Author Interview: Christopher Paul Curtis on Writing & the 25th Anniversary of The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963!

By Stephani Martinell Eaton

Today I am thrilled to welcome Christopher Paul Curtis to Cynsations. Christopher is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his debut novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963! (Delacorte, 1995), which was named both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor book in 1996.

Continue Reading Author Interview: Christopher Paul Curtis on Writing & the 25th Anniversary of The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963! »

Author-Bookseller Interview: Parker Peevyhouse, Will Walton & Len Vlahos on Making Connections with Young Readers

Author-Bookseller Interview: Parker Peevyhouse, Will Walton & Len Vlahos on Making Connections with Young Readers

By Stephani Martinell Eaton

I am thrilled to facilitate this conversation between Parker Peevyhouse, Will Walton, and Len Vlahos. These three published authors are also booksellers. They have the unique position of listening to and guiding young readers as they write for them.

Let’s start with some basic introductions.

Continue Reading Author-Bookseller Interview: Parker Peevyhouse, Will Walton & Len Vlahos on Making Connections with Young Readers »

New Voice: Liara Tamani on Calling My Name

New Voice: Liara Tamani on Calling My Name

By Robin Galbraith

Liara Tamani is the debut author of Calling My Name (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2017). From the promotional copy:

This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and it deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, Continue Reading New Voice: Liara Tamani on Calling My Name »