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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Guillaume Prėvost, author of The Book of Time

Sep 10, 2007

September 2007

In this interview, Guillaume Prevost --- author of THE BOOK OF TIME --- explains what prompted him to write a book for children after publishing two adult historical mysteries, and describes the similarities between himself and main characters Sam, Lily and Allan.

Interview: Gabrielle Zevin, author of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Sep 10, 2007

September 2007

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of the critically-acclaimed teen novel ELSEWHERE, as well as a book geared toward adult readers, MARGARETTOWN. Her latest work of fiction, MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC, explores themes of self-discovery and second chances through the story of a young girl who loses her memory in an accident and must find a way to regain her bearings.

Author Talk: Perry Moore, author of Hero

Sep 10, 2007

September 2007

Perry Moore --- probably best known as the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia films --- tackles a different facet of the science fiction and fantasy genre with his newly published young adult novel, HERO, which chronicles the trials and tribulations of a gay teen superhero.

Author Talk: Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die

Sep 10, 2007

September 2007

In this interview conducted by Kristen Switzer --- a contributor to Children’s & Teen Librarian, an online newsletter produced by Ingram Library Services --- Jenny Downham recounts the roundabout road that led to the publication of her debut novel, BEFORE I DIE, and sheds light on the motivations behind the behavior of her complex protagonist, Tessa.

Interview: Carolyn Mackler, author of Guyaholic

Aug 10, 2007

August 2007

Carolyn Mackler is the award-winning author of LOVE AND OTHER FOUR-LETTER WORDS, THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS and VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE. Her latest novel, GUYAHOLIC, centers on Vivienne Valentine, a secondary character from her previous work, and V's own misadventures through life, love and a cross-country road trip.