Aisha Saeed

By on 4-30-2014

VTB: Please welcome the very kind and charming Aisha Saeed to the blog. I love Aisha’s thoughtful and insightful blog posts and tweets, and I am so thrilled about her upcoming YA novel, WRITTEN IN THE STARS! Aisha, please tell us about your book and your biggest inspiration for writing this story. Aisha: My novel WRITTEN IN THE STARS is about a Pakistani-American girl who falls in love with a boy in her community...

Jose Padua

By on 3-24-2014

VTB: This week I am interviewing the very awesome Jose Padua. Jose is an uber-talented poet whose work is thought-provoking, sensitive and inspiring. I am so thankful to have him on the blog and proud to call him a friend. Jose is the husband of my brilliant CP @hezzerdavis, who is also a poet, and I was very fortunate to meet them both IRL for the first time last year. I wish the world...

Fonda Lee

By on 3-11-2014

VTB: Today on the blog I have the fantastic Fonda Lee, author of the upcoming YA sci-fi novel ZEROBOXER. Fonda, please tell us more about your book! Fonda: ZEROBOXER is an upper young adult science fiction novel about an eighteen-year-old prizefighter battling to make it to the top in the world of zero gravity combat, amid brewing interplanetary conflict between Earth and Mars. Pitched as Rocky meets Gattaca, it will be published by Flux...

Erin Entrada Kelly

By on 3-04-2014

VTB: Today I am so happy to be interviewing the very kind, very smart, and very entertaining Erin Entrada Kelly, author of the upcoming YA novel BLACKBIRD FLY. Erin, please tell us all about your book and how you came to write it. Erin: I wanted to write about my own experiences, but I didn’t want to write about myself. (Wait—does that make sense?) It’s hard growing up as a Filipino in a community...

Rin Chupeco

By on 2-25-2014

VTB: This week I am interviewing the lovely Rin Chupeco, author of the YA horror novel THE GIRL FROM THE WELL (Sourcebooks, August 2014). Rin, please tell us all about your book and how you came to write it. Rin: THE GIRL FROM THE WELL is a coming-of-age story about a ghost who never technically had a chance to come of age when she was alive. That she stalks and kills pedophiles is just...

E.C. Myers

By on 2-11-2014

The magnificent, extraordinary, incredible, and award-winning E.C. Myers is here! I’m super excited because he’s so talented and he’s so nice and he’s standing in front of a Tardis and, well, if you’ve read his books, you know what I mean. Please talk about your books! My first novel was FAIR COIN. It’s about a boy who can change the world just by making a wish and flipping a coin—or can he? It won...

Debbie Ridpath Ohi

By on 2-04-2014

VTB: Today I have the very brilliant Debbie Ridpath Ohi on the blog. Debbie is my idol! 🙂 She’s an amazingly talented writer/illustrator who also runs a terrific blog for children’s/YA writers and illustrators. (You must check out her comic: Will Write for Chocolate – so wonderful!) Everyone should be following her. Debbie, please tell us about your books. Debbie: My illustrations appear in I’M BORED, a picture book written by Michael Ian Black...