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Author Talk: Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Dairy Queen

Jun 10, 2006

June 2006

Catherine Gilbert Murdock's debut novel, DAIRY QUEEN, tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who tries out for the high school football team and falls in love with the rival school's quarterback.

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May 10, 2006

Jen Krieger and Marisa Emralino of sat down with four authors of young adult fiction who participated in The Teen Voices Author Tour sponsored by Random House Children's Books. Jen Bryant, Simon Cheshire, E. Lockhart and Tanya Lee Stone discussed a wide variety of topics, including their childhood literary influences, the state of teen literature today, the advantages and disadvantages of writing from the first person point of view vs. third person, and the feedback they've received from readers.

Interview: Ned Vizzini, author of It's Kind of a Funny Story

May 10, 2006

May 2006

Ned Vizzini has expertly captured the trials and tribulations of teenage life with TEEN ANGST? NAAAH... and BE MORE CHILL. He examines a much deeper facet of adolescent struggles in his latest novel, IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY.

Author Talk: Lois Lowry, author of Gossamer

May 10, 2006

May 2006

Lois Lowry is a prolific figure in children's and young adult fiction, having written such classic novels as THE GIVER, GATHERING BLUE, MESSENGER and NUMBER THE STARS.

Author Talk: Sarah Dessen, author of Just Listen

Apr 10, 2006

April 2006

Sarah Dessen has written several critically acclaimed and award-winning books such as THIS LULLABY, THAT SUMMER, SOMEONE LIKE YOU and KEEPING THE MOON. Her latest effort,JUST LISTEN, contains the same trademark poignancy, wisdom and honesty that struck a chord with her young adult audience.