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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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Author Chat with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Author Chat with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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  Contributed by Angela Blount    Greetings, YABC! Today we are pleased to welcome Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, authors of Illuminae (The Illuminae Files_01) . Their book presents a unique YA science fiction experience through an eclectic collection of literary mediums. Amie and Jay were kind enough to answer a few...
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Adria Cioabla
I adore the look of this book and everything about it looks beautiful . Plus the story seems kick ass. What is worse than ... Read More
Friday, 04 December 2015 14:05
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Author Chat with Becca Fitzpatrick

Author Chat with Becca Fitzpatrick
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Contributed by Kayla King    Today I'm sharing my interview with Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Dangerous Lies ! But first I'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Becca.  Becca Fitzpatrick is the author of Black Ice, Dangerous Lies , and the Hush, Hush saga, including Hush,...
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Megan Elaine Schuyler
Philadelphia. I hope win! Loved the "Hush, Hush" series and cannot wait to get my hands on this! Been on my tbr shelf for months o... Read More
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:10
Kara S
Philly apparently -- definitely not the sticks where she's hiding out! Thanks for this great opportunity!
Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:53
Sky
I'm going to guess Philly lol
Friday, 13 November 2015 00:32
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Author Chat with Beth Vrabel

Author Chat with Beth Vrabel


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  Contributed by Hannah Hudson     Hello YABCers! I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Beth Vrabel, author of A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE. Her book is about the delightful, heartfelt journey of Alice as she learns about her new town and its residents. Beth was kind enough to...
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Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins

Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins
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  Contributed by Kayla King    Today I'm sharing my interview with Ellen Hopkins, author of Traffick ! But first I'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Ellen.  Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank , Burned , Impulse , Glass...
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Kara S
Yes, my instinct is that it comes from the verb trafficking, pretty intuitively -- trading in human beings.
Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:37
Sky
I'm going to go ahead and assume that it's spelt that way because the book will be dealing with illegal trafficking.
Friday, 13 November 2015 00:24
Linda Romer
Because the Book is about Illegal Trafficking. Thank you
Friday, 13 November 2015 15:15
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Author Chat with Laurie Wallmark

Author Chat with Laurie Wallmark
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  Contributed by Angela Blount   Greetings, YABC! Today we’re delighted to welcome Laurie Wallmark, author of Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine .   Her book presents a beautifully illustrated way of learning about the woman who is widely regarded as the founding mother of modern computer programming. Laurie was...
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Author Chat with Rachel Vincent

Author Chat with Rachel Vincent
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Contributed by Samantha Randolph    Our extraordinary staff reviewer Samantha Randolph says: " Hi YABCers! Today, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome Rachel Vincent, author of the popular Soul Screamers   series, The Stars Never Rise , and more. Her new book, Menagerie , is unlike anything I've read before. It's...
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Jennifer Lancaster
A mermaid!
Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:27
Susan T.
I'd be a Sasquatch. I live in their supposed territory and I think it would be kind of fun to live in the forest and pop out once ... Read More
Sunday, 18 October 2015 18:37
Liana Allgeyer
I've always wanted to be a mermaid.
Monday, 19 October 2015 14:27
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Author Chat with Angela Blount

Author Chat with Angela Blount
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  Contributed by Joanne Mumley   One of our extraordinary staff members, Joanne, interviewed Angela Blount, author of  Once Upon a Radtrip ! Now she's sharing this fantastic chat with us! But first we'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.        Meet Angela Blount. Award-winning author Angela...
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Kathryn
Once upon an ever after
Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:11
Linda Romer
Once upon an ever after. Once upon a road trip sounds great ♡ Thank you
Friday, 30 October 2015 20:39
Abagail Cole
Once Upon an Ever After
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 17:45
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Author Chat with Marilyn Hilton

Author Chat with Marilyn Hilton
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  Contributed by Karen Yingling   One of our extraordinary staff members, Karen, interviewed Marilyn Hilton, author of Full Cicada Moon ! Now she's sharing this fantastic chat with us! But first we'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Marilyn Hilton.  Marilyn Hilton has published numerous...
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Heather Kipf
astronaut
Sunday, 18 October 2015 16:39
Liana Allgeyer
I wanted to be a vet until I was about 13. I loved animals and I loved science, so at the time I was very determined to become one... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:06
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