for the June 2016 Indie Next List.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rosalie Knecht

    Rosalie Knecht is the author of the Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut title Relief Map, which Linda McLoughlin Figel of {pages: a bookstore} called “a rich and memorable read from an exciting new talent.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsay Eagar

    Lindsay Eagar is the author of Hour of the Bees, a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut title for middle-grade readers. Drew Sieplinga of Wild Rumpus Books called Hour of the Bees “a beautifully written, magical book.”

    Elizabeth J. Church on The Atomic Weight of Love, May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Here, author Elizabeth J. Church discusses the unique experience of growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, and how her youth shaped and inspired her debut novel, The Atomic Weight of Love.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sara Baume

    Sara Baume is the author of the Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut title Spill Simmer Falter Wither, which Mary Wolf of Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse called “an amazing achievement by a writer who makes her work seem effortless.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ed Tarkington

    Ed Tarkington is the author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart, a Winter/Spring Indies Introduce debut and a January Indie Next List pick. “This is, without a doubt, my favorite debut novel this spring,” said Shirley Wells of Watermark Books & Café.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Patrick Dacey

    Patrick Dacey is the author of We’ve Already Gone This Far, a Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce debut title. Mary Wolf of Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse called Dacey’s stories “perfectly crafted.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Goldy Moldavsky

    Goldy Moldavsky is the author of Kill the Boy Band, a Winter/Spring 2016 Indies Introduce debut for young adults. “Reading Moldavsky’s debut is like reliving my first viewing of the movie Heathers,” said Kari Meutsch of Phoenix Books.

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