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 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!
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
Hi Roshani! Thanks for chatting with me about being a writer and the Star-Touched world you’ve created. Out of all the characters in your novels, which one did you have the most fun writing about and who do you relate to the most personally? What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your … More Q & A with YA author Roshani Chokshi and spotlight on Star-Touched Stories
Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for stopping by For the Love of KidLit for a chat. Your blog, Celebrate Science, is such a treasure for science lovers, teachers, and writers! I happen to be all three, so I am immensely grateful for the time and expertise you lend with each post.Reading your explanation of the five … More Q & A with award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart
Hi Alice! Welcome to For the Love of KidLit 🙂 In reading your bio, it’s obvious you’ve always loved the ocean! You wrote your Young Adult novel, Wavehouse, about surfing and your Middle Grade novel, Saving Grace, with a mermaid theme. When you sit down to write, do you immediately know the age … More Q & A with author Alice Kaltman
Hi Audrey and Liz! Thanks for stopping by the For the Love of KidLit blog to chat about your new picture book Dear Substitute. This is not the first time you’ve co-authored together. In fact, my daughter has a copy of Bob, Not Bob on her bookshelf, which she loves! 1) How did the idea for … More Q & A with PB authors Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon
Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by For the Love of KidLit blog to chat! Congrats on your debut book, THOMAS PAINE AND THE DANGEROUS WORD. Thank you so much, Jennifer! 1) I have to ask, what inspired you to write about Thomas Paine? My family became American Revolution enthusiasts after reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s picture book … More Q & A with author Sarah Jane Marsh plus a giveaway!
Hi Tara! Thanks for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat! I also write YA, so I know how fun (and nail-biting!) it can be to immerse oneself back into the teen world. 1. What do you love about YA? My love of YA books started when I was a teenager – back … More Q & A with YA author Tara Eglington