Interviews

Freeks Author Amanda Hocking Talks World-Building, Kissing Scenes and More with The Star-Touched Queen Author Roshani Chokshi

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Freeks Author Amanda Hocking Talks World-Building, Kissing Scenes and More with The Star-Touched Queen Author Roshani Chokshi

Today Amanda Hocking’s latest novel, Freeks, hits the shelves. Hocking is the mega-prolific author of books including the Kanin Chronicles and the...
The Sun Is Also a Star Author Nicola Yoon Talks Shop with Adam Silvera

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The Sun Is Also a Star Author Nicola Yoon Talks Shop with Adam Silvera

Today Nicola Yoon’s second novel, The Sun Is Also a Star, hits shelves. Sun takes some of the themes she introduced in her best-selling...
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Lauren Oliver Talks Replica, Reading Lists, and Avoiding Writerly Superstitions

Tomorrow Replica, the first book in Lauren Oliver’s new sci-fi duology, finally hits shelves. Two stories told side by side—literally, you can flip...
Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs on Their New Books, the Miss Peregrine Movie, and Life with a Writer

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Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs on Their New Books, the Miss Peregrine Movie, and Life with a Writer

YA power couple and all around writerly badasses Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs are celebrating two milestones this year: the hotly awaited film adaptation...
Sarah J. Maas on Empire of Storms and the Emotional Rollercoaster of Writing

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Sarah J. Maas on Empire of Storms and the Emotional Rollercoaster of Writing

Between the Throne of Glass series and the Court of Thorns and Roses series, Sarah J. Maas has the key to our YA-loving hearts. With Empire of...
Georgia Peaches And Other Forbidden Fruit Author Jaye Robin Brown Talks Books and Barbecue

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Georgia Peaches And Other Forbidden Fruit Author Jaye Robin Brown Talks Books and Barbecue

I’ve been eagerly anticipating Jaye Robin Brown’s Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit since I first heard about it. LGBTQIA YA is...
Agent Ammi-Joan Paquette, Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Jeanne Ryan, and Jeanne's husband at the Nerve premiere

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Jeanne Ryan Discusses Her Debut Novel Nerve’s Journey from Page to Screen

Young adult novels have been attracting Hollywood’s attention since before the category existed (The Outsiders, anyone?), and in recent years,...
Shiny Broken Pieces Authors Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton Talk Characters, Collaboration, and Cake

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Shiny Broken Pieces Authors Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton Talk Characters, Collaboration, and Cake

Today the sequel to Tiny Pretty Things, 2015’s dark, diverse, and dishy ballerina thriller, hits shelves. Shiny Broken Pieces picks up with its three...
Victoria Schwab on Monsters, This Savage Song, and Staying Loyal to the Story

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Victoria Schwab on Monsters, This Savage Song, and Staying Loyal to the Story

Victoria Schwab (or V.E. Schwab, if you’re reading A Darker Shade of Magic) alternates between writing young adult, middle grade, and adult...
David Levithan and Nina LaCour talk Pride, You Know Me Well, and the Future of LGBTQ+ YA

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David Levithan and Nina LaCour talk Pride, You Know Me Well, and the Future of LGBTQ+ YA

If ever there were must-read authors in the world of LGBTQ YA, they’re David Levithan and Nina LaCour. So the idea of the two of them pairing up to...
The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love Author Sarvenaz Tash Talks Fandoms, Storytelling, and Grand Romantic Gestures

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The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love Author Sarvenaz Tash Talks Fandoms, Storytelling, and Grand Romantic Gestures

Brooklynite Sarvenaz Tash didn’t need to travel far to research her new YA rom-com, The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love. It takes place at New...
American Girls Author Alison Umminger Talks L.A. Stories, Lost Girls, and Writing Advice

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American Girls Author Alison Umminger Talks L.A. Stories, Lost Girls, and Writing Advice

Alison Umminger’s dark debut is already one of my favorite books of the year. After a bullying incident goes too far, teenaged Anna uses her...

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