Indies Introduce

03 Aug
Amber McBride, author of Me (Moth)

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Amber McBride, Author of “Me (Moth)”

Kelsy April of Bank Square Books and Title IX Books in Mystic, CT, and Savoy Bookshop in Westerly, RI, called the book “Incredible. Poetic. Jaw dropping.”

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28 Jul
Virginia Feito, author of Mrs. March

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Virginia Feito, Author of "Mrs. March"

“I can't wait to discuss Mrs. March with customers,” said Carrie Koepke of Skylark Books, “perhaps over a freshly baked loaf of olive bread.”

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22 Jul
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Helen Atsma, Editor of "Afterparties"

"So’s book is a glittering example of what the best story collections do — welcome you fully into a world and render it with diamond-cut detail and deep-well empathy," said Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company.

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09 Dec

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Karah Sutton

“I loved this fabulous story, with all the different points of view, the wonderful illustrations, and the magical writing,” said Rebecca Crosswhite of Rediscovered Books.

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06 Oct
The Truth Project by Dante Medema

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dante Medema

The Truth Project is something truly special that will grab hold of your heart and not let go,” said Lauren Nopenz Fairley of Curious Iguana.

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29 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Romy Hausmann

“This is a story rife with twists and turns. It will keep you guessing!” says Deon Stonehouse of Sunriver Books & Music about Hausmann’s Dear Child.

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09 Sep
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn is the author of the contemporary young adult fantasy Legendborn, a Summer/Fall 2020 Indies Introduce young adult debut selection and a Fall 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List pick.

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01 Sep

ABA to Restart Indies Introduce Program for Summer/Fall 2021 Season

As part of the program, teams of booksellers (one from each region of the country for the adult panel and the kids’ panel) will read manuscripts for upcoming debut titles, meeting via Zoom from January to April 2021.

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17 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys is a ghost story, a mystery, and a swoon-worthy romance all at once, and I have fallen in love with it!” said Mariana Calderon of Second Star to the Right Children’s Books.

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10 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Caroline Brooks DuBois

The Places We Sleep is a beautiful and moving novel in verse about a girl navigating her way toward adolescence in the midst of a national tragedy,” said Chelsea Bauer of Union Avenue Books.

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04 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Ash Van Otterloo

Cattywampus has everything,” says Chelsea Bauer of Union Avenue Books. “Friendship, enemies, a very charming raccoon, magic, ancient family feuds, and zombies.”

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13 Jul
Dan Unmasked by Chris Negron

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Chris Negron

“This stellar, heartwarming, reassuring, layered, childhood-affirming, and brave story will awaken even the most reluctant hero in all readers,” said Drew Durham of Books Inc.

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30 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Valérie Perrin

Lindsey Bartlett of the former Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore called Fresh Water for Flowers “a splendid work that will keep readers absorbed to the last page.”

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30 Jun

Kids’ Indies Introduce Authors on Being Chosen for the Program

At Children’s Institute later this month, the debut authors will appear alongside booksellers to talk about their books.

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