Category Archives: 2014 Debut Author Yearbook Profile

Freshman 15er Lori Goldstein interviewed author Jen Malone about her MG debut, AT YOUR SERVICE, coming August 26, 2014 from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin MIX! JEN MALONE Writing Thesis: AT YOUR SERVICE Abstract: In this love letter to NYC, tween Chloe longs to follow in … Continue reading

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Freshman 15er Lee Kelly interviewed author Michelle Krys about her YA debut, HEXED, coming June 10th from Delacorte/Random House! Michelle Krys Writing Thesis: HEXED Abstract: A popular, snarky cheerleader is forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers only to uncover the first of … Continue reading

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Freshman 15er Kim Savage interviewed author Annie Cardi about her YA debut, THE CHANCE YOU WON’T RETURN (available now from Candlewick Press!) Annie Cardi Writing Thesis: THE CHANCE YOU WON’T RETURN Abstract: Between drivers’ ed and a new crush, high school junior Alex Winchester already … Continue reading

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Our very own Freshman 15er Kim Liggett interviewed author Brandy Colbert about her YA debut, POINTE. Brandy Colbert Writing Thesis: POINTE Abstract: Seventeen-year-old Theo Cartwright is well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer, but haunted by the disappearance of her best … Continue reading

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Freshman 15er Jenny Martin interviewed author Julie Murphy about her upcoming YA debut, SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY. Julie Murphy  Writing Thesis: Side Effects May Vary Abstract: When Alice is diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, she makes a list of things to do … Continue reading

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Freshman 15er Virginia Boecker interviewed author (and fellow New Leafer!) Natalie Lloyd about her sweet and spindiddly debut middle grade novel, A SNICKER OF MAGIC. NATALIE LLOYD Writing Thesis: A Snicker of Magic Abstract: When twelve-year-old Felicity Pickle moves to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, … Continue reading

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Freshman 15er Lori Goldstein interviewed fellow imprint and editorial “sister” author Rachel Searles about her debut middle grade novel, THE LOST PLANET. RACHEL SEARLES Writing Thesis: THE LOST PLANET Abstract: A thirteen-year-old wakes up with no memory of who he is and is then … Continue reading

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