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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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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:25
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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:27
Kathryn Lynn Frank
Zenn lives on Mars.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:46
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Interview with Andrew Fukuda plus a chance to win a copy of THE PREY! (US only)

Interview with Andrew Fukuda plus a chance to win a copy of THE PREY! (US only)
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We're excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Andrew Fukuda, author of THE HUNT and THE PREY. Afterwards, enter to win a copy of THE PREY from St. Martin's Press! Born in Manhattan and raised in Hong Kong, Andrew Fukuda is half-Chinese, half-Japanese. After earning a bachelor's degree in history...
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Samantha Martin Hiatt
I think this was a really thought out interview and I learned a lot about the author!
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:58
Vivien
Great interview! I'm really eager to read Prey
Friday, 01 March 2013 17:05
Courtney Gendreau
It was a great interview!!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:34
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Interview with Lisa M. Basso, Author of A Shimmer of Angels

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Lisa M. Basso, author of A SHIMMER OF ANGELS. Here's what she had to say.   1. I really love how we get into Rayna's world.  You don't just use the almost stereotypical it-must-be-schizophrenia angle.  The scenes in SS Crazy felt very real.  My...
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Rootless Blog Tour: Reader Q&A + Last Chance to Enter the Giveaway!




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Today is the final stop on the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! Thanks so much to those who followed along. We've enjoyed industry interviews, behind the scenes scoops, recipes, even ROOTLESS inspired music for download. It's been a great tour! For those just joining us, you can start from the beginning here . ...
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YABC
Wow great questions...my fav was Chris' response about naming Banyan. ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:04
YABC
I loved learning how Chris came up with Banyan's name too. And how he got his agent and publisher. What an awesome way to do it.... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:42
YABC
Thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions Chris!! and many thanks to the wonderful bloggers that made this blog-tour ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:11
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Interview with Rachel Harris, author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century



     Today we welcome Rachel Harris, author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, to the blog today to answer a few questions.   With all the paranormal/darker romances out there, what made you decide to write a lighter tale? I love a good paranormal as much as the next reader—in...
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YABC
I'm so glad this book was very light and humorous - I'm quite tired of all the darker and angsty ones :P LOL I love this book so m... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 13:37
YABC
I did a dream cast as part of a blog tour, and I had no clue before that you saw Alex Pettyfer as Lorenzo So cool that we both th... Read More
Saturday, 22 September 2012 10:37
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Interview with Jay Kristoff, Author of Stormdancer + Giveaway

Interview with Jay Kristoff, Author of Stormdancer + Giveaway
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Today we welcome a literary giant to our midst! Jay Kristoff (who really is a giant at 6' 7") joins us today for a fun interview about his newly released book, STORMDANCER .      Thank you for joining us on YABC today! First off, can you tell us a little...
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Stéphanie
Great interview. I can't wait to read Stormdancer. I've pre-ordered my copy but it hasn't come in yet.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:09
MG Buehrlen
Oh, glad to hear it! Be sure to let us know what you think here on YABC once you've read. ... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:09
Kelley
What makes this book such a must-have is that I've heard it's a well-written, complex story. I can't wait to dig in to this book!... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:59
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Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout

Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout
  YABC recently got the chance to interview Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of  The Covenant  and  Lux Series ,  Cursed , and the forthcoming  Don’t Look Back . Check out her answers to our questions below!   Thank you for joining us on YABC today!  You are one busy lady and...
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3 Jennifer! Gret interview!!! I have yet to read anything by Rachel Vincent... maybe I should fix that ... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 15:31
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Video Chat with Myra McEntire

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Hey everyone! Welcome to another stop on the Timepiece Blog Tour!  If you haven't yet heard about Timepiece , the sequel to Hourglass by Myra McEntire, here's a taste of what it's about: A threat from the past could destroy the future. Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to...
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YABC
Been desperately waiting on this book since I read Hourglass this June. One of my favorite books of 2012!
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:06
Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer
So excited for everyone to read TIMEPIECE. And the school visit story = amazing! ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:30
YABC
OH. MY GOODNESS. That school story. xD Dear biscuits, that's so awful and wonderful all at the same time! MY high school would've ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:30
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