Indies Introduce Interview

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nic Stone

    Nic Stone is the author of Dear Martin, a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce pick for young adults that follows Justyce McAllister as he explores his feelings on race through letters to Martin Luther King Jr.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jeannie Vanasco

    Jeannie Vanasco’s The Glass Eye is “an absolutely beautiful exploration of family, grief, memory, and madness,” said Jamie Thomas of Women & Children First.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Karina Yan Glaser

    Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl Book Shop has called Karina Yan Glaser’s middle-grade debut, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, “heartbreaking and hopeful at every turn.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jake Burt

    Jake Burt’s Greetings From Witness Protection! “is a funny, entertaining, and original story about family, friendship, identity, and starting over,” said Lauren Savage of The Reading Bug.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Rogerson

    Margaret Rogerson is the author of the Indies Introduce young adult debut An Enchantment of Ravens, in which fairies rely on humans for craft work in exchange for enchantments.

    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.

    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.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Bianca Marais

    Booksellers have named Bianca Marais’ debut novel set in apartheid-era South Africa, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, a Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce debut and a July Indie Next List pick.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Curtis Dawkins

    In the Summer/Fall Indies Introduce debut The Graybar Hotel, author Curtis Dawkins’ stories are “raw, eloquent, and captivating,” says Courtney Flynn of Trident Booksellers & Café.

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