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A Q&A With Martina Boone

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by Martina Boone

With the publication of Illusion yesterday, Martina Boone’s Heirs of Watson Island Trilogy has come to an end. What is it like, breathing life into fictional characters, nurturing them over the course of three books, sharing their stories with readers, and then saying goodbye? Martina shared a little about her experience writing the Heirs of […]

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Q&A with Deb Caletti

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by The Riveted Team

[Originally posted on The Horn Book as a Talks with Roger segment] In Deb Caletti’s new YA novel Essential Maps for the Lost, Madison and Billy hardly meet cute: Mads is swimming in Seattle’s Lake Union when she bumps into the body of a woman who apparently had thrown herself from the bridge above. That […]

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Wattpad Block Party—Winter Edition II

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by The Riveted Team

There are so many different avenues that writers can take to showcase their work, especially now that there are so many websites where you can submit your work for others to read and provide feedback. One site that we’re particularly fans of is Wattpad! Today we have a Q&A with USA TODAY bestselling author and […]

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Q&A with Sharon Draper

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by The Riveted Team

Why did you write Tears of a Tiger? I’d been teaching for many years, working with teenagers in middle school and high school. I knew I could write a book that they would love from the very first page. I knew what they didn’t like (long, boring books) so I wrote just the opposite. The […]

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Q&A with Moira Young

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by The Riveted Team

Did you have an idea of how you wanted the Dustlands trilogy to end when you started writing it? Also, why did you choose to have Emmy’s story end the way it did? Absolutely not! ‘Blood Red Road’ was the most ambitious book I’d attempted to write and it took me from the autumn of […]

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Q&A with Phoebe North

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by The Riveted Team

Did you do any sort of research or extra work for the STARGLASS series? Like studying plants or drawing maps or anything? What kind of notes did you take to keep up with the world you built?” I did! I’m a research nerd. I have hand-drawn maps of the Asherah, and I also used a […]

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Q&A with Kresley Cole

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by The Riveted Team

What inspired you to make The Arcana Chronicles? I have always been intrigued by the Tarot, particularly the Major Arcana, the 22 cards that I’ve used to inspire the assassins of The Arcana Chronicles. There is something really compelling to me about the idea of kids being gifted (or burdened, as the case may be!) with enormous power, and […]

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Q&A With Tommy Wallach | We All Looked Up

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by The Riveted Team

Today we’re welcoming Tommy Wallach, debut author of We All Looked Up, on the site to answer some really great user generated questions. Take a look: Where did the inspiration for We All Looked Up come from? The most direct inspiration for We All Looked Up was Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, a beautiful film about […]

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