Category Archives: novel

Interview with Tracy Krauss to celebrate the launch of her new book WIND OVER MARSHDALE

  Tracy Krauss is an author, artist, playwright, director, worship leader, and teacher. Originally from a small prairie town, she received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. She has lived in many places in northern Canada with her … Continue reading

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Interviewer with Author & Publisher Alfred Martino

I am thrilled to welcome Alfred Martino to the blog today! Alfred’s debut novel, Pinned, was published in 2005 and was chosen as a Jr. Library Guild Selection, Capitol Choices nominee, and nominee for YALSA’s Best Book For Young Adults. … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Melissa Conway

Today I am honored to feature Melissa Conway on the blog! She is the author of four young adult ebooks, the latest of which, Xenofreak Nation, she’ll be discussing here today. Melissa is the founder of the book review site … Continue reading

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Review of Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool What drew me in right away was the voice of Abilene Tucker, the book’s spunky, curious, and honest young narrator for the present line of action. In the acknowledgments at the end of the … Continue reading

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Interview with James Garcia, Jr.

I am so delighted to have James Garcia, Jr. as a guest on my blog today! James was born in the Central California town of Hanford. He moved up the road to Kingsburg with his family as a child. After … Continue reading

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What I Learned From the Movie "Young Adult"

Yesterday I went to see the new movie “Young Adult” starring Charlize Theron. The premise: a writer of young adult novels returns to her small hometown to woo her high-school ex-boyfriend. Only problem? He’s married with a newborn baby. Not … Continue reading

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Interview with Young Author Corinne Fombelle

At just thirteen years old, Corinne Fombelle published her 245-page novel Below the Surface, which she describes as “a novel about a girl and her best friend who wind up in a wild ocean adventure full of sharks, dolphins, fun, … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Barbara Jolie

Outlining to Move Your Story Forward by Barbara Jolie Ever since high school, I’ve dreamed of writing a teen fiction book that would excite and inspire young people as much as my favorite authors excited and inspired me. Before, during … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Tabman, author of "Midnight Sin"

Michael Tabman is a veteran law enforcement officer and FBI agent turned author. He is the author of the business book Walking the Corporate Beat and the new novel Midnight Sin. Peter Giuliano, a producer of Law and Order, raves: … Continue reading

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Interview with Barbara Forte Abate

I’m delighted to have Barbara Forte Abate, author of the new novel The Secret of Lies, as my guest today!  What would you like readers to know about you as an introduction? I’m pretty certain that I’ve always wanted to … Continue reading

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