By Kim Purcell
from Cynthia Leitich Smith‘s Cynsations
There are so many types of epistolary novels, and I love the ones that play with the form. In my second novel, I tried to shift the traditional epistolary novel format.
In This Is Not A Love Letter (Hyperion, 2018), Jessie writes her missing boyfriend an account of what they’re doing to find him,
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William C. Morris Award Finalist
By Robin Galbraith
Nic Stone is the debut author of Dear Martin (Crown Books for Young Readers, 2017). From the promotional copy:
Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs.
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By Traci Sorell
Kate Hart’s YA novel, After the Fall, debuted in January 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. From the promotional copy:
Kate Hart’s debut YA novel After the Fall is a wrenching, emotional read and an intense conversation starter about issues of sexual consent.
Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother,
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Jay Asher on Jay Asher: “My past five jobs include working at an independent bookstore, a chain bookstore, an outlet bookstore, and two public libraries (I still work full-time at a library). I do have a favorite type of ‘book distribution’ among those jobs, but I’m not here to make enemies. Except for six months I spent in Wyoming,
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