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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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Spotlight: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles, Plus Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

Spotlight: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles, Plus Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting Ashlee Cowles' novel,  Beneath Wandering Stars!  Read on for more about Ashlee and her novel, plus an interview, excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Ashlee Cowles! Ashlee Cowles grew up an Army "brat" and subsequently worked with a nonprofit that supports teens in military families. She holds graduate...
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Kristen Joiner
First off I love the cover, it's pretty. Also this book sounds interesting. I can't imagine how hard it would be to lose a brother... Read More
Thursday, 25 August 2016 06:50
Milena Mutter
This book sounds very interesting and unique.
Saturday, 27 August 2016 17:31
Dianna G.
All I can think is that I hope her brother comes out of the coma! The cover is not as striking as I'd expect....I'd like to see s... Read More
Sunday, 28 August 2016 20:54
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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 Jennifer Gilmore, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Jennifer Gilmore, Plus Giveaway!
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Jennifer Gilmore
Today we're excited to chat with Jennifer Gilmore ,   author of We Were Never Here ! Below  you'll find  more about Jennifer , more about  the  book, plus a  giveaway !          YABC:    Who is your favorite character in the book?          ...
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Donia Eskander
I wonder if there were things you wanted her to do but she couldn't because she was hospitalized. This could have affected the plo... Read More
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:38
shelby
this seems like a very interesting book, quite different from a lot of other books
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 23:34
Dianna G.
Did you cry when you wrote your book? It sounds like such a deeply emotional story!
Monday, 11 July 2016 18:06
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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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Gayle Forman I WAS HERE Event Recap, Interview + Giveaway! #IWasHere

Gayle Forman I WAS HERE Event Recap, Interview + Giveaway! #IWasHere
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  When I was introduced to Gayle Forman, I stuck out my hand for a handshake but she gave me a high five instead. In retrospect, that feels like a good way to sum up the entire Nashville leg of her I Was Here Tour, with special guests Ruta Sepetys (...
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Cali M.
I like when Gayle shares her writing process. Thanks for the giveaway. ... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:28
Linda Mitchell
I like how Gayle gets super involved in writing or reading a story. I can really, really relate to that. I am so in a story someti... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 16:40
Mollye
i liked to hear that Gayle's working on stuff
Monday, 02 February 2015 14:34
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Interview with Living with Jackie Chan author Jo Knowles + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Interview with Living with Jackie Chan author Jo Knowles + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Living with Jackie Chan By Jo Knowles Release Date: September 10th 2013 by Candlewick Press ISBN 0763662801       About the Book After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt — and find a way to forgive....
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Vivien
I love that she drew the karate aspect from her real life. It adds depth ... Read More
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:20
Jo Knowles
Thank you!
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:19
Flor Gutierrez
I like how she leaves the option for the readers to kind of guess what happens with the characters. It's always fun to have your o... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2013 20:18
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Interview with Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlet + Giveaway

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    Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon Release Date: May 7 (US/CAN), May 2 (UK)     YABC recently got the chance to catch up with Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett. Check out his answers to our questions below, then enter the international giveaway to win one of three copies! ...
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Mars
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:25
Cassidy Washburn
Mars
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:27
Kathryn Lynn Frank
Zenn lives on Mars.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:46
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