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Vicki Grant - Interview by Kaela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 29-Mar-16 15:19
Vicki Grant has written many popular teen fiction books. In 2004, she published her first book called The Puppet Wrangler. Since then, her most favoured genre of writing has been mystery, including Dead-End Job, Not Suitable for Family Viewing, hew newest book Small Bones and many others. She has received many awards for her work as an author and a television scriptwriter. Vicki has been one of my favourite authors for many years now and I was fortunate enough to be able to conduct an interview with her.
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Wereduck by Dave Atkinson – Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 17-Oct-14 08:01
I first met Dave at Word on the Street where our local library was hosting author readings and holding Q&A sessions. I discovered not only does this new author have witty comebacks and a good sense of humour, he is a good natured man. Yet as soon as I read the title to his book, I knew I had to read it to see what it was about. Imagine picking up a book with a duck on the cover with the title in a bold red: Wereduck. Any sane person would take a double take...
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Lauren Oliver - Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 03-Feb-14 14:30
This was such a nice interview! I loved doing this with Lauren and had a very good time doing it. She has such a beautiful writing style that contributes to her amazing stories. They make such a nice combination while tied in with her amazing book covers (which attracted me in the first place). I really started to fawn over her books this past year when choosing which book to read first from the many that I was given as Christmas presents (deciding is always a big brain battle!).
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Charles de Lint - Interview by Tarah, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-Jan-14 15:37
Back in September, a few of the teen bloggers volunteered to host the Youth Author stage at Word on the Street. One of the authors featured, Charles de Lint, agreed to answer some questions for me. Talking to him was such a fun experience! As an aspiring author and musician, it was interesting to get his prospective on the writing process (both novels and songs) and learn about his tastes and inspirations. I haven’t gotten around to reading his novels yet, but they’re definitely on my list of must-reads!
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S.J. Kincaid - Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Dec-13 15:54
My new obsession and favourite book series is S.J. Kincaid’s, The Insignia Series! I only picked up Insignia because it was on my Battle of the Books list but, of course, I had to just fall deeply and madly in love with it. I ended up fangirling to my friends every lunch hour, and sometimes during class, for a week. I made fan art, jewelry, and goofy little writing projects. I really loved this book because of how much it reminded me of the Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. But Insignia sings it’s own unique song. It plays on the sweet genre on sci-fi and fantasy and it has over 300 sweet measures (pages) of pure awesomeness. Today, I feel very lucky to be able to share an interview that I did with S.J. Kincaid...
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Diana Renn - Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 30-Sep-13 11:28
Gosh I loved doing this author interview!!! Diana’s book was so fun to read and it always had me on the edge on my seat thinking: “Wait! What’s going to happen next?!” Plus the characters made me go “awwweee” and “Oh no you didn’t!!!” it got me so pumped up I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. Up, down, up, down, up, down. Talk about making me dizzy haha.
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Kelley Armstrong Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 10-Sep-13 09:09
Kelley has always been an inspiration ever since my best friend sent me a link to Kelley’s Darkest Powers Trilogy when I was begging for an amazing series to read. From book one, chapter one, I’ve been madly in love with her books....
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Sue MacLeod - Author Interview by Tarah, Teen Blogger

Posted on 15-Aug-13 09:28
REPOST-After I attended Sue MacLeod’s book launch for her new book , Namesake, I wanted to learn more about her experiences with writing the novel and being a writer in general. I was extremely happy to learn that she was willing to be interviewed.
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Heather Dixon-Author Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 09-Aug-13 11:21
REPOST-I’m so happy that I could do this author interview with Heather Dixon and I had quite a good time doing it too! I first came across Heather’s work last year when I joined my school’s Battle of the Books team. Her book, Entwined, was on our 2013 Reading List and the book’s cover art and story was so enchanting that I googled her book,Entwined, and found her images on deviantART.
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Marissa Meyer Author Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 19-Jul-13 15:59
REPOST-I was extremely happy when Marissa responded back to my tweet about doing an interview with her. I'm quite excited considering this is my first author interview! Marissa has been a huge inspiration for me ever since I saw the cover of Cinder. It captivated me and I couldn't help but pick it up and read a couple of pages. I loved her writing immediately. Later on I found ...
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