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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Siobhan Vivian, author of A Little Friendly Advice

Mar 10, 2008

March 2008

In this interview with's Alexis Burling, Siobhan Vivian --- author ofA LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE --- describes how the dynamic amongst her own group of friends in high school inspired the plot of her debut novel, and sheds some light on why each character acts the way she does, given her upbringing and family relationships. She also weighs in on the best way to give advice, talks about her favorite part of the publishing process and shares details on her next book, SAME DIFFERENCE.

Interview: Lois Lowry, author of Gossamer

Feb 10, 2008

February 2008

Lois Lowry has written over 30 books for young readers, including the Newbery Award-winning novels NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER.

Interview: Anna Godbersen, author of The Luxe

Dec 10, 2007

December 2007

Putting a 19th-century twist on popular series like Gossip Girl and The Clique, Anna Godbersen's novel THE LUXE follows the secrets and scandals, the drama and the debauchery of a group of upper-crust socialite teenagers in 1899 Manhattan.

Author Talk: Nick Hornby, author of Slam

Nov 10, 2007

SLAM is a novel about a sixteen-year-old called Sam, who gets his girlfriend Alicia pregnant. Sam’s a skater, and spends a lot of his time talking to a poster of Tony Hawk --- Tony Hawk talks back, in lines from his own autobiography.