BTW Interviews

08 Jan
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone book cover

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rachel Lynn Solomon

“I cried knowing that each twin would suffer immeasurable loss, yet only one would succumb,” Stacey Haerr of Warwick’s said about Solomon’s young adult debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone.

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03 Jan
The Hazel Wood

Melissa Albert on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Hazel Wood”

Author Melissa Albert’s contemporary young adult fantasy novel explores the realm of dark fairy tales. 

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03 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsey Stoddard

Lindsey Stoddard’s Just Like Jackie is “a heartfelt and unflinchingly honest story of what defines, challenges, and bonds together family,” said Kathleen Carey of Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

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19 Dec

A Q&A With Chloe Benjamin, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

According to Erika VanDam, owner of Chicago’s RoscoeBooks, “if there’s any justice in bookselling,” then The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin “will find the massive audience it so deserves.”

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29 Nov
Future Home cover

A Q&A With Louise Erdrich, Author of the December #1 Indie Next List Pick

Future Home of the Living God, the new dystopian novel by National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich, is booksellers’ number-one pick for the December Indie Next List.

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28 Nov

A Q&A With John Green, Author of the #1 Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

Author John Green talks about book recommendations he’s received from indie bookstores, where he first heard the phrase “turtles all the way down,” and the difficulty of finding words to describe pain.

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17 Oct
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A Q&A With Megan Hunter, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers have chosen the dystopic debut novel The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Grove Press) as their November #1 Indie Next List pick.

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13 Oct

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.

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11 Oct

Jessica Townsend on Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Nevermoor”

Independent booksellers across the nation have chosen Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow as a top pick for the Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

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28 Sep

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.

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