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Author Chat with Michele Bacon, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Michele Bacon, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with Michele Bacon ,  author of  Life Before !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Michele and  her  book,  plus a giveaway !     YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Michele Bacon: I was stunned by how much I changed...
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Linda Romer
I think Life before sounds like an interesting story ♡ Thank you
Thursday, 23 June 2016 22:00
Dianna G.
I'm so very curious to find out Xander's secrets!
Thursday, 23 June 2016 23:41
Eddie Black
The cover probably would not have grabbed me but after reading the summary I too am curious to know what secret he has had for 17 ... Read More
Thursday, 30 June 2016 21:58
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Author Chat with Olivia Levez, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Olivia Levez, Plus Giveaway!




  Today we're excited to chat with Olivia Levez ,  author of  The Island !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Olivia and  her  book,  plus a giveaway !     YABC: Frances is such a vivid character — was there a  real-life inspiration for her?  Olivia Levez: As a...
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vox libris
I'm very curious about the story. I want to know whether Frances is the "monster" she thinks she is, and, of course, how she probl... Read More
Monday, 13 June 2016 19:50
Linda Romer
I think The Island sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Sunday, 19 June 2016 17:38
Shannon Mizikoski
This book sounds SO good! I love survival stories, and I like that it seems like there will be a lot of character development! And... Read More
Friday, 24 June 2016 02:08
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Author Chat with Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison, Plus Giveaway!



1. What surprised you most while writing your latest book? We're currently writing a book about 18‐year‐olds in their first few weeks at university, and it really surprised us how much has changed since we were at university (which was only 10 years ago!) We just missed the explosion of Facebook...
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Eddie Black
The cover is darling and very creative ;0) Makes me want to read the book regardless of what the premise might be.
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 20:36
Renee Rousseau
The cover makes me want to draw on my fingers! The synopsis make me want to explore the his and her world of A Totally Awkward Lo... Read More
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 22:21
Linda Romer
I think A Totaly Awkward Love Story sounds Wierd lol I would like to read more and see just how wierd it is ♡ I think the cover is... Read More
Thursday, 12 May 2016 21:49
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Author Chat with Django Wexler, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Django Wexler, Plus Giveaway!



YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Django Wexler: I've started writing the fourth Forbidden Library book, the sequel to The Palace of Glass . There's a bit at the beginning when most of the characters who've turned up in the series so far end up in the...
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stephanie bondlow
This book sounds exciting! I love your answers to the questions! The cover looks amazing!
Saturday, 30 April 2016 18:20
Danielle Hammelef
Wow! This book and the series has everything I love--a strong, smart heroine, action, adventure, magic. This sounds really excitin... Read More
Saturday, 07 May 2016 18:02
Dan Denman
I like the cover and description of the book. It sounds like a good story with characters I will like.
Friday, 13 May 2016 08:56
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Author Chat with Matthew Jobin, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Matthew Jobin, Plus Giveaway!



YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book?   Matthew Jobin: What surprised me the most about writing THE SKELETH was Tom. Readers of THE NETHERGRIM will know him as the shy, calm orphan yoked into a life of slavery and toil by his vicious master Athelstan. I had...
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Amy Hart
Pretty sure I'd be a big fan of this after readig it.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 19:18
Linda Romer
The Nethergrim sounds like it's full of adventure ♡ I love the cover! Thank you
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 21:53
Sharon Kaminski
Nethergrim is a great book to read. A friend read it and I'm next.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:10
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Author Chat with Sarah Dooley, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Sarah Dooley, Plus Giveaway!



  YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book?     Sarah Dooley: My cats. Seriously. I would get so engrossed in Sasha’s world while writing FREE VERSE that it was never difficult for the cats to startle me by jumping onto the keyboard, knocking over my coffee, or...
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Sandy S
I love free verse, I am amazed at what can be said inside a novel told in free verse. I am excited to read this one. I also love ... Read More
Monday, 28 March 2016 15:18
Linda Romer
Free verse sounds great ♡ thank you
Thursday, 31 March 2016 09:34
shelby
Free verse sounds like an amazing book, plus the cover is cute!
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 20:21
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Author Chat with Michaela DePrince, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Michaela DePrince, Plus Giveaway!



Greetings, YABC! Today we are beyond pleased to welcome Michaela DePrince, author of Taking Flight . Her inspiring memoir offers insights into the life of a professional ballerina—but it’s the challenges she has overcome all throughout her young life that makes her story so remarkable. Michaela was kind enough to answer...
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Gabrielle
Very intriguing.
Friday, 11 March 2016 07:29
Hope Tsai
Oh my goodness! I am BEYOND excited for this book. I've loved Michaela ever since I saw her in First Position. I can't wait to rea... Read More
Friday, 11 March 2016 13:21
Angela Blount, Staff Reviewer
This was an excellent read. I highly recommend!
Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:54
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Author Chat with Kelly Fiore & Brigid Kemmerer

Author Chat with Kelly Fiore & Brigid Kemmerer
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  So what happens when two authors write two completely different books with the same title? Well that's what we're going to find out today!   Kelly Fiore and Brigid Kemmerer are each releasing novels titled Thicker Than Water , and they've interviewd each other for YABC! Read below for more...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Thankfully the authors' names and ISBN numbers are different, so all should be well. Duplicate titles aren't all that rare, though... Read More
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 21:59
Susan T.
They seem like two very different books and yet the title fits for both of them so that's kind of neat!
Sunday, 17 January 2016 17:28
Kara S
What a fascinating literary enterprise! I love it!
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:32
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Author Chat with Reynold Jay

Author Chat with Reynold Jay
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  This week we talk with Reynold Jay, author of The Wurtherington Diary .     YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book?     Reynold:  My biggest surprise is that I wrote a fantasy series! When I began writing a few years back, I loved writing  Forty...
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Author Chat with Lauren Morrill

Author Chat with Lauren Morrill
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Contributed by Joanne Mumley       Greetings, YABC! Today we are pleased to welcome Lauren Morrill, author of The Trouble With Destiny . Lauren was kind enough to answer a few questions about her book!         Meet Lauren.       Lauren Morrill is the author of...
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Lizet huerta
An elle king song would be my choice
Thursday, 10 December 2015 19:06
shelby
karaoke go to: early 2000's pop!
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:17
Stacy
I like late 90's/early 2000's pop, like NSync and Britney Spears.
Sunday, 27 December 2015 16:35
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