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Author Interview: Victoria Schwab

Author Interview: Victoria Schwab Victoria Schwab is the product of a British mother and a Beverly Hills father. She grew up on the west coast but went to high school in the South at a girls’ prep school, complete with plaid skirts that she used to doodle on during math. Talk about contrasts! Today, she loves fairy tales, folklore and books that make her wonder … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Sarah Rees Brennan

Author Interview: Sarah Rees Brennan Sarah Rees Brennan grew up in Ireland by the sea where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish. She chose to read books under her desk instead — mostly Jane Austen, Margaret Mahy, Anthony Trollope, Robin McKinley and Diana Wynne Jones. (She still loves them all!). Sarah began work on … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Diana Peterfreund

Author Interview: Diana Peterfreund Diana Peterfreund has been a costume designer, cover model, and food critic. She’s traveled from the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the caverns of New Zealand (and she’s just getting started!). She graduated from Yale University with degrees in literature and geology, which her family claimed would only come in handy if … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Ellen Hopkins!!!!!

Author Interview: Ellen Hopkins Imagine that you’re adopted, love your adoptive parents, and then meet your birth mother — only to find that she’s written poetry her whole life. Just like you! That really happened to Ellen Hopkins, an amazingly gifted poet writing for teens (and adults) today. Ellen has written five New York Times bestsellers, all in verse. Her poetry, written as … Continue reading