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And the Year Ends and I’m Still Writing

The year is ending on a good note. Not that there’s any great news to report—I have no news, actually, I am utterly and entirely between bouts of news, since this is a quiet period of simply working hard and writing—but I’m ending the year with the knowledge that I’ve found it again. It­-it. My … Continue reading

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The Last of the Debut Interviews, the Giveaway Winners Announced (so Far), and What’s Upcoming

The first chapter of my 2012 YA Debut Interview Series—featuring ten Winter/Spring 2012 debuts—ended on Friday, and if you missed the final week of interviews, check them out: [Click on each of the covers to go to the author interview—and three of the giveaways are still open! You only need to leave a comment on … Continue reading

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2012 YA Debut Interview: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Emily M. Danforth (+Giveaway!)

It’s the last day of this season’s 2012 YA Debut Interview series—and the last book I’m featuring for Winter/Spring 2012! As I’ve been saying in every post these past two weeks, my favorite part about a new year (besides building a wobbly tower of unrealistic expectations for how much I’ll write in the coming year, … Continue reading

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2012 YA Debut Interview: HARBINGER by Sara Wilson Etienne (Artwork Reveal + Giveaway!)

It’s Week 2 of my 2012 YA Debut Interview series! My favorite part about a new year (besides building a wobbly tower of unrealistic expectations for how much I’ll write in the coming year, yay!) is the thought of all the new voices I’ll get to discover. There’s a whole crop of debut YA novelists … Continue reading