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036 Author Brandy Colbert

After her critically acclaimed debut novel Pointe, Brandy Colbert followed up in August with with a new YA story entitled Little & Lion. Listen as Brandy shares how her wonderful sophomore release came about. Episode Mentions: Barthe DeClements Nothing’s Fair … Continue reading

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035 Author Jared Reck

In a sense author Jared Reck became a writer by teaching his middle school students the importance of writing. Listen in as Jared explains how he came to create his debut, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Episode … Continue reading

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034 Author David Barclay Moore

David Barclay Moore‘s middle grade debut The Stars Beneath Our Feet comes out on September 19th from Knopf.  Hear how David went from a kid really into comics, to a college experience where he organized a group for creative people, … Continue reading

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033 Author Axie Oh

The debut novel, Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh is a YA dystopian story set in a futuristic Seoul, Korea. Listen in as Axie discusses the journey of this novel and the books that she enjoyed throughout her life. Episode Mentions: … Continue reading

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032 Author Scott Reintgen

Scott Reintgen‘s YA debut, Nyxia is a YA sci-fi thriller filled with a cast of diverse characters. Hear as Scott discusses his growth as a writer, the story behind his book Nyxia, and advice for becoming a published writer. Episode Mentions: Red … Continue reading

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031 Agent and Author Eric Smith

Eric Smith has worn many hats in the book industry. We worked for a publisher, writes about YA for various media outlets, an author of three books, and currently an literary agent helping his clients towards publication. For this latest … Continue reading

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030 Author Katherine Locke

Katherine Locke‘s debut YA release The Girl with the Red Balloon comes out on September 1st from Albert Whitman & Co. Listen in as Katherine and Brock talk about the many books that inspired her. Episode Mentions: A Wrinkle In … Continue reading

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029 Author Meg Kassel

Author Meg Kassel‘s first attempt at novel length writing came during a rainy summer in Maine. From there dedicated herself to improving as a writer and after several attempts & obstacles she succeed with her debut Black Bird of the … Continue reading

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028 Author Rebecca Barrow

UK Author Rebecca Barrow‘s debut YA novel You Don’t Know Me But I Know You is coming out in the US on August 29th from Harper Teen. In this episode Rebecca talks about the persistence she had in her journey … Continue reading

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027 Author Dan Gemeinhart

When middle grade author Dan Gemeinhart was a child he ended up moving a lot, going from school to school. However, where ever we went next he knew the books he loves would be in the new school’s library. This … Continue reading

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