Indie Next List Interview

25 Jan
Grady Hendrix, author of "How To Sell A Haunted House"

A Q&A With Grady Hendrix, Author of February Indie Next List Top Pick “How To Sell A Haunted House"

“Imagine returning to the hometown you couldn’t wait to leave, then staying in a haunted house while you’re there. Now imagine horror, humor, and entirely believable characters,” said Robert Hawthorn of Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books in Mendocino, California.

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11 Jan
Krystal Marquis, author of The Davenports

A Q&A with Krystal Marquis, Indies Introduce Author of the January/February Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Davenports”

“Prepare to be captivated, entranced, and inspired by these four memorable young women,” said Kaliisha Cole of Whitelam Books in Reading, Massachusetts.

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04 Jan
Deepti Kapoor, Author of Age of Vice

A Q&A With Deepti Kapoor, Author of January Indie Next List Top Pick “Age of Vice”

“A potent and moving crime drama set in India, Age of Vice takes a magnifying glass to the corruption and violence caused by wealth,” said Bennard Fajardo of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

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22 Nov
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

A Q&A With Lily Brooks-Dalton, Author of December Indie Next List Top Pick “The Light Pirate”

“A survivor of a book. In the not-too-distant future, Florida is hurricane central, and Wanda (a hurricane namesake) is in the eye of this story that wraps around you; you’ll hold on for dear life, with everybody else,” said Michelle Bear of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.

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02 Nov
Jas Hammonds, an Indies Introduce Author of November/December Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "We Deserve Monuments"

A Q&A with Jas Hammonds, Indies Introduce Author of the November/December Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “We Deserve Monuments”

We Deserve Monuments is an absolute stunner. An intergenerational mystery, a tribute to first love, and one of the best YA books I’ve read in the last decade,” said Nicole Brinkley of Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York.

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26 Oct
Matthew Quick, Author of November Indie Next List Top Pick “We Are The Light"

A Q&A With Matthew Quick, Author of November Indie Next List Top Pick “We Are The Light”

“Matthew Quick scores a perfect 10 in this deeply stirring, gorgeously hopeful novel that shines a brilliant beam on the path out of grief and toward healing,” said Beth Stroh of Viewpoint Books in Columbus, Indiana.

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28 Sep
Celeste Ng, author of Our Missing Hearts

A Q&A With Celeste Ng, Author of October Indie Next List Top Pick “Our Missing Hearts”

"Ng wrestles with how to find hope for ourselves and our children against forces that bend toward authoritarianism and nationalism," said Allyson Howard of Invitation Bookshop in Gig Harbor, Washington.

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07 Sep
The Door of No Return Hardcover by Kwame Alexander

A Q&A with Kwame Alexander, Author of September/October Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Door of No Return”

“Kwame Alexander will break your heart in half the words other authors might need,” said Gwen Papp of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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24 Aug
Love On The Brain by Ali Hazelwood

A Q&A With Ali Hazelwood, Author of September Indie Next List Top Pick “Love on the Brain”

“With expert pacing, witty humor, and loveable characters, Love on the Brain is this fall’s hot romantic comedy!” said Stefanie Lynn of The Kennett Bookhouse in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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27 Jul
Jamie Ford, Author of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

A Q&A With Jamie Ford, Author of August Indie Next List Top Pick “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy”

“The descendants of Afong Moy dig into their inherited pasts with astonishing results. A hopeful, beautiful read!” said Beth Mynhier of Lake Forest Book Store in Lake Forest, Illinois

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06 Jul
Melissa Albert’s Our Crooked Hearts

A Q&A with Melissa Albert, Author of July/August Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Our Crooked Hearts”

“Two storylines — past and present — converge into one when a mother’s past mistakes come back to hunt her daughter,” said Megan Irland of The River's End Bookstore in Oswego, New York.

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29 Jun
Gabrielle Zevin, Author of July Indie Next List Top Pick Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

A Q&A With Gabrielle Zevin, Author of July Indie Next List Top Pick “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow”

“I am deeply mourning finishing this book. Zevin has masterfully created a love story for friendship that will stay with me,” said Vina Castillo of Kew & Willow Books in Kew Gardens, New York.

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25 May
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

A Q&A With Emma Straub, Author of June Indie Next List Top Pick "This Time Tomorrow"

“This is the perfect blend of heartbreak and heartfelt laughter that we could all use a dose of right now,” said Javier Ramirez of Exile in Bookville in Chicago, Illinois.

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04 May
Casey McQuiston author of I Kissed Shara Wheeler

A Q&A with Casey McQuiston, Author of May/June Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "I Kissed Shara Wheeler"

“If you love scavenger hunts, runaway prom queens, Taco Bell, and young queer self-discovery, this is your book!” said Julia DeVarti of Books Are Magic.

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27 Apr
Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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