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Writer-to-Writer Interview + Book Giveaway: Nina LaCour and THE DISENCHANTMENTS

This new Writer-to-Writer Interview with Nina LaCour touches on novel inspirations, writing boy narrators, tackling second novels, and so much more about her beautiful new YA novel, The Disenchantments (Dutton, 2/16/12).  I can’t tell you enough how much I admire the author I’m interviewing today. I first discovered Nina LaCour’s debut novel, the stunning Hold Still, soon … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Ghost Story from Nina LaCour

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Nina LaCour, author of HOLD STILL I teach high school part-time, and one of the classes I teach is Gothic Literature to juniors and seniors. Early in the semester, I give my students an assignment to bring in a scary story. We close the curtains and light candles in … Continue reading