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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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Author Chat with Anne Boles Levy

Author Chat with Anne Boles Levy
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  Contributed by  Kim Baccellia   One of our extraordinary staff members, Kim, interviewed Anne Boles Levy, author of The Temple of Doubt! Now she's sharing this fantastic chat with us! But first we'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Anne. Anne Boles Levy has lived...
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Sky
a reporter in Florida!
Sunday, 04 October 2015 02:05
yara
a reporter in florida!
Sunday, 11 October 2015 22:03
Heather Kipf
From being a reporter in Florida
Sunday, 18 October 2015 16:32
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Author Chat with Julie Murphy

Author Chat with Julie Murphy
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  Contributed by Elizabeth Drake    One of our extraordinary staff members, Elizabeth, interviewed Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin' ! Now she's sharing this fantastic chat with us! But first we'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Julie. Julie Murphy is a potty-mouthed Southern belle who...
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Kara S
1) Pageants are huge, and; 2) (more importantly) people live "big" lives and make their own rules. Don't mess with Texas! Chee... Read More
Monday, 21 September 2015 20:35
brittany m.
Like the person above said, Pageants are huge here and every Texan will tell you that not only is everything bigger here in Texas,... Read More
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 12:51
Agustina Gonzalez
Texas!!!!!
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:41
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Author Chat with Aaron Hartzler

Author Chat with Aaron Hartzler
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  Contributed by Angela Blount     Angela Blount: What compelled you to write in the Young Adult contemporary genre?   Aaron Hartzler:  Honestly, I didn't really choose a genre when I sat down to write my first book. I just chose to tell the story I felt compelled to write...
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Kara S
That's a complex question. One good thing social media has done is give activists all over the world a way to connect to organize... Read More
Sunday, 20 September 2015 03:00
Fantasy Angel
Social media has resulted in people learning more about social issues and thus feeling more responsible to repair them. At the sam... Read More
Thursday, 24 September 2015 19:51
Agustina Gonzalez
There some good and bad things about social media. For one thing, it has allowed us to easily interact with many people around the... Read More
Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:11
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Author Chat with Pat Schmatz

Author Chat with Pat Schmatz
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  Contributed by Eden Grey   Eden Grey : Where did the concept of Lizard Radio come from? Did you start with the main character, Kivali, or was it something else? Pat Schmatz : The concept for Lizard Radio started in my sketch book a few summers back. I drew a...
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Noa
The lizard wore headphones!
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 16:25
Kim Dare
Love the image of the headphones with the cord that goes nowhere
Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:15
Karen Woodard
Headphones with a cord to nowhere
Sunday, 06 September 2015 16:00
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Letters to the Living

Letters to the Living
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  Contriubted by Joanne Mumley   Our very own Joanne Mumley, interviewed Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead ,  at Comic Con. This wonderful book and Joanne's interview, which you can find below, inspired all of us here at YABC! Don't believe us? Read on to find out...
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