Hello everyone! We are behind schedule for the July author interview as we had difficulties to get the last three authors to send in their answers and we had to find new authors to replace the three authors who had signed up earlier for the interview. Nevertheless, I am happy to finally be able to publish the answers from all of them for the interview series.
It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the July Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! Thank you for the support from the 12 Young Adult authors who have participated in this group author interview.
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So, the 7th question is “What is one of the most memorable feedback you’ve gotten from a young adult after reading your book?”
1) Author #1: Jesse Frankel
“What an emotional experience.” That, and “Pure brilliance.” Both were from readers who bought and read The Undernet. Another was from a gender switch novel I wrote, called Fight Like A Woman. The reader said it was so good, it should be made into a movie. That is high praise, indeed!!
2) Author #2: Roxanne San Jose
3) Author #3: Diane Guntrip
I have received some excellent reviews. However, one that made my heart sing was when I visited a school to present ‘Dear H’. A few days later, I received an email from the school librarian telling me that one of the girls who had not been ‘into’ reading, had borrowed ‘Dear H’ and had read it in two nights. I was thrilled.
4) Author #4: Katy Mitchell
That it is not a ‘typical’ young adult novel and that it has ‘diverse and dynamic characters and an interesting villain-hero complex’.
5) Author #5: Marisa Noelle
I think the one that sticks in my head was “I absolutely loved it when can I buy it?” When you know you’ve made someone feel that way you can’t help but feel happy and that you are achieving what you set out to do.
6) Author #6: Amy Beashel
The biggest compliment is that readers have been so caught up in Izzy’s story that they’ve read the book in one sitting.
7) Author #7: T.K. Kiser
“He never liked to read until he read The Firebrand Legacy.” When a seventh-grade teacher told me this about one of her students, it made my day. If my books can bring a person to the written word, I’m doing my job.
8) Author #8: K.B. Shinn
I got a 3 page (handwritten!) letter from a young man who quite enjoyed it. It wasn’t just gushing and flattery, however. He told me things that he hadn’t quite understood about some of the events in the book. I wrote back to thank him. Both his praise and his honesty really meant a lot to me.
9) Author #9: Shirley McCann
They loved my book.
10) Author #10: Claire Moore
Better than Lord of the Rings
11) Author #11: Jeremy Smith
‘That was good. But I wouldn’t have done it like that.’
12) Author #12) Jon Hartless
I’ve never had any known feedback from a young adult, so that’s impossible to say, alas.
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