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Archives - April 2012

Interview: Aaron Karo, author of Lexapros and Cons

Apr 25, 2012

Aaron Karo’s first young adult novel, LEXAPROS AND CONS, follows Chuck Taylor, who struggles as a social outcast due to his OCD habits. But as graduation approaches, he has one last chance to win back his best friend and, just maybe, the beautiful new girl at school. In this interview, conducted by’s Norah Piehl, Karo shares the various things he has in common with Chuck. He also reaches into the depths of his memory to recall his favorite childhood book and reveals his noble reasons for writing in the YA genre.

Interview: J. Torres, author of Jinx

Apr 17, 2012

She's been around since the '40s, but it's taken this long for Lil Jinx to reach high school! Now writer J. Torres is tackling the newly revamped teen series and taking on the big issues of teen life today, from love and homework to dealing with parents, bullying, sexism, and more. It's a broad-reaching series with great ambitions, and we talked to Torres about what makes Jinx such a good-luck charm.