Tag Archives | Contemporary

Author Interview! Red author Alison Cherry talks about her writing career path

I’m extremely pleased to introduce Pub(lishing) Crawl’s special guest today, Alison Cherry. Her debut YA novel, Red, is our Book of the Month! Here’s the summary for this fabulous read from Goodreads: Felicity St. John has it all—loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she’s right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.Having red hair […]


Interview with Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

One of the books we’re totally excited for this year is the amazing Tim Federle’s debut, Better Nate Than Ever, which came out this week! We dragged Tim in got Tim settled in our comfy chair and grilled him. Gently. Better Nate Than Ever Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when […]


The State of the YA Market

As I was thinking on what to post about, I was thinking on the topics that never quite get old. And of course… that brought me to the state of the YA market. I became an agent in February of 2010 (I’m coming up on my three year agentversary!), paranormal was going strong, and the big wave that everyone saw coming (and everyone wanted a part of) was dystopian. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire had, […]


IF YOU FIND ME Cover Reveal, interview and giveaway!

Last fall, I had the chance to read a little book then-titled The Patron Saint of Beans, by not-yet-debut author Emily Murdoch. Her novel is the story of a girl hidden away deep in a national forest, and when her father finds her, she discovers she’s been living a lie—her mother kidnapped her as a child. Now, thrust into the dizzying real world of shopping malls, high school, and boys, she must hide her darkest secret—or risk watching her new life come tumbling down. My most vivid […]


In Too Deep Releases Today!

So, we’re adding a second post to our normal schedule for a very special, VERY EXCITING announcement. Because… MANDY HUBBARD’S IN TOO DEEP RELEASES TODAY!!!! CONGRATS, MANDY!!!!! Not only is IN TOO DEEP a fabulous book, but it is also a Junior Library Guild Selection! We are so, so proud to have Mandy in Pub Crawl (she’s one of our original Let The Words Flow members, actually!). Not only is she incredibly kind and awesome, but we’ve […]