Indies Introduce Interview

20 May
The Passing Playbook by Isaac

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Isaac Fitzsimons

On The Passing Playbook, Brien Lopez of Children's Book World said, “Isaac Fitzsimons has scored a goal for Trans Boy Joy."

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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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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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23 Jun
Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Brian Castleberry

Brian Castleberry’s debut novel Nine Shiny Objects “is a puzzle worth working out — don’t give up!” said Indies Introduce panelist Kappy Kling of HearthFire Books and Treats.

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10 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Christina Clancy

As the three siblings in The Second Home “struggle to untangle years of hurt, secrets, and betrayal, you ache for them to save their home and themselves,” said Maxwell Gregory of Lake Forest Book Store.

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03 Jun
The Silence of Bones by June Hur

An Indies Introduce Q&A With June Hur

“I was struck by the depth of this gripping story,” said Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company about June Hur’s The Silence of Bones. “Let’s hope this is the start of a series.”

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03 Jun
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jordan Ifueko

Jackie Jou, formerly of Mysterious Galaxy, called Raybearer “gorgeously written and filled with legends, mystical powers, blood oaths, and curses.”

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27 May
Into the Tall, Tall Grass by Loriel Ryon

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Loriel Ryon

Riley Jay Davis of Next Chapter Booksellers said Ryon’s Into the Tall, Tall Grass has “got it all,” including queer characters, STEM, magic, frenemies, legends, and mysteries.

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