Indies Introduce Interview

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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12 Apr
Claire Forrest, author of "Where You See Yourself"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Claire Forrest

"This is an eye-opening book featuring much-needed disability representation, and I loved the Midwestern nods — ‘save big money at Menards,’ anyone?” said Tory Hall of Chapters Books & Gifts in Seward, Nebraska.

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05 Apr
Ronnie Riley, author of "Jude Saves the World"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Ronnie Riley

"Despite its difficult moments, Jude Saves the World is pure joy, full of love and support in the face of a parent’s well-intentioned but misguided protection and the ups and downs of friendship,” said Gabriella Crivilare of Prairie Fox Books in Ottawa, Illinois.

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29 Mar
Ruchira Gupta, author of "I Kick and I Fly"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Ruchira Gupta

"An incredibly immersive, honest, yet YA-appropriate novel based on the real experiences of trafficked young women and those who work to free them,” said Emily Autenrieth of A Seat at the Table Books in Elk Grove, California.

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22 Mar
Justine Pucella Winans, author of "Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Justine Pucella Winans

"This book is the weird and wonderful queer-teen-investigates-money-laundering-bird-cult murder mystery I didn’t realize I was waiting for,” said Rebekah Shoaf of Boogie Down Books in the Bronx, New York.

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22 Mar
Kweku Abimbola, author of "Saltwater Demands a Psalm: Poems"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Kweku Abimbola

"Combining Ghanaian pictographs with the grave result of being Black in America, Abimbola honors the victims of police violence,” said Nikita Imafidon of Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas.

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15 Mar
Melissa Coss Aquino, author of "Carmen and Grace"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Melissa Coss Aquino

"This was the book I locked myself in my room to read because I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters and their impossible choices,” said Emerson Perper of Curious Iguana in Frederick, MD.

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08 Mar
Tove Danovich, author of the memoir "Under the Henfluence"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Tove Danovich

"Possibly the most entertaining nonfiction I’ve read in years. I guarantee a smile and/or an egg & chicken pun in every chapter,” said Tanya Mills of The Book Bungalow in St. George, Utah.

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01 Mar
Cecile Pin, author of the novel "Wandering Souls"

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Cecile Pin

"A compact and powerful novel about a family torn apart by immigration...It’s a story of survival, family, ghosts, and love,” said Sara Rishforth of Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon.

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