Indies Introduce Interview

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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10 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Justin A. Reynolds

Nichole Cousins of White Birch Books calls Opposite of Always “a wonderful love story with hilarity, honesty, and one of the best friendship trifectas ever.” 

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10 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring Gray “will have you sleeping with one eye open, if at all,” said Javier Ramirez of The Book Table about Herman’s “gripping and terrifying” debut YA novel.

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01 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lydia Fitzpatrick

Grace Harper of Mac’s Backs said Lights All Night Long is “part murder mystery, part love story, with memorable, well-drawn characters.”

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01 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gillian McDunn

Heather Smith of Linden Tree Books calls debut middle-grade title Caterpillar Summer “a masterpiece in gentle sincerity.”

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25 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Emily Skaja

Erin Ball of Third Place Books said Skaja’s poems in her debut collection Brute “will slice you open to your very soul and then stitch you back together.”
 

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25 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Scott Brown

Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop calls XL "a wonderful coming-of-age story with an almost unbelievable premise and a wonderful voice!"

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20 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Candice Carty-Williams

Myles Mickle of Village Square Booksellers calls Queenie “entertainment that smashes expectations of sexuality, gender, and race."

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15 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jody J. Little

Christy McDanold, co-owner of Secret Garden Bookshop, says Mostly the Honest Truth is “an honest and accessible novel about alcoholism for the older elementary reader.”

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08 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Bryan Washington

Pam Stirling of East Bay Booksellers called the forthcoming Lot: Stories “a brilliant, powerful portrait of a Houston rarely — if ever — seen.”

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07 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Shannon Dunlap

“Shannon Dunlap’s incredible first novel is a solid reminder as to why I continue to read and sell books on a daily basis,” said Javier Ramirez of The Book Table in Oak Park, Illinois.

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04 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with T Kira Madden

Emilie Sommer of East City Bookshop calls Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls “fierce and unforgettable.”

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04 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Barbara Carroll Roberts

Nikki on the Line thrums with life, energy, and adolescent self-discovery,” said Heather Smith of Linden Tree Books.

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