Indies Introduce Interview

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
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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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30 Jan
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An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dana Czapnik

Sarah Bagby, owner Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas, calls The Falconer “a wise and beguiling novel about coming of age in the 1990s.”

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14 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Madhuri Vijay

“If I read a better novel in 2019, then 2019 will become my favorite year of the 21st century,” said Scuppernong Books owner Brian Lampkin of Vijay’s The Far Field.

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01 Nov

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adam P. Schmitt

Novel’s Nicole Yasinsky, who served on the panel that selected Schmitt’s book, said Speechless “blew me away.”

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27 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nicole Chung

According to Tyler Goodson of Avid Bookshop, in All You Can Ever Know, “Chung shares her story of daughterhood and motherhood with such thoughtfulness and honesty that it feels like a privilege to read.”

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11 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ellen Goodlett

“Your heart will race as quickly as your fingers turning the pages of this smart and captivating debut novel,” said Nancy Baenen of Arcadia Books about Ellen Goodlett’s novel Rule.

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27 Aug
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adib Khorram

In Darius the Great Is Not Okay, self-described “fractional Persian” Darius visits Iran for the first time, where he learns more about his family history — and himself — than he ever expected.

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30 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sarah Henning

Sarah Henning’s debut young adult novel, Sea Witch, is a retelling of The Little Mermaid from the perspective of the girl who would one day become the witch in the classic tale.

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19 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Allie Rowbottom

Gibson’s Bookstore owner Michael Herrmann calls Jell-O Girls: A Family History, the debut memoir by Allie Rowbottom and an Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2018 pick, “dark and deeply personal.”

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17 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gabriela Alemán

Gabriela Alemán’s debut, Poso Wells, is “poised to have a longstanding impression on readers for years to come,” said Rebecca George of Volumes Bookcafe.

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09 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dervla McTiernan

The Ruin is “a compelling story that spans two decades and multiple mysteries and examines the ways that public servants can provide resources for those in need or fail them utterly — or worse,” said Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

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