Indies Introduce Interview

18 May
Jesmeen Kaur Deo, author of TJ Powar has Nothing to Lose

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jesmeen Kaur Deo

“This book is a deeply feminist deconstruction of beauty standards AND a swoon-worthy academic rivals-to-lovers romance,” said Kassie King of The Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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18 May
David Santos Donaldson

An Indies Introduce Q&A With David Santos Donaldson

“Beautifully written and discerningly plotted. Lovers of Baldwin (and everyone else, honestly) won’t be able to put it down,” said Max Ruthless of Foggy Pine Books in Boone, North Carolina.

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11 May
Nuclear Family

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Joseph Han

“Smart, funny, sad, bawdy, sweet and sour; if this book were pizza it would be a hot, delicious ham and pineapple,” said Jonathan Hawpe of Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky.

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11 May
Hell Followed With Us

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Andrew Joseph White

“This is what horror can and should be,” said Cliff Helm of Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri.

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30 Mar
Kerri ní Dochartaigh, author of Thin Places

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kerri ní Dochartaigh

“Superbly beautiful, raw, heartbreaking writing that takes its place among the stars.” said BJ Hegedus of PostalWorks Silver Lake in Los Angeles, California

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23 Mar
Blair Fell, author of The Sign for Home

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Blair Fell

“I highly recommend this novel — it's a much needed, refreshing read!” said Katrina Bright-Yerges of Books & Company in Ocomonowoc, Wisconsin.

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15 Mar
Judy Lin, author of Magic Steeped in Poison

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Judy I. Lin

Casey Gerken said of the debut, “Full of magic, history and mythology, this book is a quiet climb to the top of the biggest hill on the roller coaster and you can’t wait to get to the other side!"

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01 Mar
What We Harvest

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ann Fraistat

Wilder Girls’ successor is finally here — and it’s eerier and more atmospheric than any reader could hope for!" said Laura G­­raveline of Brazos Bookstore.

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01 Mar
Reptile Memoirs

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Silje Ulstein

“Literary mystery with a fresh twist — one of the characters is a huge Python whose P.O.V. is devoid of all emotion, ‘cause, hey — it's a snake,” said BJ Hegedus of Postalworks Silverlake.

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07 Feb
Laura Gao, author of Messy Roots

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Laura Gao

"Reading this very touching graphic memoir, one hopes for a sequel to learn more about where Laura has planted her roots," said said Shirley Mullin of Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore.

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31 Jan
Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lisa Stringfellow

“A wonderfully told tale of family, friendship, grief, and longing. A Comb of Wishes explores what happens when legend and real life meet,” said Susan Williams of M. Judson Booksellers.

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21 Jan
Jamar J. Perry author of Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jamar J. Perry

"I can’t wait for young readers to explore Chidani and discover just how magical and extraordinary they are!” said Isabella Ogbolumani of Buffalo Street Books.

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21 Jan
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado author of In the Shadow of the Mountain

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

“It’s one thing to climb a mountain, it's another to share your story with the world," said Rosa Hernandez of Third Place Books.

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19 Jan
Erica Martin author of And We Rise

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Erica Martin

Casey Gerken of Innisfree Bookshop called this book a “beautiful history of the Civil Rights Movement for young adult readers."

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10 Jan
The Way I See It by Nancy Tandon

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nancy Tandon

Here, Susan Williams of M. Judson Booksellers and Nancy Tandon discuss writing for children. 

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