Author Feature: Pamela McDowell

Salamander Rescue by Pamela McDowell and illustrated by Kasia Charko

#TuesdayTalk with Pamela McDowell. Her novel, Salamander Rescue, is on shelves now! Tell us about your book. My new book, Salamander Rescue, is an ecological adventure story full of animal encounters – bears, horses, kittens, fawns, and of course, salamanders. Once again, Cricket and her friends (previously introduced in Ospreys in Danger) jump into action to save a species facing imminent danger using the tools they have at hand – lemonade and cement. What was the catalyst for your story? This adventure was inspired by the actual discovery – and rescue – of long-toed salamanders […]

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Author Feature: John Wilson

Lost by John Wilson

#TuesdayTalk with John Wilson. His new book, Lost, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. My latest book is Lost, in the Orca Currents series. For the third time, Sam and Annabel pit their wits against the fabulously wealthy and unscrupulous collector, Humphrey Battleford. When they win a cruise to the Canadian Arctic, Sam and Annabel find themselves close to the shipwreck that might hold the answer to the 170 year old mystery of what happened to the Franklin Expedition, but the situation is not as it seems. If the answer does lie […]

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Author Feature: Patricia McCowan

Upstaged by Patricia McCowen

#Tuesdaytalk with Patricia McCowan. Her book, Upstaged, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. Ellie has been used to lead roles in her small-town school’s musicals, but that changes when her dad’s job takes them to a big city. When Ellie gets into the Youth Works Theater Company, she finds herself in competition with a tight-knit group of triple-threat performers. Out of her depth and far from all she’s known, Ellie has to learn what to do to stop feeling upstaged by everyone around her. What was the catalyst for your story? My […]

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Author Feature: Robin Stevenson

Pride by Robin Stevenson

#TuesdayTalk with Robin Stevenson. Her new non-fiction book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. I am so excited for my newest book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community. It will be my twentieth book—but it is my first work of non-fiction, so it is very different from anything I have written before. The book is aimed at kids ages 10-14, and covers the history of Pride, explains some of the diverse identities that make up the LGBTQ community, and looks at some of the ways Pride Day is […]

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Author Feature: Becky Citra

Duke's Den by Becky Citra

#TuesdayTalk with Becky Citra. Her new middle-grade novel, Duke’s Den, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. In Duke’s Den, Amelia is dreading the long boring summer in her new neighborhood when Duke, Gabriella, and their menagerie of rescued reptiles and animals move into the basement apartment. Amelia struggles to keep the animals a secret from her mother, who has a snake phobia, and also to help save the life of a very ill tortoise, Winston. What was the catalyst for your story? My story was inspired by my nephew, who runs a refuge for […]

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