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Interview: Sarah Beth Durst, author of Into the Wild

Jun 1, 2007

Sarah Beth Durst's imaginative debut work of fiction, INTO THE WILD, adds a new twist to the classic "happily ever afters" when famous fairy-tale heroes and heroines escape into the real world and must rely on a 12-year-old girl to save them when the stories want their characters back.

Interview: Nancy Pearl, author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest

Jun 1, 2007

Nancy Pearl is a librarian, book reviewer and speaker, as well as the bestselling author of BOOK LUST, MORE BOOK LUST and the recently published guide for children's and young adult literature, BOOK CRUSH

Interview: Alexander McCall Smith, author of Book #1: The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean

Oct 1, 2006

October 2006 Alexander McCall Smith, author of the Harriet Bean series, has written more than 50 books for both children and adults. In this interview with's Terry Miller Shannon, McCall Smith explains why the idea of a girl with quirky relatives appealed to him and describes two hilarious real-life aunts who provided him with inspiration for them. He also reveals why many of his books tend to revolve around detectives and shares details about his future projects for young readers.

Interview: Kay Thompson, author of Eloise

Oct 1, 2002

Q: What has the reaction been like from Eloise fans since the three original sequels were re-released in 1999/2000?

HK: Everyone (including me) is thrilled they are back in print. Whenever I do signings, the most asked question (after "Do you get writer's cramp?" . . . I don't) is when will we get the other books back --- including Bawth. Now they are all available at last.