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Indie Superstars with Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven + Giveaway (US Only)

The F Word (Redefining Me book 1)








Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week, staff reviewer, Caitlin Haines is interviewing Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven, authors of "The F Word" Releasing June 13, 2019    Welcome to...
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Indie Superstars with Olivia Wildenstein + Giveaway (US Only)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week we’re interviewing Olivia Wildenstein, author of "A Pack of Blood and Lies"   Welcome to YABC, Olivia! Michelle Lynn:   If you were deserted...
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Emily
I love books with wolves in them! Sounds like it could be good
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:24
Stephanie Brumber
I absolutely love books about wolves! This book sounds so good and the cover is beautiful
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 06:44
Jessica Cashen
Beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds awesome
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:50
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RT Teen Day: Interviews, Info, and More!

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Who's ready for this year's  Romance Times's TEEN DAY ? It's just around the corner.... next week! Every year RT has an amazing line up on YA authors. Geared towards teens, and open to everyone, Teen Day is the chance for YA readers to attend panels with their favorite YA authors, as...
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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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YA Authors as YAs: The Bethany Neal Edition + Giveaway (US only)

YA Authors as YAs: The Bethany Neal Edition + Giveaway (US only)
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  Welcome to the latest  YA Authors as YAs  interview ! Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward, weird, and they geeked out about fandoms and guilty-pleasure music JUST LIKE YOU when they were teens....
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rebecca
so cool
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:07
Ranice Martina
I would like to win this give away
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:10
Karen Gonyea
Sounds like a wonderful read
Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:17
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Meet Our Editors: Jen Fisher

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There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at YA Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know...
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Blog Tour: Guest Interview with Georgia McBride, author of Praefatio + US Giveaway

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   I was excited to have the opportunity to read the YA paranormal novel, PRAEFATIO.  Here is my interview with the author, Georgia McBride.  Make sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post!   1. I find the whole premise behind PRAEFATIO fascinating.  What was the inspiration...
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Susan Light
Congrats Georgia on th ebook! I cannot wait to read it.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:05
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Meet Our Editors: Jill Van Leer

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  There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because...
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YABC
You totally got to see Paul McCartney since you filled out this interview! Woot! And I totally snorted when I saw your most embarr... Read More
Friday, 19 April 2013 14:12
Sasha Shamblen
Hmm, my sister could probably recite all of twilight
Friday, 19 April 2013 18:25
Jen
"It's called an adrenaline rush. You can Google it."
Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:20
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Meet Our Editors: Jason Gallaher

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There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we...
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Natalie Aguirre
Awesome that Jason loves middle grade fantasy. Me too. Looking forward to his reviews.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:55
YABC
I do too! And he's reviewed quite a few that I've never heard of. Like Destiny, Rewritten? Totally have to have that.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 19:52
Sasha Shamblen
Alright I love Mean Girls and I see why you wouldn't be able to relate to American Girls, I loved them but I read them with this l... Read More
Thursday, 28 March 2013 22:48
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Meet Our Editors: Megan Kelly

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There are several Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Parks and Rec! YES! I may or may not be completely in love with Ben. ... Read More
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:14
YABC
I LOVE Ben. He's such a hot nerd. ;-)
Thursday, 24 January 2013 20:19
Anatea
Oh, I loved 21 Jump Street!!
Friday, 25 January 2013 17:46
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