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firstdraftwithsarahenni:

It’s a Very Special Book Birthday for three of the incredible authors I interviewed for First Draft!
Caroline Tung Richmond's supernatural alt-history, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR, paints a terrifying picture of what the world would look like if Hitler won, thanks to the success of his genetically altered superwarriors. Hear her talk about what led a sci-fi nerd to explore the past, and hear her adorable laugh. | Interview, on iTunes or Stitcher
Claire LeGrand's spooky and sexy YA Nutcracker retelling, WINTERSPELL, is finally out in the world! Hear her talk about the specific ballet performance that inspired it, and her love for the darker side of fairy tales. | Interview, on iTunes and Stitcher
Robin Talley's incredible debut, LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, shows how one Virginia high school’s integration in 1959 broadens minds and opens hearts. Hear her discuss her personal connection to the time period, and how the attraction between the two girls at the book’s heart underscore its themes of acceptance, both inside and out. | Interview, iTunes, Stitcher
Listen to their interviews, and other amazing YA and MG authors here, or on iTunes or Stitcher!
firstdraftwithsarahenni:

It’s a Very Special Book Birthday for three of the incredible authors I interviewed for First Draft!
Caroline Tung Richmond's supernatural alt-history, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR, paints a terrifying picture of what the world would look like if Hitler won, thanks to the success of his genetically altered superwarriors. Hear her talk about what led a sci-fi nerd to explore the past, and hear her adorable laugh. | Interview, on iTunes or Stitcher
Claire LeGrand's spooky and sexy YA Nutcracker retelling, WINTERSPELL, is finally out in the world! Hear her talk about the specific ballet performance that inspired it, and her love for the darker side of fairy tales. | Interview, on iTunes and Stitcher
Robin Talley's incredible debut, LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, shows how one Virginia high school’s integration in 1959 broadens minds and opens hearts. Hear her discuss her personal connection to the time period, and how the attraction between the two girls at the book’s heart underscore its themes of acceptance, both inside and out. | Interview, iTunes, Stitcher
Listen to their interviews, and other amazing YA and MG authors here, or on iTunes or Stitcher!
firstdraftwithsarahenni:

It’s a Very Special Book Birthday for three of the incredible authors I interviewed for First Draft!
Caroline Tung Richmond's supernatural alt-history, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR, paints a terrifying picture of what the world would look like if Hitler won, thanks to the success of his genetically altered superwarriors. Hear her talk about what led a sci-fi nerd to explore the past, and hear her adorable laugh. | Interview, on iTunes or Stitcher
Claire LeGrand's spooky and sexy YA Nutcracker retelling, WINTERSPELL, is finally out in the world! Hear her talk about the specific ballet performance that inspired it, and her love for the darker side of fairy tales. | Interview, on iTunes and Stitcher
Robin Talley's incredible debut, LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, shows how one Virginia high school’s integration in 1959 broadens minds and opens hearts. Hear her discuss her personal connection to the time period, and how the attraction between the two girls at the book’s heart underscore its themes of acceptance, both inside and out. | Interview, iTunes, Stitcher
Listen to their interviews, and other amazing YA and MG authors here, or on iTunes or Stitcher!

firstdraftwithsarahenni:

It’s a Very Special Book Birthday for three of the incredible authors I interviewed for First Draft!

  • Caroline Tung Richmond's supernatural alt-history, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR, paints a terrifying picture of what the world would look like if Hitler won, thanks to the success of his genetically altered superwarriors. Hear her talk about what led a sci-fi nerd to explore the past, and hear her adorable laugh. | Interview, on iTunes or Stitcher
  • Claire LeGrand's spooky and sexy YA Nutcracker retelling, WINTERSPELL, is finally out in the world! Hear her talk about the specific ballet performance that inspired it, and her love for the darker side of fairy tales. | Interview, on iTunes and Stitcher
  • Robin Talley's incredible debut, LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, shows how one Virginia high school’s integration in 1959 broadens minds and opens hearts. Hear her discuss her personal connection to the time period, and how the attraction between the two girls at the book’s heart underscore its themes of acceptance, both inside and out. | Interview, iTunes, Stitcher

Listen to their interviews, and other amazing YA and MG authors here, or on iTunes or Stitcher!

(via sarahenni)

Shadows of Mordor

me watching J play:
I literally don't understand what's happening, like, I see things happening and they look cool and all but I have no explanation for how or why.
J:
Well, I just made that bonfire explode by shooting it with ghosts and
diversityinya:

“This October Knopf will release Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina, a YA memoir co-authored by Michaela and her mother, Elaine DePrince, tracing Michaela’s journey from a life of war and poverty in Africa to renown as a classical ballerina. While the book’s subtitle gives the story a magical aura, the dancer is firm in her assertion that “people think my life is a fairy tale, but it’s far from it.” She and her mother wrote the book to chronicle the hard work, perseverance, dedication and family support that it takes to pursue a dream.”
— "From African Orphanage to the International Stage: A Dancer Recounts Her Journey" by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Publishers Weekly)

diversityinya:

This October Knopf will release Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerinaa YA memoir co-authored by Michaela and her mother, Elaine DePrince, tracing Michaela’s journey from a life of war and poverty in Africa to renown as a classical ballerina. While the book’s subtitle gives the story a magical aura, the dancer is firm in her assertion that “people think my life is a fairy tale, but it’s far from it.” She and her mother wrote the book to chronicle the hard work, perseverance, dedication and family support that it takes to pursue a dream.”

"From African Orphanage to the International Stage: A Dancer Recounts Her Journey" by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Publishers Weekly)

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