Indies Introduce Interview

11 Feb

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Alexis Schaitkin

Here, author Alexis Schaitkin talks about her early love of atmospheric books, and how that and other life experiences influenced her debut novel, Saint X.

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28 Jan
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers cover

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Author Jenn Shapland

“Shapland’s book intertwines her experience of archiving Carson McCullers’ personal effects with a fresh understanding of McCullers’ life as a lesbian,” said Mimi Hannan of La Playa Books in San Diego.

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24 Jan
Real Life by Adeline Dieudonné

An Indies Introduce Q&A With “Real Life” Author Adeline Dieudonné

Real Life is a raw, dark, and profoundly powerful coming-of-age tale,” said Susan Schlesinger of Books on the Square.

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14 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gabby Noone

Layoverland is a reader’s paradise,” said Bethany Strout of Tattered Cover Book Store about Noone’s debut.

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08 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Simon Jimenez

The Vanished Birds speaks to where we are now by showing us where we can go — and asking us how much will really change when we arrive,” said Barak Lake of Pegasus Books.

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29 Oct
Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jaquira Díaz

Ordinary Girls is the rare type of memoir that stuck with me long after I stopped reading,” said Elissa Sweet of Bank Square Books.

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23 Oct

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Shannon Pufahl

Pufahl is the author of On Swift Horses (Riverhead Books, November 5), which follows two members of the Greatest Generation as they navigate the postwar American West.

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25 Sep
Emmy in the Key of Code

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Aimee Lucido

“In crisp clean verse / Aimee Lucido decodes Emmy’s world,” City of Asylum’s Jen Kraar wrote of Emmy in the Key of Code.

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18 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Brittney Morris

Jessica Palacios of Once Upon a Time called SLAY “a great, action-packed book that can be given to so many people.”

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10 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With John Englehardt

Bloomland is “beautifully written and compelling,” said Jessica Osborne of E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia.

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04 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Maika and Maritza Moulite

Sami Thomason of Square Books called Dear Haiti, Love Alaine “an entrancing coming-of-age story filled with magic and sparkling prose.”

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28 Aug
All the Impossible Things book jacket

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsay Lackey

Pam Moser of Pacific Island Books in Thornton, Colorado, called All the Impossible Things “beautifully glazed (not frosted!) with magical realism that will keep you reading and wondering…is it?”

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30 Jul
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Owen

Raissa Larson of King’s Books called Owen’s debut, The Merciful Crow, an “excellent fantasy full of action, adventure, and magic.”

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23 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rebecca Kim Wells

“As YA fantasy grows ever more complex, Shatter the Sky stands out as having a classic feel — familiar, simple, but impeccably executed,” says Casey Leidig of Green Apple Books on the Park.

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17 Jul
The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kimi Eisele

Indie booksellers have called Kimi Eisele’s debut, The Lightest Object in the Universe, “hopeful,” “heartbreaking,” and “a story that will stick with you.”

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