Throwback Thursday: Melanie Crowder on Parched

Throwback Thursday: Melanie Crowder on Parched

Congratulations to Melanie Crowder on her new young adult novel, Jumper (Viking, June 2022)! It received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Melanie recently joined the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults program.

Take a look back at Melanie’s thoughts on her debut novel,

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Throwback Thursday: Varsha Bajaj on Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood

Congratulations to Varsha Bajaj on Thirst (Nancy Paulsen Books, July 2022), a New York Times Bestseller!

Take a look back at Varsha’s thoughts about her debut novel, Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood (Albert Whitman, 2014). This post originally appeared on Cynsations March 3, 2014.

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Varsha Bajaj is the debut novelist behind Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood (Albert Whitman,

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