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  • Portman, Frank

    Portman, Frank

    “Why did you decide to write a Young Adult Novel?”

    That's usually the first question you get when someone learns you have written a book like King Dork. One way to respond is to say: "I've only written the one book. But I've read… several."...


  • Holm, Jennifer L.

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    This book, Turtle in Paradise, started with a story my mom liked to tell about her childhood. During the summers, her grandmother would take her to Key West to visit her relatives. Her mother made her promise to “shake her shoes out.” My mom didn’t know why her mother...


  • Sandford, John

    Sandford, John

    JOHN SANDFORD is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper...


  • Jarzab, Anna

    Jarzab, Anna

    ANNA JARZAB is the author of two previous novels, All Unquiet Things and The Opposite of Hallelujah. She lives in New York City and works in children’s book publishing. Visit her at annajarzab.com or follow @ajarzab on Twitter.


    From the Hardcover edition....


  • Salisbury, Graham

    Salisbury, Graham

    I hope what gives my books their sense of authenticity, other than the natural inculcation of the island’s physical and cultural landscape, which ends up in my sentences by osmosis, is my use of language. In Hawaii we often speak what we call pidgin English, a kind of tropical...


  • Park, Barbara

    Park, Barbara

    Barbara Park was best-known as the creator and author of the New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, the stories of an outrageously funny kindergartener who has kept kids (and their grownups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Published by Random House...


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