Shahan Mufti explores his family history and that of the Islamic civilization in Pakistan in his debut title, The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War (Other Press), a featured book in the Fall 2013 Indies Introduce promotion, underway now.
Peggy Eddleman is the author of Sky Jumpers (Random House Books for Young Readers), a post-apocalyptic adventure for Middle Grade readers, which was selected by a panel of children’s booksellers as one of the outstanding debuts of the fall 2013 season. Here, Eddleman talks about the inspiration for her debut novel, the importance of books to her childhood, and more.
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