Behind the Book

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Behind the Book: Two Roads from Here

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by Teddy Steinkellner

The newly released, Two Roads from Here by Teddy Steinkellner follows five high school seniors, through two different roads, and one life-changing decision. Teddy stopped by today to discuss some hard decision he, like his characters, had to make in his life. Stop by next week because Two Roads from Here might be an upcoming featured […]

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Behind the Book: One Cut

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by Eve Porinchak

Micah Holland was just fifteen years old, and had not yet reached puberty, when life as he knew it changed forever. Curled up in a sleeping bag on the floor at his friend Brandon’s house, he was jarred awake at three in the morning by a group of police officers waving guns in his face. […]

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Behind the Title: First We Were IV

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by Alexandra Sirowy

The title for my upcoming book, First We Were IV, came to me almost as soon as the first impulse of “I want to write a book about four best friends who start a secret society to play vigilante-pranks, but it ratchets way out of control and twists into a weapon of revenge, costing all […]

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Blake Nelson on the Origins of Boy

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by Blake Nelson

I have a friend I was especially close to in college and in my early twenties. I was in a band when we first met, the only band on our college campus who dared to write their own songs and be part of the Punk/New Wave movement of that time. We were terrible of course, […]

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Behind the Book: Such a Good Girl

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by Amanda Morgan

“It’s almost like being good is the perfect alibi for being bad.” – Riley Stone, Such a Good Girl First of all, I want to say this: I am so incredibly lucky to be able to write a character like Riley. A smart, complicated character who is able to make complicated decisions and have a […]

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Behind the Book: Dangerous Lies

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by Becca Fitzpatrick

I grew up in a small town much like Thunder Basin, Nebraska, the setting for Dangerous Lies. Like Stella, the main character, I worked as a carhop at a local diner. As a seventeen-year-old girl, I spent a summer making shakes and onion rings by hand, listening to The Beatles on my Sony Walkman, sunbathing […]

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Behind the Book: The Potion Diaries

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by Amy Alward

If you haven’t read The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward, you should. It’s kind of amazing (it’s also a free read until June 19th so you should get on it ASAP). The first time I read it I couldn’t stop talking about it! It reads like a fairy tale that’s fun, magical, and full of adventure, […]

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