Indies Introduce Interview

15 Oct
Alejandra Algorta, author of Neverforgotten

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Alejandra Algorta

Cat Chapman of The Oxford Exchange called Neverforgotten "utterly gorgeous."

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13 Oct
Kelly Fernández, author of Manu

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Kelly Fernández

Fernández' debut graphic novel Manu is forthcoming from Graphix. 

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01 Oct
Doma Mahmoud, author of Cairo Circles

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Doma Mahmoud

“In Cairo Circles, Doma Mahmoud gracefully explores how expectations — socioeconomic, cultural, emotional — both separate and bring us together," said Amanda Qassar of Warwick’s in La Jolla, California.

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28 Sep
Kylie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kylie Lee Baker

“What a vivid and chilling story,” said Kim Brock of Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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23 Sep
Elisabet Velasquez, author of When We Make It

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Elisabet Velasquez

"Read it once, read it again, then look for more poetry by Velasquez," said  Connie Griffin of Bookworks.

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21 Sep
My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Audrey Huang of Belmont Books called My Monticello “one fantastic collection of short stories.”

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09 Sep
Alda P. Dobbs, author of Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

Alda P. Dobbs on Summer/Fall 2021 Indies Introduce Pick “Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna”

"This suspenseful and inspiring story of war, migration, and the determination of one young girl has left me excited for Petra’s future," said Brein Lopez of Children's Book World. 

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03 Aug
Amber McBride, author of Me (Moth)

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Amber McBride, Author of “Me (Moth)”

Kelsy April of Bank Square Books and Title IX Books in Mystic, CT, and Savoy Bookshop in Westerly, RI, called the book “Incredible. Poetic. Jaw dropping.”

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28 Jul
Virginia Feito, author of Mrs. March

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Virginia Feito, Author of "Mrs. March"

“I can't wait to discuss Mrs. March with customers,” said Carrie Koepke of Skylark Books, “perhaps over a freshly baked loaf of olive bread.”

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22 Jul
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Helen Atsma, Editor of "Afterparties"

"So’s book is a glittering example of what the best story collections do — welcome you fully into a world and render it with diamond-cut detail and deep-well empathy," said Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company.

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22 Jun
Catherine Raven and her book cover Fox & I

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Catherine Raven

Fox & I is a beautifully-written, thoughtful blend of memoir and nature writing that will inform and inspire and make you feel,” said Ariana Paliobagis of Country Bookshelf.

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14 Jun
Don't Hate the Player cover image with author Alexis Nedd

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Alexis Nedd

Abby Rauscher of Books Are Magic called Don’t Hate the Player “by far one of my top favorite YA novels to have come out within the last few years — it’s sharp, smart, funny, and the voice is absolutely incredible.” 

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04 Jun
Rainbow Milk by Mendez

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Paul Mendez

“Paul Mendez has crafted an enlightening story that is rich with culture and resolute in challenging the Black queer monoliths in literature," said Deidre Dumpson of WORD Bookstores.

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28 May
Indies Introduce author Ly Tran

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Ly Tran

"Though filled with struggle and pain, House of Sticks manages to glide on wings of hope and possibility," said Carrie Koepke of Skylark Bookshop.

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