Indies Introduce Interview

08 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir is the author of An Ember in the Ashes, a Spring 2015 Indies Introduce title for young adults. “The world-making here is astounding and will consume your every thought until the very last page — and even then you won’t want to let go,” said Sarah Chen of Mysterious Galaxy.

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06 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens is the author of the Spring 2015 Indies Introduce debut novel for middle grade readers Murder Is Bad Manners. “I loved this book for its utterly relatable characters, its enticing narrative voice, and pitch-perfect representation of an all-girls school social dynamic,” said Maggie Tokuda-Hall, formerly of Books Inc.

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15 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lance Rubin

Lance Rubin is the author of Denton Little’s Deathdate, a Spring 2015 Indies Introduce novel for young adults. Cristin Stickles of McNally Jackson Books called the debut “a truly original and fantastic conceit.”

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09 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach is the author of We All Looked Up, a Spring 2015 Indies Introduce debut young adult novel. The story is “a twist on the apocalyptic novel,” said Sarah Chen of Mysterious Galaxy, and filled with “gorgeous writing that evokes emotion and depth.”

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26 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nina MacLaughlin

Nina MacLaughlin is the author of the Spring 2015 Indies Introduce adult nonfiction title Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, which Carol Schneck Varner of Schuler Books & Music called “an absolutely fascinating memoir.”

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18 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With John Renehan

John Renehan is the author of the Spring 2015 Indies Introduce debut adult fiction selection The Valley, which Carol Schneck Varner of Schuler Books & Music called “a powerful, fast-paced page-turner of a war novel.”

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11 Mar

An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With David Arnold

David Arnold is the author of the Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce New Voices title Mosquitoland. Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company said Mosquitoland “provides laughs, empathy, and quote-worthy passages. I loved it!”

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25 Feb

An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is the author of Red Queen, the first book in a new trilogy and a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce New Voices selection. Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction noted, “Red Queen is an unbelievable debut YA novel that will leave you waiting desperately for the next entry in the series.”

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24 Feb

An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett is the author of the short story collection Young Skins, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection. Seth Marko, formerly of UC San Diego Bookstore, called Young Skins “a blazing, outstanding debut by a very talented young writer who I can’t wait to see more from.”

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19 Feb

An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A with Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria is the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection that Amanda Bullock of Housing Works Bookstore Café said “reveals the strength of Pakistani women” by weaving together national and family histories.

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29 Jan

An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Cecilia Ekbäck

Cecilia Ekbäck is the author of Wolf Winter, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection. “Ekbäck’s intriguing tale of Sweden’s Lapland in 1717 gives insight into the land and people of the far north and is also hard to let go,” said Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction.

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21 Jan

An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Dan Gemeinhart

Dan Gemeinhart is the author of The Honest Truth, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce New Voices selection for children. Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction called The Honest Truth “a touching read” about a young boy in need of a miracle.

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14 Jan

An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper is the author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James, a Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce selection for adults that Cathy Langer of Tattered Cover Book Store called, “Wry and quirky, a little bit magical and perfectly pitched... A truly marvelous debut.”

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07 Jan

An Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With S.M. Hulse

“S.M. Hulse has written a wonderful novel that weaves together classic Western themes of family, obligation, love, anger, forgiveness, and music,” said Luisa Smith of Book Passage. Here, Hulse talks about the inspiration for her debut novel, her research, learning to fiddle, and more.

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03 Oct

An Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Robin Talley

Robin Talley, the author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, talks about the inspiration for her story about the integration of a Virginia school in 1959, the challenges of researching LGBT experiences of the ’50s and ’60s, and more.

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