Indies Introduce Interview

    Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Tone Almhjell

    Tone Almhjell’s debut novel for middle-graders is The Twistrose Key. Here, she talks about being inspired by her Norwegian homeland, favorite authors, and more.

    Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Mitchell S. Jackson

    Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of the autobiographical novel The Residue Years, about coming of age in a black family in Portland, Oregon, in the ’90s and dealing with issues of poverty, drugs, and race.

    Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Tracy Guzeman

    Tracy Guzeman talks about the inspiration for her debut  novel, The Gravity of Birds, spine poetry, and more.

    Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Patrick Flores-Scott

    “I wanted to write a book that I thought my students would like, one that was structured and formatted in a way that would entice struggling readers, and one that was as true to their lives as I could make it,” says Patrick Flores-Scott, author of the debut Young Adult novel Jumped In.

    Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Amy Christine Parker

    YA literature is important, said Amy Christine Parker, author of the debut novel Gated, because if it’s done well, “it depicts teens as they really are ... and makes teens feel known in a way that adult books don’t.”

    Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Kenneth Bonert

    Kenneth Bonert hopes that readers of his debut novel, The Lion Seeker, will become lost in a world that absorbs them — and that afterwards they will want to return to it again to discover more meaning with each rereading.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Graeme Simsion

    Graeme Simsion talks about his inspiration for The Rosie Project, what he’s working on now, and more.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Sara Farizan

    Sara Farizan hopes readers will see her debut YA novel, If You Could Be Mine, as both a love story and a story about finding yourself and being true to who you are, even when that seems really terrifying.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Fiona McFarlane

    Fiona McFarlane offers tips for handselling her debut novel, The Night Guest, and explains how she came to write about a woman who believes there is a tiger in her house every night.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Elizabeth Kiem

    Elizabeth Kiem talks about the inspiration for her debut novel, Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy; her fascination with Russia; the importance of YA fiction; and more.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With P.S. Duffy

    P.S. Duffy reveals what inspired her to set her debut novel, The Cartographer of No Man's Land, during WWI and the Battle of Vimy Ridge; what she hopes readers will take away from the journeys and internal struggles of Angus MacGrath and his family; and more.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Charlie Quimby

    The author of Monument Road, Charlie Quimby, discusses how growing up in Colorado shaped his writing, the joys of visiting indie bookstores, and what he’s working on now, among other topics.

    Spring 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Lindsay Smith

    Lindsay Smith, author of Sekret (Roaring Brook Press), talks about the inspirations for her debut title, Cold War espionage crime thrillers, the importance of YA fiction, and more.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Antoine Laurain

    Antoine Laurain, author of The President’s Hat (Gallic Books), discusses his first novel in English, the joys of visiting bookstores, and judging a book by its cover, among other topics.

    Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Shahan Mufti

    Shahan Mufti explores his family history and that of the Islamic civilization in Pakistan in his debut title, The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War (Other Press), a featured book in the Fall 2013 Indies Introduce promotion, underway now.

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