Indies Introduce Interview

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With David Arnold

    David Arnold is the author of the Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce New Voices title Mosquitoland. Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company said Mosquitoland “provides laughs, empathy, and quote-worthy passages. I loved it!”

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Victoria Aveyard

    Victoria Aveyard is the author of Red Queen, the first book in a new trilogy and a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce New Voices selection. Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction noted, “Red Queen is an unbelievable debut YA novel that will leave you waiting desperately for the next entry in the series.”

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Colin Barrett

    Colin Barrett is the author of the short story collection Young Skins, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection. Seth Marko, formerly of UC San Diego Bookstore, called Young Skins “a blazing, outstanding debut by a very talented young writer who I can’t wait to see more from.”

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A with Rafia Zakaria

    Rafia Zakaria is the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection that Amanda Bullock of Housing Works Bookstore Café said “reveals the strength of Pakistani women” by weaving together national and family histories.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Cecilia Ekbäck

    Cecilia Ekbäck is the author of Wolf Winter, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection. “Ekbäck’s intriguing tale of Sweden’s Lapland in 1717 gives insight into the land and people of the far north and is also hard to let go,” said Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Dan Gemeinhart

    Dan Gemeinhart is the author of The Honest Truth, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce New Voices selection for children. Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction called The Honest Truth “a touching read” about a young boy in need of a miracle.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Emma Hooper

    Emma Hooper is the author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce selection for adults that Cathy Langer of Tattered Cover Book Store called, “Wry and quirky, a little bit magical and perfectly pitched... A truly marvelous debut.”

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With S.M. Hulse

    “S.M. Hulse has written a wonderful novel that weaves together classic Western themes of family, obligation, love, anger, forgiveness, and music,” said Luisa Smith of Book Passage. Here, Hulse talks about the inspiration for her debut novel, her research, learning to fiddle, and more.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Robin Talley

    Robin Talley, the author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, talks about the inspiration for her story about the integration of a Virginia school in 1959, the challenges of researching LGBT experiences of the ’50s and ’60s, and more.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Kendall Kulper

    Kendall Kulper is the author of Salt & Storm, a Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices pick for young adults. “With achingly beautiful prose, Kulper has crafted an intricately knotted story of love and revenge, legacy and sacrifice, destiny and freedom,” said Summer Laurie of Books Inc.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Caitlin Doughty

    Caitlin Doughty is the author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a 2014 Summer/Fall Indies Introduce nonfiction title and a September Indie Next List pick. “Doughty’s book is a clear-eyed look at death and a call for us all to think about a difficult topic in healthier ways,” said David Enyeart of Common Good Books.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Amy Zhang

    Amy Zhang is the author of Falling Into Place, a 2014 Summer/Fall Indies Introduce New Voices title for middle-grade readers and a top 10 pick on the Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Jennifer Longo

    Jennifer Longo is the author of Six Feet Over It, a Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices pick for young adults.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Michael Pitre

    Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre, a former Marine Corps officer who deployed twice to Iraq, is “a mesmerizing debut set in the Iraq war and its aftermath,” said Bill Cusumano of Nicola’s Books. Here, Pitre talks about the inspiration for his debut novel, how literature can help us understand the experiences of America’s military men and women, and more.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Dana Alison Levy

    Dana Alison Levy is the author of The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, a New Voices pick for middle-graders that Sara Hines of Eight Cousins calls “a laugh-out-loud story of a patchwork family that balances zany antics with heartfelt moments.”

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