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The Artist Behind the Art: Kate Lichtenstein and Crystals, Coffee, Nature

February 8, 2016

I’ve had the fortune of knowing Kate Lichtenstein for quite some time now. As an artist, entrepreneur, and positive spirit, Kate has quickly made a name for herself in Michigan’s art community alongside her parents, the owners of Gallery 154. Recently, Kate released her first book, Crystals, Coffee, Nature, a mini coffee table book featuring original photos taken throughout her creative life. Today, Kate answers a few questions about…


Author Interview: Brittany Geragotelis Talks KISS & SELL

December 30, 2013

People sell some crazy stuff on eBay, but what if you and your friends put your first kiss up for sale? Bestselling author Brittany Geragotelis answers this very question in her new book, Kiss & Sell, a delightful and intriguing read about Arielle, a wallflower teen who is catapulted into the social spotlight after putting her first kiss up on eBay. Today, Brittany discusses the inspiration behind the…


Author Interview: Andrew Landis and Julia Swift

August 30, 2013

I am very, very excited about today’s Q&A with writing team Andrew Landis and Julia Swift, a duo who has worked on shows like Smallville and The Book of Daniel. Trading scripts for novels, Landis and Swift recently released Bold, a young adult novel about living life to the fullest and falling in love. Today, this smash writing team discusses their writing careers and the new novel. Take a…


FAE Blog Tour: Favorite Scenes and an Exclusive Q&A!

August 27, 2013

I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for C.J. Abedi’s Fae, available now from Diversion Books! With a gorgeous cover and an intriguing premise, Fae is definitely high in my To-Be-Read pile. Today,  the sisters behind the “C.J. Abedi” name are here to discuss their favorite scenes from the book along with a Q&A that provides even more insight into their fantastical tale. Take a…


Poet Laureate: An Interview with Jason Holton

May 22, 2013

While I read primarily YA and adult romantic fiction, I do enjoy other non-kissing-focused pieces of literature, too. With April being National Poetry Month, I dove back into the world of poetry and rediscovered my love for Emily Dickinson, as well as Shakespeare. The most exciting discovery, however, was that of Jason Holton, the poet behind the recently published collection, Eventually, All of Them Are Lost. Today, I…


Author Interview: Kia Garriques

March 4, 2013

Hello, readers! Today I am pleased and excited to share my interview with Kia Garriques, author of Innovera Yakov: A Journey of a Thousand Eyes! I hope you all enjoy learning more about Kia and the book, and be sure to check out the links at the bottom for more information! ***   Who or what inspired you to be an author?   Ever since I can remember,…


Author Interview: AE Rought, Author of BROKEN

February 25, 2013

I am very pleased and excited to share this interview I conducted with AE Rought, the awesome and lovely author behind Broken, a gothic revival loosely based on Frankenstein, which released earlier this year through Strange Chemistry. I was fortunate enough to meet Ms. Rought at her launch event and she was kind enough to sit down and do an interview with me. Enjoy! *Please note: This interview also…


Interview: Maggie Stiefvater

September 30, 2012

I had the amazing opportunity to see Maggie Stiefvater again, this time at the Lansing location of Schuler Books, a store I deeply love. Maggie was, as always, hilarious, kind, and full of insight. Listening to her speak about The Raven Boys was interesting and further fueled my need to finish the book! 🙂 For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event or to any of…


Author Interview: Nina Malkin (Swoon and Swear)

December 9, 2011

 self-portrait drawn by Nina! I am pleased to welcome the lovely Nina Malkin, author of the Swoon series, to the site today. In addition to talking about her writing, I’m also giving away one copy of Swoon and one copy of Swear, both of which are signed. Details are below the interview 🙂  Who or what inspired you to be a writer? I was born this way. Like with…