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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

Oct 25, 2012

Shelia Turnage's debut children's book, THREE TIMES LUCKY, follows spunky eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau and her best friend, Dale, while they try to solve the mystery of a murder that happened in Tupelo Landing, their small town in North Carolina. This heart-warming tale explores the meaning of family and friendships...and how sometimes what you're looking for is right in front of you.

Interview: Ben Hatke, author of Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

Sep 13, 2012

Artist/writer Ben Hatke created a delightful and amazing adventure in Zita the Spacegirl. Now he’s back with more Zita (and more space!) in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, which is even more awesome than the first book. Here’s what Ben had to say about it.

Interview: Jess Smart Smiley, author of Upside Down: A Vampire Tale

Sep 12, 2012

Jess Smart Smiley is ready to turn Upside Downfor his big comics debut. It’s the story of a boy vampire who’s charming and a whole lot of fun. We asked jess to sink his teeth into some questions about the book.

Interview: James Sturm, author of Adventures in Cartooning Christmas Special

Sep 12, 2012

The beloved Adventures in Cartooning series returns with a fun, new Christmas Special, brought to you by creators James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. We talked to all three to see what kind of holiday spirit they had.

Interview: Jimmy Gownley, author of Her Permanent Record

Aug 31, 2012

Eleven years after his much beloved Amelia Rules! series began, artist and writer Jimmy Gownley is releasing the very final Amelia Louise McBride adventure, Her Permanent Record. In it, the 11-year-old heroine (smart as a whip and cantankerous in a way that evokes the spirit of the greatest YA heroines of literature) boards a bus to go off in search of her missing Aunt Tanner, who has been scandalized by an ex-boyfriend’s tell-all book. We caught up with Gownley to discuss the ending of an era…and how he’s beginning a new one. Oh, and he also gives you major clues on two hidden treats you should be on the lookout for when you read Her Permanent Record. ---John Hogan