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Archives - March 2012

Interview: Carole Geithner, author of If Only

Mar 27, 2012

Carole Geithner’s debut novel, IF ONLY, follows 13-year-old Corinna as she deals with the heartbreak of losing her mother to cancer. Despite being alienated from her peers, including her best friend, she gradually finds support and manages to get through eighth grade --- while finding out some deep secrets about her mother along the way. In this interview, conducted by reviewer Sarah Rachel Egelman, Geithner shares her inspiration for writing the book and sheds some light on her protagonist. She also touches on her experience as a social worker and mother, talks about writing from a teenage perspective, and gives a glimpse into what she’s working on next.

Interview: Lisa Lutz, author of Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5

Mar 2, 2012

In TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS, the newest installment in Lisa Lutz’s Spellman series, the Spellman family is in chaos and Izzy is trying to avoid her questioning boyfriend while tackling the case of a mysterious mathematician. In this interview, conducted by’s Donna Volkenannt, Lutz talks about her inspiration for writing these novels. She also shares her thoughts on the redesign of the covers, describes her process of developing characters, and gives a glimpse into her next book.