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Author News & Interviews

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.

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: 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. 

Author Talk: Laura Moriarty, author of The Rest of Her Life

Aug 10, 2007

August 2007

In this interview, Laura Moriarty --- author of the critically acclaimed THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING --- explains her motivations behind writing her second novel, THE REST OF HER LIFE, and why her home state of Kansas figures so predominantly in her books.

Interview: Nancy Pearl, author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest

Jun 10, 2007

JUNE 2007

Nancy Pearl is a librarian, book reviewer and speaker, as well as the bestselling author of BOOK LUST, MORE BOOK LUST and the recently published guide for children's and young adult literature, BOOK CRUSH.