Author Interview


Photo from https://karathomasbooks.wordpress.com   When I first read Kara Thomas’ LITTLE MONSTERS, I was blown away about how expertly the book was paced. Every chapter, it felt like important questions were answered, and even more important questions were raised. I never felt strung along, or like information was being withheld just to create more tension. And, for someone who has read a fair amount of mysteries, and is a...

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Photo from http://www.louissachar.com/about.html   HOLES remains one of my favorite books, and I’m definitely not alone: HOLES won not only the Newbery Medal, but also the National Book Award, along with over a dozen others. But HOLES is far from Louis Sachar‘s only masterpiece: he has written over twenty other books for kids and teens. Most recently, I read THE CARDTURNER, a book which contains the strong emotional...

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Photo from http://stefanbachmann.com/author/   One of my favorite parts about Stefan Bachmann‘s writing is the beauty and imagination of his prose. Not only are his worlds so imaginative, but each character, each description, and each setting is infused with wonder. I first came across his work in THE PECULIAR, which I highly recommend. Bachmann has since published a sequel, THE WHATNOT, and a new title, A DROP OF NIGHT....

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Photo from http://www.kathleenodell.com/index.html   I first came across Kathleen O’Dell’s work during a period of infatuation with silhouette covers, which to me seemed (and seem) perfectly whimsical, creepy, and enticing. Add a mysterious mansion, hyper-intelligent birds, and the ghostly influence of a magician, and you have a perfect mix of the spooky and magical. Image...

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Photo from http://carolplumucci.com/about-carol/   As far as titles go, I’m not sure there are many better than Carol Plum-Ucci’s The Body of Christopher Creed. It’s so simple, and so evocative–all the more because the body, in that story, is missing. Image from Amazon   I first read The Body of Christopher Creed years ago, but the story has stuck with me. That’s why I was so excited to ask...

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Photo from http://www.alex-bell.co.uk/about/   If you love creepy tales involving haunted locations, mysterious characters, and some VERY terrifying dolls, you have to check out Frozen Charlotte. Image from http://www.alex-bell.co.uk/books/frozen-charlotte/   Alex Bell’s YA horror is creepy all the way through, and it’s one that I recommend to anyone looking for a new story in this genre. Bonus? Today marks the...

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