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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Stephanie Watson, author of Elvis & Olive

Apr 1, 2008

Stephanie Watson's debut work of fiction, ELVIS & OLIVE, follows two unlikely friends who form a spying club in order to uncover secrets in their neighborhood.

Interview: John Flanagan, author of Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3: The Icebound Land

Jul 1, 2007

In this interview with’s Sarah Wood, John Flanagan --- author of the bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice series --- describes how he created these stories as a way of encouraging his young son to read and explains how his characters have evolved over the course of several novels. He also discusses his interest in history and mythology, from which he draws inspiration, and shares what readers can look forward to in future installments, following the recently-released THE ICEBOUND LAND.

Interview: Sarah Beth Durst, author of Into the Wild

Jun 1, 2007

Sarah Beth Durst's imaginative debut work of fiction, INTO THE WILD, adds a new twist to the classic "happily ever afters" when famous fairy-tale heroes and heroines escape into the real world and must rely on a 12-year-old girl to save them when the stories want their characters back.

Interview: Nancy Pearl, author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest

Jun 1, 2007

Nancy Pearl is a librarian, book reviewer and speaker, as well as the bestselling author of BOOK LUST, MORE BOOK LUST and the recently published guide for children's and young adult literature, BOOK CRUSH

Interview: Alexander McCall Smith, author of Book #1: The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean

Oct 1, 2006

October 2006 Alexander McCall Smith, author of the Harriet Bean series, has written more than 50 books for both children and adults. In this interview with's Terry Miller Shannon, McCall Smith explains why the idea of a girl with quirky relatives appealed to him and describes two hilarious real-life aunts who provided him with inspiration for them. He also reveals why many of his books tend to revolve around detectives and shares details about his future projects for young readers.