Indies Introduce Interview

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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25 May
The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ava Reid

“I was deeply impressed with this fantasy novel and its connections with Hungarian and Jewish mythology and folklore," said Olivia Edmunds-Diez of Boulder Book Store.

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20 May
Catch the Rabbit by Lana

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lana Bastašić

Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company said of Catch The Rabbit, "It’s a story of how a person can misunderstand her friend and herself and then be completely wrecked and rebuilt as she grows to a new understanding of her world. Prepare to be split in two.”

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20 May
The Passing Playbook by Isaac

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Isaac Fitzsimons

On The Passing Playbook, Brien Lopez of Children's Book World said, “Isaac Fitzsimons has scored a goal for Trans Boy Joy."

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09 Dec

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Karah Sutton

“I loved this fabulous story, with all the different points of view, the wonderful illustrations, and the magical writing,” said Rebecca Crosswhite of Rediscovered Books.

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06 Oct
The Truth Project by Dante Medema

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dante Medema

The Truth Project is something truly special that will grab hold of your heart and not let go,” said Lauren Nopenz Fairley of Curious Iguana.

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29 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Romy Hausmann

“This is a story rife with twists and turns. It will keep you guessing!” says Deon Stonehouse of Sunriver Books & Music about Hausmann’s Dear Child.

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