Interviews

Station wagon in periwinkle blue … you, too, or just Danielle E. Shipley?

Station wagon in periwinkle blue … you, too, or just Danielle E. Shipley?

Nothing’s better than being on the _________ team Team stuff? Yeah, never been real big on that. I always put a huge amount of pressure on myself not to let anyone down, and if I don’t feel that everyone else is giving their 300% as […]

If only Alexander Nader’s parents knew … this UF author of Beasts of Burin not be who he is today!

If only Alexander Nader’s parents knew … this UF author of Beasts of Burin not be who he is today!

Go ____________! Tigers. They were orange and black and it made all kinds of sense because tigers are really over-running Pigeon Forge, Tennessee right now. I mean, seriously, it’s an epidemic. If that doesn’t get you interested in this brand new author, check him out […]

Russell Elkins, author of Sparks the Matchmaker, would be grounded forever if his parents knew …

Russell Elkins, author of Sparks the Matchmaker, would be grounded forever if his parents knew …

Nothing’s better than being on the _________ team I tried out for the JV baseball team my Freshman and Sophomore years but didn’t make the team. I was short and chubby, but I sprouted up about six inches in just over one year to be […]

What is the favorite high school of Spell Fire author, Ariella Moon? It’s inside!

What is the favorite high school of Spell Fire author, Ariella Moon? It’s inside!

My other car was a ________________ “I inherited my parents blue station wagon, which was way too big for my small frame. The seats didn’t adjust, so I had to place a pillow under me so I could see over the steering wheel and another […]

Death by soccer? Say it ain’t so! Maybe Crossroads author Jonathan Lister does just that. Inside!

Death by soccer? Say it ain’t so! Maybe Crossroads author Jonathan Lister does just that. Inside!

Nothing’s better than being on the _________ team If you want to get as physically fit as possible while also being perpetually close to death, join the soccer team. My poor self was in the throws of two-mile nature runs and shuttles that shot me […]

Who was the ‘hot teacher’ at LJ Clarkson’s high school?

Who was the ‘hot teacher’ at LJ Clarkson’s high school?

There was a hot teacher … her/his name was … I feel so cheated on this! I never had any attractive teachers at high school. They were all old and cragged. We did have one teacher, who kind of reminded me of Jabba the Hut […]

TIED author Laney McMann says Go ______ ! (What team??)

TIED author Laney McMann says Go ______ ! (What team??)

Nothing’s better than being on the _________ team Dancer. 😉 Never on any high school teams. If that doesn’t get you interested in this brand new author, check her out at all these other places: Go ____________! Hurricanes. Colors were purple and white. What that […]

The Circle author, Cindy Cipriano, dared her friends to run over to the golf course to …

The Circle author, Cindy Cipriano, dared her friends to run over to the golf course to …

For The Circle author Cindy Cipriano, nothing’s better than being on the _________ team Track team. I had a blast as a runner on the track team. If that doesn’t get you interested in this author, check her out at all these other places: Go […]

There’s at least one thing Storm Bottle author Nick Green will never, ever, ever do again …

There’s at least one thing Storm Bottle author Nick Green will never, ever, ever do again …

There was no benefit to sneaking out where Nick Green lived, as the only things within walking distance were fields and a playground. But one night he did go out to investigate a blood-curdling cry, like a monstrous caterwaul. Rumour had it that one of […]

Just *how* many siblings did Sariah Wilson, author of The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back, have? Answer inside!

Just *how* many siblings did Sariah Wilson, author of The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back, have? Answer inside!

Today we have Sariah Wilson, author of The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back. When I first saw the title, I thought, Cinderella is going to get her true chance to fight, but then I re-read and went, no! It’s not Cinderella, this is the stepsister! 😀 […]

What does L.S. Murphy remember from her days in … band camp? Oooh … you so want to know!

What does L.S. Murphy remember from her days in … band camp? Oooh … you so want to know!

Today, I have the author of Reaper, L.S. Murphy, here to talk about her teenage years. As a YA author, she must have some appreciation for or love of the teens years, right? Why might that be? Something great? Let’s see! Remember …. in band […]

I know what Megan Thomason, author of daynight, did on the night she snuck out. You’ll never believe it!

I know what Megan Thomason, author of daynight, did on the night she snuck out. You’ll never believe it!

Welcome, Megan Thomason to our fun-filled ‘the teenage years’ interview, here to show all readers that authors can be just as weird, loving, kind, or crazy as their characters. Read on! One night … I snuck out and you’ll never believe what happened … Hmmm… […]

There was a very tempting target at Rysa Walker’s prom. Do you know who it was? I do! See inside!

There was a very tempting target at Rysa Walker’s prom. Do you know who it was? I do! See inside!

What was it like to be a teenage Rysa Walker? Oh … I know. Check it out below and you’ll know, too! My other car was a ________________ My first car was a very used bottle green Mercury Grand Marquis that my parents retired my […]

What was it like to be a teenage Kelly Oram, author of ‘V is for Virgin’?

What was it like to be a teenage Kelly Oram, author of ‘V is for Virgin’?

Welcome Kelly Oram, author of V is for Virgin! She’s subjected herself to my crazy teenage years interview, which, as you know, are years many of us want to forget and some of us want to relive. Let’s see what Kelly’s like was like … […]

I’ve been forgiven by a werewolf, but only because I called him … (Come see! #BlueMoon)

I’ve been forgiven by a werewolf, but only because I called him … (Come see! #BlueMoon)

Whoever would have thought Josh Larsen would want to meet me in a bar. An ice cream bar, but a bar none the less. Does he need to drown his sorrows in chocolate and vanilla? Or does he need a little whipped cream to spice […]

Ever been a ‘little in love’ with a book character who’s NOT the main character??

Ever been a ‘little in love’ with a book character who’s NOT the main character??

There’s a guard on Liam’s team named Cas that I’m … well … a little in love with. Yeah. I’ve said it. There’s just something about him that makes me go all gooey inside. I’ve been wanting to talk to him ever since I read […]

What sport did J.C. Martin play in high school? You’ll never guess … just like the whodunnit in her book Oracle!

What sport did J.C. Martin play in high school? You’ll never guess … just like the whodunnit in her book Oracle!

Do you ever wonder what makes a person grow up, what experiences, what life elements give someone the imagination to write a crime thriller from both the point of view of the killer AND the cop and not be crazy themselves? There has to be […]

Guess what happened to Stephanie Lawton on prom night …

Guess what happened to Stephanie Lawton on prom night …

Hello, class! Today, the debut author of Want, Stephanie Lawton, joins us to answer a few questions about her teenage years. You’ll have time at the end to ask your own questions, but for now, pencil’s down … and let’s begin! My other car was […]

What was it like to be a teenage Rebecca Hart? Answers inside!

What was it like to be a teenage Rebecca Hart? Answers inside!

Remember … in band camp? Remember when we didn’t know anyone in band camp since we didn’t play instruments, but we hung out in Tina Rowledge’s closet and conjured band names and brainstormed the way the name would look on the front of the drum […]

What did a licensed, master curmudgeon do on prom night? See inside! Interview with Claire Gillian, author of The P.U.R.E.!

What did a licensed, master curmudgeon do on prom night? See inside! Interview with Claire Gillian, author of The P.U.R.E.!

Claire Gillian is a licensed master curmudgeon. Yes … she is. She has a certificate and all! So rather than talk about her curmudgeony-ness, I decided to make her walk down memory lane and tell us all about her those early high school years — […]