Indies Introduce Interview

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Marcia Wells

    Marcia Wells talks about the inspiration for her debut title for middle grade readers, Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, her favorite books and authors, and what she’s working on next.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Abby Geni

    Abby Geni, author of the fall 2013 Indies Introduce debut and November 2013 Indie Next List pick The Last Animal, talks about the inspiration for her debut short story collection, the influence of nature on her life and work, and more.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Makiia Lucier

    Makiia Lucier talks about her debut title for young adults, A Death-Struck Year, the merits of historical fiction, and more.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With TaraShea Nesbit

    TaraShea Nesbit is the author of the debut novel The Wives of Los Alamos, a spring 2014 Indies Introduce title and a March 2014 Indie Next List pick, which tells the story of women from all over the world who cut their ties with friends and relatives to live in isolation at Los Alamos while their husbands developed the atomic bomb.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Sally Green

    Debut author Sally Green talks about the inspiration for her YA novel Half Bad, the importance of fiction, and some of her favorite authors and books.

    A Q&A With Nickolas Butler, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs, the #1 Indie Next List pick for March, recently spoke to BTW about the emotions that inspired his book, the notion of friendship, and being able to live out his dream.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Rohan Gavin

    Rohan Gavin’s Knightley & Son “is a clever, creative, exciting adventure perfect for everyone who loves a good, classic mystery,” says Kris Vreeland of Once Upon a Time Bookstore. Here, Gavin discusses the inspiration for his debut novel for middle grade readers and more.

    An Indies Introduce New Voices/Indies Next List Q&A With Leslye Walton

    Walton’s eloquent debut YA novel, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, about a girl with speckled wings and a heritage of love, loss, and magic has been called “timeless, beautiful, and perfect for lovers of magical realism” by bookseller Melissa Fox of Watermark Books and Café.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Jessica Hendry Nelson

    Jessica Hendry Nelson’s If Only You People Could Follow Directions is a collection of autobiographical essays about family relationships, addiction, and the chaos they bring. Reviewers have praised Nelson’s debut memoir as hypnotic and wryly funny.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Molly Antopol

    Many of the stories in The UnAmericans were inspired by Molly Antopol’s family history, notably their involvement in the Communist Party. “I come from a big family of storytellers,” said Antopol, “and I grew up surrounded by tales of surveillance, tapped lines, and dinnertime visits from the FBI.”

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Helen Peppe

    Helen Peppe is the author of Pigs Can’t Swim, a memoir of childhood by the youngest of nine children in a hardscrabble, beyond-eccentric Maine family. Her debut title has been praised for being outrageous, hilarious, and touching.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With James Scott

    James Scott is the author of The Kept, a debut novel about family and retribution, which he hopes will leave readers with a deeper understanding of the characters and empathy for the things they’ve done and had to do.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Bryce Andrews

    In his debut title, the memoir Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West, Bryce Andrews recounts his experience of living and working on a cattle ranch in remote, windswept southwest Montana, where there’s a fragile balance between the tame and the wild.

     

    An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Cristin Terrill

    Cristin Terrill, author of the debut YA novel All Our Yesterdays, believes that it is important for everyone to be able to see themselves and their experiences reflected back at them through art and entertainment, “and that probably goes double for teenagers,” she said.

    An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Katy Butler

    Katy Butler was inspired to write her debut title, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, after seeing her father suffer through a medically prolonged death, and then seeing her mother defy her doctors, refuse open heart surgery, and face death head-on.

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