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Archives - May 2012

Interview: Gene Ambaum, author of Poopy Claws

May 8, 2012

Gene Ambaum is a teen-services librarian who is half (along with co-creator Bill Barnes) of the force behind the hilarious comic Unshelved. He’s also now the writer of an all-ages graphic novel called POOPY CLAWS, the story of a very messy cat. We talked to Ambaum about his new book and his upcoming plans.

Interview: Cecil Castellucci, author of The Year of the Beasts

May 4, 2012

Bestselling YA author Cecil Castellucci tackles a dual challenge in her new book, Year of the Beasts, a hybrid novel and graphic novel. Here, she talks about the book and its unique format.

Interview: Ryan Inzana, author of Ichiro

May 4, 2012

Combining ancient Japanese myths with a powerful modern storyline, Ryan Inzana has created a bold new adventure. He discusses the work that went into making this captivating tale here.

Interview: Kevin Pyle, author of Take What You Can Carry

May 4, 2012

Two disparate tales, set decades apart, converge in Kevin C. Pyle’s sweetly compelling and movingTake What You Can Carry. The creator of the book shared his insights into the story with us.

Interview: Lila Quintero Weaver, author of Darkroom

May 4, 2012

In the early 1960s, Lila Quintero Weaver’s family moved to the very small southern town of Marion. While they were Hispanic, their skin tones were “different” enough that they saw racism rear its ugly head. We talked to the author about her deeply personal memoir. 

Interview: Alison Bechdel, author of Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

May 3, 2012

In the midst of reading Alison Bechdel’s newest memoir, ARE YOU MY MOTHER?, an amazing thing happens: You begin to realize how truly universal this story is, regardless of the type of relationship you have with your own mother. The analytical search for identity forms and shapes us, and the older we get, the more we want to trace our foundations and understand the nature vs. nurture conflict that went us within our own beings as we developed.