Indies Introduce Interview

26 Jul

A Q&A with Emily Habeck, Indies Introduce Author of the August Indie Next List Top Pick “Shark Heart”

“This beautiful and heartbreaking story explores the power of love, grief, and taking those first steps towards moving on,” said Beth Seufer Buss of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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19 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Khashayar J. Khabushani

"Balancing the character's vulnerabilities with a fortitude of self and profound familial affections, Khabushani paints a compassionate portrait of youth with an immediacy and generosity that make this book universal," said Wes Minter of Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Washington.

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12 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Joelle Wellington

"What begins as a friendly competition of academics turns deadly as they are being hunted and forced to survive in this teen novel that combines The Hunger Games with The Inheritance Games,” said Gerard Villegas of Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, Washington.

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28 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with John Milas

“Let me put it out there: I don’t typically read war or horror books. But what Afghanistan veteran John Milas has accomplished by combining the two genres is chilling, enlightening, and so very sad,” said Beth Shapiro of Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri.

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28 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Anna Sortino

"Give Me a Sign is a smart, touching summer story about community, identity, and reconnecting with who you are," said Abby Rice of Title IX: A Bookstore in Mystic, Connecticut.

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21 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Gabi Burton

Sing Me to Sleep author Gabi Burton sits down with Kathy Burnette of Brain Lair Books to discuss the creation of her debut fantasy title — the one genre she thought she'd never write. 

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21 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Thao Thai

“Delicately expressed from the lenses of Minh, Hương, and Ann, three generations of fierce and enigmatic Vietnamese American women, Banyan Moon is a rich and sweeping narrative that shows us the complexities of family, the tenderness that humans owe to one another, and our determination to break toxic cycles,” said Thu Doan of East Bay Booksellers in Oakland, California.

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14 Jun
K.X. Song, author of "An Echo in the City"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with K. X. Song

“Set against the backdrop of a love affair that could be shattered by both honesty and lies, An Echo in the City gives a gripping insider’s look at a very real, deeply emotional side of Hong Kong that is not often exposed,” said Zsamé Morgan of Babycake's Book Stack in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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14 Jun
Alejandra Oliva, author of "Rivermouth: A Chronicle of Language, Faith, and Migration"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Alejandra Oliva

Rivermouth examines the immigrant journey from beginning to end: the border, the application process, the final court decision of who may stay and who gets deported. It is a personal, human centric account of our system, how broken it is, and how it fails us all,” said Alana Haley of Schuler Books in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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14 Jun
Claudia Cravens, author of "Lucky Red"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Claudia Cravens

“It’s a delightfully queer and sexy subversion of the western genre that puts a charismatic and hard-hearted harlot front and center,” said Rachael Conrad of PRINT: A Bookstore in Portland, Maine.

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31 May
Ani Kayode Somtochukwu, author of "And Then He Sang a Lullaby"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Ani Kayode Somtochukwu

“Ani Kayode Somtochukwu’s memorable characters and stunning prose broke me, put me back together, and will forever hold a special place in my heart,” said Christine Bollow of Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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31 May
Zohra Nabi, author of "The Kingdom Over the Sea"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Zohra Nabi

“A fast-paced, magical coming-of-age adventure in a world readers will be eager to spend time in,” said Liz Decker of Caprichos Books in Ocean Pines, Maryland.

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24 May
Kathryn Bromwich, author of "At the Edge of the Woods"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Kathryn Bromwich

“Intense and hazy, At the Edge of the Woods is a feverishly captivating combination of nature writing and character study. As Laura becomes increasingly connected to the woods around her, the reader can't help but to be drawn into her orbit, to see things the way that she does,” said Mallory Melton of BookPeople in Austin, TX.

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24 May
Rita Chang-Eppig, author of "Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Rita Chang-Eppig

Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea is a propulsive seafaring adventure that will capture your attention from the first page,” said Thu Doan of East Bay Booksellers in Oakland, California.

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26 Apr
Moniquill Blackgoose, author of "To Shape a Dragon's Breath"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Moniquill Blackgoose

“This is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. Imagine Daenerys Targaryen going to Hogwarts, but with more history and care sprinkled throughout the story,” said Jason Jefferies of Explore Booksellers in Aspen, Colorado.

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