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Author Chat with Gary D Robson, author of Who Pooped In Central Park!!

Author Chat with Gary D Robson, author of Who Pooped In Central Park!!



  Today we're excited to chat with Gary D. Robson , author  of  Who Pooped in Central Park !  Below  you'll find  more about Gary and his book!       YABC:   How did you come up with the “Who Pooped” series?   My kids actually came up with the...
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Author Chat with Julia Day, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Julia Day, Plus Giveaway!


Today we're excited to chat with Julia Day ,   author of  The Possibility of Somewhere !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Julia , and her  book,  plus a  giveaway !   YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book? JULIA DAY: Eden is my favorite. She has...
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Dianna G.
I'm already rooting for these two characters. What a powerful, driven duo! Dianna
Sunday, 11 September 2016 22:40
Opal
Eden sounds like the kind of girl I like to read about. It sounds like she does so much for everyone and I can't wait for her to g... Read More
Monday, 12 September 2016 01:50
Renee Rousseau
Congrats on a great Cover, an interesting synopsis and a new book in the YA realm! Here's to many book birthdays!!
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:57
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Author Chat with Keith Hemstreet

Author Chat with Keith Hemstreet


Today we're excited to chat with Keith Hemstreet ,   author of  Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Hawaii !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Keith , and his  book !     YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   Keith Hemstreet: Patti was a flight...
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Author Chat with Kristina McBride, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Kristina McBride, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with Kristina McBride ,   author of  A Million Times Goodnight !  Below  you'll find our interview, more about Kristinia , and her  book,  plus a  giveaway !     YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Kristina McBride: How easily this book...
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Dianna G.
Unfortunately this is a situation that many teens deal with (the photo thing, anyway). It sounds like this book has all the inten... Read More
Friday, 22 July 2016 00:15
Kara S
This intersection of several popular genres sounds original. I am drawn by the fast-paced thriller tempo of the plot and the exci... Read More
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 14:57
Linda Romer
A million times goodnight sounds great ♡ thank you
Sunday, 31 July 2016 14:01
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Author Chat with Pintip Dunn

Author Chat with Pintip Dunn


Today we're excited to chat with Pintip Dunn ,  author of  The Darkest Lie !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Pintip and  her  book !     YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   Pintip Dunn: I wanted to write a story about a girl...
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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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