Sandra Evans is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce middle-grade debut This Is Not a Werewolf Story, which Lisa Nehs of Books & Company said is “a wonderful mix of mythology, mystery, and suspense.”
Michelle Pretorius is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut The Monster’s Daughter, which Linda Sherman-Nurick of Cellar Door Books described as “part mystery, part historical fiction, part science fiction, and, above all, a page-turning read.”
Atef Abu Saif is the author of The Drone Eats With Me: A Gaza Diary, a Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut. Mary Fran Buckley of Eight Cousins said Abu Saif’s account is “testimony that must be heard.”
Katie Kennedy is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut Learning to Swear in America, “the story of a fledgling teen finally getting the chance to be a kid,” said Janelle Smith of Auntie’s Bookstore.
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