Interviews

Author Interview: Amber Lynn Natusch

We’re so excited that we had the opportunity to interview Amber Lynn Natusch, the author of the Hometown Antihero series. Check our reviews for Dare You to Lie, Don’t Say a Word and Come Out and Play. We’re eagerly (and impatiently) waiting for the fourth and final installment.

1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

Soooo….funny story. I never wanted to be a writer. I’m a science nerd at heart and always knew I would work in the health care industry (I own a chiropractic practice with my husband where I specialize in pregnancy and pediatric care). But I’ve always been a creative person and a daydreamer, and it wasn’t until I got back into reading after eight years of college and grad school that I started to remember how much I loved to use my imagination.

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Author Interview: Will Scifi

We’re excited that we got to interview a creative indie author and share it with all of you! We had a chance to learn more about Will Scifi and talk to him about his latest book Nova’s Blade. We recently added it to our TBR. Sci-Fi writes YA science fiction and dystopian books and you can find out more about him here on his socials: | Author Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon |

1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I believe it was senior year of high school back in 2015, and I suggested a movie idea to my dad. I just wanted to see if he thought it would be a good idea if someone had made it into a movie. That was when he suggested I write a book because many movies come from books. Also, during senior year, I dropped my calculus class since I was already going to graduate and go to college. In place of it, I took on creative writing as an elective because early that year I won a poetry contest at the high school. Up until the creative writing class I was only writing poetry from time to time. But between my creative writing class and my dad’s suggestion, I started writing stories. When I was doing it in creative writing class, I found I was good at it in terms of imagination, and I enjoyed it very much. So from there, I decided I wanted to write.  I actually still have writings from high school on my computer. I’ll publish them sometime in the future after a lot of editing. 

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Lists

Our 2022 Blogging and Reading Goals

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1. Read 50 Books

While we actually read 66 books in 2021, it’s impossible to know if we can repeat it this year. We hope to read even more books, but we have to balance it with other life responsibilities. To get a sneak peek of what we’ll be reading, check out our most anticipated books of the year. There are lots of great books coming out in 2022 that we cannot wait to share with all of you!

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Reviews

Review: That Weekend by Kara Thomas

In case you missed it, earlier this week we interviewed Kara Thomas! Check out the interview and the GIVEAWAY for a signed copy of That Weekend. We’re accepting entries until Monday July 26th. All you need to do is comment on the previous blog post!

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After a devastating breakup, Claire Keough plans to skip the prom and go away with her two best friends Kat Marcotte and Jesse Salpietro. Without telling their parents, the three sneak up to Kat’s parent’s house secluded in the mountains of Upstate New York.

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Giveaway + Author Interview: Kara Thomas

We had the opportunity to interview Kara Thomas, the author of our July book club pick That Weekend. Thomas also wrote The Cheerleaders, Little Monsters, The Darkest Corners and the Prep School Confidential series.

Thomas has also let us a do a GIVEAWAY for a signed copy of That Weekend. To enter: comment on this blog post and provide a way for us to reach you. The giveaway will last one week. We’ll announce the winner on Twitter on Monday July 26th and give the contact information to Kara Thomas.

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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I knew when I was in elementary school I wanted to be a writer. When I discovered Nancy Drew, I was so obsessed that I began writing my own terrible knock-off novels. I never quite outgrew the habit, because I still write mysteries.

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Author Interview: Jillian Dodd

We’re so excited we had the opportunity to interview USA Today best-selling author Jillian Dodd. As you know we’re obsessed with Dodd’s London Prep series. Team Noah!

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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved creating thing—crafts, stories, songs, artwork, interior design, and clothing. I was an avid reader but didn’t decide to write until I had a story that kept invading my dreams. I needed to know the rest of their story, which led me to write my first book, That Boy.

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Interviews

Author Interview: Lynn Painter

We’re so excited that we had the opportunity to interview Lynn Painter before the release of her debut YA book Better Than the Movies. If you love rom-coms, pick this one up when it releases on May 4, 2021.

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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

Growing up, I was a voracious reader who constantly had a book in my hand. Spelling and reading came naturally to me in school, and I always enjoyed writing assignments. Lit was always my favorite subject.

So how didn’t I know? Why did it never occur to me? Pick up a pen, past Lynn! It wasn’t until after I was married and had a baby that my sister said, “I saw an author on Oprah. You read all the time – maybe you should write a book.”

It was an absurd statement, but I actually started writing my first (awful) book that very week. I guess I owe Oprah Winfrey a huge thank you!

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Author Interview: Lisa Maxwell

We had the chance to interview the fabulous Lisa Maxwell. She is the New York Times Best-Selling author of The Last Magician series. If you haven’t read this series, we highly recommend it. It’s full of both magic and history. Thanks, Lisa! We can’t wait to read more of your books!

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1.) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

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Author Interview: Maggie Hall

Maggie Hall is the author of the Conspiracy of Us series. The Conspiracy of Us trilogy follows Avery West’s adventures as she goes from an average American teenager to pawn of a powerful secret society called the Circle of Twelve.  

If you’re interested in multiple European destinations, this series is for you. Avery first visits Paris, but later finds herself traipsing around European destinations like Istanbul, London, Venice, Cannes, and the Greek islands.  We rated all three books in the series ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.

You can follow Maggie Hall’s updates here!

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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

Unlike a lot of writers, I haven’t been on this path since childhood. Reading has always been pretty much my favorite thing, but it wasn’t until I worked at a bookstore doing author events that I thought about being on the other side. Until then I’d thought of authors as having special training, or special connections, or just being something that I wasn’t–but when I met authors as they came through the store, I realized they were just normal, everyday people, and I started to wonder whether I could write a book, too. Then I had an idea for a book (see the next question!) and the rest is history. 

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Author Interview: Ben Macdonald

Ben Macdonald is currently starting the querying process for his children’s book entitled Tom Can’t Have Fun Until His Work is All Done. He holds a B.A. in History from Keene State College. This is his debut book and he hopes to have a long career writing for young readers. You can follow him on Twitter @BenMacsThoughts.  

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