Lamar Giles is the two-time Edgar Award finalist of the YA thrillers Fake ID, Endangered, Overturned, and Spin. His debut middle grade fantasy, The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, will be published in April 2019 by Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He’s also a founding member of We Need Diverse Books, a contributor to the YA anthologies Three Sides of a Heart and Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America, and the editor of the We Need Diverse Books YA short story anthology Fresh Ink.
To learn more about Lamar Giles visit his website or follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of numerous books including Crossing Niagara, Zachary’s Ball, and Becoming Babe Ruth. He is also the illustrator of Lighter than Air, written by Matthew Clark Smith, The Gingerbread Pirates, written by Kristin Kladstrup, and many more.
His most recent picture book is Red & Lulu. Gorgeously illustrated, the story is set in New York City during the holiday season. It’s my latest favorite holiday read, although I think it’s a book that can be read year-round too. The story is tender, the illustrations have the feel of an enduring classic, and I loved learning something new about the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.… Read the rest
Susan Cunningham’s debut novel, Crow Flight, publishes December 11. In Crow Flight, the curious flight patterns of crows leads a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?
Susan lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys science nearly as much as writing: she’s traveled to the bottom of the ocean via submarine to observe life at hydrothermal vents, camped out on an island of birds to study tern behavior, and now spends time in an office analyzing data on wool apparel. She blogs about writing and science at susancunninghambooks.com.… Read the rest
Kim Tomsic is the author of The 11:11 Wish which was published by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins earlier this year. “Wishes, magic, and dares abound when an adorkable tween math whiz tries to fit in at her new school by wishing on a magical cat clock only to suffer catastrophic and hilarious consequences!”
Learn more about Kim by visiting her website, following her on Twitter, or reading her blog.
Describe your workspace & typical workday.
This question makes me smile, because my workspace and workday are in constant motion. Usually around 5:00 or 6:00am, one of my dogs licks my face to tell me they’re ready to start the day.… Read the rest
Jenny Lundquist is the author of the young adult novel The Princess in the Opal Mask and its sequel The Opal Crown, and the middle grade novels Plastic Polly, Seeing Cinderella, and The Charming Life of Izzy Malone. Her latest novel is The Wonderous World of Violet Barnaby, a follow up to The Charming Life of Izzy Malone.
You can learn more about her by visiting her website, her Facebook page, or following her on Twitter, or Instagram.
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Describe your workspace
I’d love to say my workspace was in a huge suite in my house but—alas!—my desk is stuck in the corner of our family room.… Read the rest
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