I'm beyond thrilled to welcome author, Akemi Dawn Bowman, to the blog today! Her debut novel, Starfish, was released this week and it's already been named A Junior Library Guild Selection, one of Bustle’s New YA Novels from First Time Authors You Need to Read in the Second Half of 2017, one of B&N Teen Blog’s Most Anticipated Debut Novels of the Second Half of 2017, and Paste Magazine's 10 of the Best New Young Adult Books In September 2017! And check out what Publisher's Weekly had to say in a starred review: "In an empowering novel that will speak to many mixed-race teens, debut author Bowman has created a cast of realistically complex and conflicted characters. . . . Through art, Kiko
WELCOME TO THE BLOG! With over 140 interviews logged to date, I love nothing more than getting the chance to talk to authors about their books, the writing process, what they've learned navigating the publishing journey, and even picking their brains on craft-related topics (such as how to write distinct POVs and world-building tips). They've taught me so much! I hope you enjoy reading through these amazing interviews as much as I've enjoyed putting them together.