Q&A with Angie Thomas

Just over a week ago, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to the author of The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, for the book club I co-host – The YA RoomThe Hate U Give was our March Book of the Month, and it was amazing to have the chance to ask Angie a bit about her writing process and what influenced her powerful and important debut novel.

I interviewed Angie via Skype, which you can watch on The YA Room‘s YouTube channel, and optimised it for a written format here. I’ve slightly altered the questions and made minor changes to the wording to make the interview flow better for a written piece, and I’ve bolded my parts for your convenience!

If you’re interested in hearing a bit more about The Hate U Give, check out my review here.Read More »

How to Publish Your Novel

Today I have a very special post to share with you all! Two lovely authors were kind enough to take the time to answer some of my questions about their publishing journey and how they got their debut novel into the world. Both authors haven’t opted for the traditional way of publishing, so I thought it would be interesting to learn a bit more about self-publishing and how you can get your work out there!

“… understand that your story – the heart of your story – is enough to change lives.” – Sierra Abrams, author of The Color Project

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#ConfessionSession with Cath Crowley

Hi everyone! Wow, this is so exciting – it’s my second blog tour in less than a week! Today I have the pleasure of sharing an interview I conducted with Cath Crowley. For those of you that don’t know, Cath recently wrote a gorgeous and touching #LoveOzYA novel entitled Words in Deep Blue. This poignant tale of love, loss, family and friendship is one that will sear itself on the hearts of everyone who reads it, and it was amazing to have the opportunity to ask Cath some questions that we all want answered.Read More »