Indies Introduce Interview

    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.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Estep Nagy

    Estep Nagy is the author of the Indies Introduce adult debut We Shall Not All Sleep, a “perfectly constructed novel,” says Sarah Goddin of Quail Ridge Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With S.K. Ali

    S.K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, a Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce debut for young adults starring a contemporary Muslim teenager.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Finn Murphy

    Finn Murphy is the author of the Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce debut The Long Haul, which is “completely engrossing and worth the read,” says Jason Kennedy of Boswell Book Company.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lisa Ko

    Lisa Ko is the author of the Indies Introduce adult pick The Leavers, which Becky Milner of Vintage Books called “a bravura debut.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Melissa Savage

    Melissa Savage is the author of the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce middle grade debut Lemons, “a wonderful story about love, loss, and healing,” said Katherine Megna-Weber of Books Inc.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Laura Trunkey

    Double Dutch, the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce debut from Laura Trunkey, “is full of magical short stories that remind me of why I love this genre,” said Susan Hans O’Connor of Penguin Bookshop.

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