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Interview: Kathryn Lasky, author of Daughters of the Sea: May

Apr 1, 2011

April 2011

Kathryn Lasky, the Newbery Honor-winning author of over 100 books for children and young adults, is perhaps best known for her Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, which was turned into a major motion picture last year. But whether it's about owls, wolves, or mermaids, Lasky just loves doing research. In her latest series, Daughters of the Sea, 19th-century teenage sisters discover a strange phenomenon: they are, quite literally, land-sick. The second installment, MAY, sees 15-year-old May longing to break free from the restraints of society, as the sea rightfully calls to her.

Interview: Judy Blundell, author of Strings Attached

Apr 1, 2011

April 2011

Judy Blundell enjoyed much success with her 2008 novel, WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED, which won the National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category. Her new book, STRINGS ATTACHED, introduces Kit Corrigan, who is caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution when she leaves Rhode Island for New York in the 1950s.

Interview: E. Archer, author of Geek Fantasy Novel

Apr 1, 2011

April 2011

E. Archer is a self-confessed geek. So it only seems fitting that he would write a book called GEEK FANTASY NOVEL. In this tale, which plays with the conventions of fantasy, a science geek is granted the power of wishing; what he doesn't realize yet is that wishes are bad…very bad.