Hi Melanie, congrats on your debut novel, THE PROPHET CALLS. The novel is getting rave reviews on Goodreads and I can’t wait to read it myself! Thank you so much! You’ve woven a story that’s both realistic and unique, with the premise having to do with a polygamous family. How did you go about researching … More Q & A with debut middle grade author Melanie Sumrow plus a giveaway!
Hi Rae! Thank you for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat about your YA novel, Successor, and to chat about the creative process 🙂 Thanks for having me! Since this is your debut as an author, I have to ask, how long did it take you to write/revise Successor? Was it … More Q & A with YA author Rae Miles – plus a giveaway!
Title: BEATRICE ZINKER UPSIDE DOWN THINKER INCOGNITO Author: Shelley Johannes Pub. Date: September 18, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook Pages: 224 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD About the book: In book two of the Beatrice Zinker series, Operation Upside is finally in full swing! But when Beatrice’s over-enthusiasm lands Mrs. Tamarack with a Strictest Certificate, the team has to … More Middle Grade Spotlight: Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker Incognito (plus a giveaway!)
After Always by Barbara J. Hancock Genre: YA Mystery & Suspense Release Date: October 1st 2018 Entangled Teen About the Novel: Lydia’s life felt like it ended when Tristan died. Sure, they had their problems and he could be a little…intense at times. But he’d promised to love her forever… When her parents propose a … More YA Spotlight: After Always by Barbara J. Hancock with a giveaway!
Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Luisa Uribe About the book: This sweet story about a girl named Alma and a stray dog named Lulu shows how a girl and a dog can rescue each other. Lulu sleeps under the moon, drinking from mud puddles and is covered in ticks until she is rescued. She … More PB Spotlight: Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari with a giveaway!
Hi Jennifer! Thank you for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat with me about THE THIRD MUSHROOM, the much anticipated sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish. This sequel picks up with the same characters on a new adventure. What draws you in to writing about the perils of middle school? Perils, indeed! It’s … More Q & A with author Jennifer L. Holm plus a giveaway!
Title: HARBINGER (Dragonrider Legacy) Author: Nicole Conway Pub. Date: August 14, 2018 About the Book: Victory is written in the blood of the brave. As the armies of the Tibran Empire continue to march across Maldobar, a path of scorched destruction and despair is left in their wake. Even with the formidable princess, Jenna Farrow, leading the charge, the … More YA Spotlight: Harbinger by Nicole Conway with a giveaway!
So excited to spotlight this instant classic, The Book Tree, written by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh. About the book: When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor’s head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlo’s imagination and perserverance, the … More PB Spotlight: The Book Tree by Paul Czajak
Hi Courtney! Thanks for stopping by to chat about the writing process and the upcoming release of your new novel, SADIE. What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your characters? Which of your characters do you most identify with, and why? When I first started Sadie, I was extremely skeptical of West—he … More Q & A with YA author Courtney Summers
Working with another author is hard, let alone WITH YOUR TWIN, what was working together like and how did you address differing opinions on the work? What are your favorite and least favorite things about writing with each other? We’ve been writing together since high school, so we’ve been able to really fine-tune our process. … More Q & A with NYT bestselling authors Krista & Becca Ritchie about their first YA novel, THE RAGING ONES