Indies Introduce Interview

30 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Owen

Raissa Larson of King’s Books called Owen’s debut, The Merciful Crow, an “excellent fantasy full of action, adventure, and magic.”

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23 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rebecca Kim Wells

“As YA fantasy grows ever more complex, Shatter the Sky stands out as having a classic feel — familiar, simple, but impeccably executed,” says Casey Leidig of Green Apple Books on the Park.

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17 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kimi Eisele

Indie booksellers have called Kimi Eisele’s debut, The Lightest Object in the Universe, “hopeful,” “heartbreaking,” and “a story that will stick with you.”

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08 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rory Power

Jill Sweeney-Bosa of Water Street Bookstore calls Rory Power’s Wilder Girls “an absolute stunner.”

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08 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Claudia D. Hernández

Born and raised in Guatemala, Hernández immigrated to Los Angeles when she was 10; Knitting the Fog chronicles her journey to the United States with her mother and sisters.

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01 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Carolina Setterwall

Let’s Hope for the Best is “an absorbing narrative that alternates between the delights of falling in love and the excruciating grief of suddenly losing a spouse,” says Bradley Graham of Politics and Prose.

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28 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Renkl

In Late Migrations, “the ordinary becomes filled with wonderment and loss, and we discover that the shadow side of love is part of the life we all share,” says Sally Wizik Wills of Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery.

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17 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Regina Porter

“I’m blown away by the fact that this stunning work is a debut effort,” said The Book Catapult’s Vanessa Diaz of The Travelers.

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10 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Alexandra Villasante

Casey Leidig of Green Apple Books on the Park calls The Grief Keeper “topical, thought-provoking, beautifully written, and absolutely essential reading.”

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04 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With De’Shawn Charles Winslow

In In West Mills, De’Shawn Charles Winslow “created a terrific group of characters and put together a wonderful story of lifelong friendship,” said RoscoeBooks’ Erika VanDam.

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04 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rajani LaRocca

“Shakespeare and baking — it’s the book combo dreams are made of,” said The Book Cellar’s Liz Rice of Midsummer’s Mayhem.

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08 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Maya Motayne

Jen Pino of Vroman’s Bookstore calls Nocturna “the fantasy that you have been waiting for.”

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01 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Chip Cheek

“Cheek beautifully evokes the restless idealism of youth and the swift corruption of a young couple’s dreams for their idyllic future,” said Lori Feathers of Interabang Books about Cape May.

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01 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tanya Boteju

Nichole Cousins of White Birch Books calls Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens “hysterical, heartfelt, and wholly relatable to the LGBT community.”

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15 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kip Wilson

Jen Pino of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California, said Wilson’s debut YA novel, White Rose, “will leave readers in chills.”

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