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SusanVH's picture
Mar.01.2013
  Sixteen-year-old Sandy has a secret. A terrible secret. Who will listen? Who will believe? Who will help? In Maybe I Will, author Laurie Gray's second novel, she draws on her experience as a deputy prosecuting attorney dealing with crimes against children to portray the realities of...
holly-schindler's picture
Feb.13.2013
I began my full-time pursuit of publication in the spring of ’01, just after receiving my master’s.  I was convinced I’d get published quickly…I’d already placed short fiction, poetry, and literary critique in a few journals while I was still a student, I’d consistently been referred to as one...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Feb.08.2013
OK, I honestly have no idea why I've been sitting on this news for so long. However, enough t's have been crossed and i's dotted, so I might as well spill it: my second novel, a YA fantasy called The Unwanted, will be released in 2014 from Bold Strokes Books. (Please pause while I strike...
holly-schindler's picture
Jan.25.2013
When I got my master’s, my mom invited me to stay home and devote full-time attention to my writing.  It was my lifelong dream, after all—she offered me a roof, rent-free, and all the time I needed to get started.  (Very ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, I know…) I cleaned out the guest bedroom, turning...
barry-eva's picture
Jan.12.2013
Each year a group of debut YA and mid-grade authors form a group to help each other, over the last few years many of these authors have not only appeared on “A Book and a Chat” but gone on to bigger and perhaps better things. Today on the show is the first in this years “Class of 2K13" Liz...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Dec.14.2012
When researching agents and publishers, I came across a new genre that I hadn't heard of before. It's called New Adult. I've seen several agents' guidelines saying they represent New Adult so that got me curious about what it was. After doing a little snooping around, I found out that New Adult is...
holly-schindler's picture
Dec.05.2012
I dig Christmas.  I love the smell of pine and little white lights and decorating the house and wrapping gifts.  I love carols and stockings and made-for-TV holiday flicks and carving the roast beast. If Thanksgiving is the holiday to pause and let yourself truly feel all that you...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.28.2012
Along my 550 shows I have got to know many authors, some I have even met. However today’s guest Tine Field Howe I have not only met, but joined in her audio show narrating some of the characters during an “open to the public” sample of her award winning audio book taken from the “The Tellings of...
alma-katsu's picture
Nov.21.2012
Have you heard about this new category in fiction called “New Adult”? Apparently it’s not exactly new: St. Martin’s tried to create it in 2009 through a contest, but from what I’ve read it never launched a specific line. There’s been discussion and interest even since, though. The books are...
SusanVH's picture
Oct.31.2012
    In Four Secrets, award-winning author Margaret Willey’s latest young adult novel, Katie, Nate, and Renata, middle-school outsiders, are in juvenile detention. Their crime? Kidnapping Chase, the school bully who seems to know everyone’s secrets and delights in tormenting tiny,...