2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: Skylark by Meagan Spooner

Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these ten debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Meagan Spooner—her first novel, Skylark, is available now from Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Books. Read … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: Skylark by Meagan Spooner

2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Colleen Clayton

Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Colleen Clayton—her first novel, What Happens Next, comes out October 9 from Poppy / Little, … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Colleen Clayton

2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: SEND ME A SIGN by Tiffany Schmidt

Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Tiffany Schmidt—her first novel, Send Me a Sign, comes out on October 2 from Walker-Bloomsbury. … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: SEND ME A SIGN by Tiffany Schmidt

2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: THROUGH TO YOU by Emily Hainsworth

Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Emily Hainsworth—her first novel, Through to You, comes out October 2 from Balzer + Bray … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: THROUGH TO YOU by Emily Hainsworth

2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna

Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Sangu Mandanna—her first novel, The Lost Girl, came out on August 28 from Balzer + … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna

2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond

Welcome back to my Fall 2012 YA Debut Interview series! I'm excited to feature these debut novels from the fall season, and I hope you're as intrigued to get your hands on them as I am. Today's YA debut author is Gwenda Bond—her first novel, Blackwood, came out on September 4 from Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot. Read … Continue reading 2012 YA Debut Interview + Giveaway: BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond

Tomorrow: Debut Author Interviews! Today: My Unedited Bookshelf

Tomorrow One of the things I've so enjoyed doing on this blog is featuring debut YA authors at the start of each new season. You may remember the Q&A interviews I did with Winter/Spring 2012 YA debuts and Summer 2012 YA debuts: I find them fun—and I love it when an author's interview makes me … Continue reading Tomorrow: Debut Author Interviews! Today: My Unedited Bookshelf

Turning Points: Guest Post by Malinda Lo (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is author Malinda Lo revealing hers... Guest post by Malinda Lo In September 2006, I spent a week at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a Buddhist retreat nestled … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Malinda Lo (+Giveaway)