an interview with amy tipton, lit agent (+ a giveaway!)

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Oh, this neglected blog! Oh, the state of my inbox and all the emails I have yet to get back to. But it’s either that or Book 4 never gets written guys, so what can I say besides thank you for your patience. Despite my absence, I am totally interested in bringing you blog content when I can and I … Read More

On the Radio

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Oh man, guys. I know. I’m on a bit of an everything hiatus while I tackle revisions on Book 4, which are an intense, all-consuming thing right now. I’m behind on blogs, I won’t be able to catch up on emails for some time (but I will get back to you as soon as the book is handed in), I’m … Read More

An Interview with Mindi Scott

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Sorry for the delay in announcing the Freefall winner! Life has been super hectic. The winner of a copy of Freefall was Liz A., and she has been contacted for her prize. Thanks everyone, for entering! (There is an international giveaway at the end of this interview. I am just saying.) Internet, I have been looking forward to this book: … Read More

Awesome Books Week Giveaway! Post #3: CK Kelly Martin

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Welcome to Awesome Books Week on my blog, where I am celebrating THREE (3!) contemporary, realistic YA novels I’ve recently loved by featuring an interview with each of their authors and hosting a giveaway of their books on my blog. That’s right! It is not enough to just post an interview. I want to give you a chance to OWN … Read More

Awesome Books Week Giveaway! Post #2: Tara Kelly

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Welcome to Awesome Books Week on my blog, where I am celebrating THREE (3!) contemporary, realistic YA novels I’ve recently loved by featuring an interview with each of their authors and hosting a giveaway of their books on my blog. That’s right! It is not enough to just post an interview. I want to give you a chance to OWN … Read More

Awesome Books Week Giveaway! Post #1: Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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Welcome to Awesome Books Week on my blog, where I am celebrating THREE (3!) contemporary, realistic YA novels I’ve recently loved by featuring an interview with each of their authors and hosting a giveaway of their books on my blog. That’s right! It is not enough to just post an interview. I want to give you a chance to OWN … Read More

An Interview with Danette Haworth: Moonlight Secrets

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The first time I interviewed Danette Haworth, we talked about her writing process and her hopes for her forthcoming debut, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning. The second time I interviewed Danette, Violet Raines had just hit shelves. I read and loved that book, and was able to question her about the characters and story. I’m happy to report … Read More

An Interview with Anna Jarzab (And A Giveaway!)

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(Hey… psst! Wanna win a copy of Anna Jarzab’s spectacular debut, All Unquiet Things? Boy, are YOU in the right place!) Is there nothing sadder than a book that has a beautiful cover and is lame on the inside? I cannot give you any examples of such a book, for that would be tacky, but I expect as soon as … Read More

An Interview with Teri Hall (& A Giveaway!)

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It will probably not be long (read: it’s going to be EXTREMELY SOON) before I’m disappearing to do some intense work on Book 3 (and I mean I will really be disappearing… more), so I thought I would pre-emptively make up for my impending absence and also my past absence by treating you guys to an interview with an amazing … Read More

An Interview with Amy Reed

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It’s hard to find the right words to to describe what reading Amy Reed’s YA novel, Beautiful, was like. It’s an incredibly intense story about a thirteen-year-old girl named Cassie, who makes the decision to sit with wild and troubled outsider Alex, at lunch. From that moment on, the life Cassie had slowly unravels and twists and turns into something … Read More