Indies Introduce

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09 Sep
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn is the author of the contemporary young adult fantasy Legendborn, a Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce young adult debut selection and a Fall 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List pick.

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01 Sep

ABA to Restart Indies Introduce Program for Summer/Fall 2021 Season

As part of the program, teams of booksellers (one from each region of the country for the adult panel and the kids’ panel) will read manuscripts for upcoming debut titles, meeting via Zoom from January to April 2021.

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17 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys is a ghost story, a mystery, and a swoon-worthy romance all at once, and I have fallen in love with it!” said Mariana Calderon of Second Star to the Right Children’s Books.

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10 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Caroline Brooks DuBois

The Places We Sleep is a beautiful and moving novel in verse about a girl navigating her way toward adolescence in the midst of a national tragedy,” said Chelsea Bauer of Union Avenue Books.

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04 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ash Van Otterloo

Cattywampus has everything,” says Chelsea Bauer of Union Avenue Books. “Friendship, enemies, a very charming raccoon, magic, ancient family feuds, and zombies.”

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13 Jul
Dan Unmasked by Chris Negron

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Chris Negron

“This stellar, heartwarming, reassuring, layered, childhood-affirming, and brave story will awaken even the most reluctant hero in all readers,” said Drew Durham of Books Inc.

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30 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Valérie Perrin

Lindsey Bartlett of the former Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore called Fresh Water for Flowers “a splendid work that will keep readers absorbed to the last page.”

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30 Jun

Kids’ Indies Introduce Authors on Being Chosen for the Program

At Children’s Institute later this month, the debut authors will appear alongside booksellers to talk about their books.

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23 Jun
Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Brian Castleberry

Brian Castleberry’s debut novel Nine Shiny Objects “is a puzzle worth working out — don’t give up!” said Indies Introduce panelist Kappy Kling of HearthFire Books and Treats.

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10 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Christina Clancy

As the three siblings in The Second Home “struggle to untangle years of hurt, secrets, and betrayal, you ache for them to save their home and themselves,” said Maxwell Gregory of Lake Forest Book Store.

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10 Jun
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June 15 Deadline to Sign Up to Take Advantage of Special Offers on 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles

The Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce program features titles for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers, all publishing between June and October 2020.

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03 Jun
The Silence of Bones by June Hur

An Indies Introduce Q&A With June Hur

“I was struck by the depth of this gripping story,” said Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company about June Hur’s The Silence of Bones. “Let’s hope this is the start of a series.”

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03 Jun
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jordan Ifueko

Jackie Jou, formerly of Mysterious Galaxy, called Raybearer “gorgeously written and filled with legends, mystical powers, blood oaths, and curses.”

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03 Jun
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Booksellers and Authors to Present the Indies Introduce Adult Debut Titles

On June 4, Indies Introduce bookseller panelists and debut authors will take part in a special virtual event to present the adult titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2020 program.

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27 May
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Hear About Upcoming Debut Titles at the June 4 Indies Introduce Presentation

Indies Introduce bookseller panelists and debut authors will take part in a special virtual event to present the adult titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2020 program.

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