Emerging Author Interview: A. J. Larrieu

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Welcome, A.J. Larrieu, to LitStack. Today we’re thrilled to feature this dynamic author in our Emerging Author series. A.J. Larrieu grew up in small-town Louisiana, where she spent her summers working in her family’s bakery, exploring the swamps around her home and reading science fiction and fantasy novels under the covers. She attended Louisiana State University, [….]

LitChat Interview: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreword Literary

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Pam van Hylckama Vlieg started her literary career as assistant to Laurie McLean, of Foreword Literary Agency, in early 2012. By April Pam was promoted to Associate Agent. In her first two years as an agent, Pam brokered 24 deals, with such publishers as Knopf, Scholastic, NAL, ACE, Grand Central, and others. She joined D4EO in June [….]

Rowling Sinks the Good Ship

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Yesterday, the long-silent Harry Potter fandom received a bit of a shock when news leaked that JK Rowling admitted she would not have paired Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley today. During an interview held by Potter actress Emma Watson for Wonderland magazine, Rowling admitted that her initial preference was to have Hermione and Ron remain [….]

Martin on His ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspiration

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Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin describes the realities of human nature that underpin the success of the book series that spawned a hit television series. Transcript You can also watch the full version of this interview. CHRIS UHLMANN, PRESENTER: The land of Westeros is the mythical setting for the blockbuster book and mini-series that [….]

LitChat Interview with Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

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LitChat Interview: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency Kate earned her Master’s degree in Fiction Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi before starting her career as a literary agent. Her interests lie in: Fiction, for adults: Contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction set in the 20th Century, high fantasy, magical realism, [….]

LitChat Interview: Susan Katz, HarperCollins Publishers

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This week we’re talking to someone on the other side of the publishing curtain, President of Children’s Publishing at HarperCollins Publishers, Susan Katz. In her 24 years with HarperCollins, Katz has seen many changes in children’s publishing as well as the ever-increasing growth of the genre. We sat down with Katz to discuss her career, [….]

LitChat Interview: Amy Boggs, Donald Maass Literary Agency

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Amy Boggs, Donald Maass Literary Agency   This week’s LitChat interview is with  Amy Boggs of  Donald Maass Literary Agency. After a summer internship, Amy joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2009 as the assistant to Donald Maass. She was promoted to Contracts Manager in 2010. Together, agents Donald Maass, Jennifer Jackson, Stacia Decker, Cameron [….]

Interview with Adam Schuitema, Author of Freshwater Boys

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I contacted Adam Schuitema not long after finishing Freshwater Boys. His stories were so vivid, his writing so compelling, that I knew I had to ask him about their construction. It relieves me to know that I was not the only young boy out there who spent hours using his Star Wars and GI Joe action [….]