Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:26 — 45.3MB) As you may have seen in my review of Grasshopper Jungle, I am a huge fan of Andrew Smith, and I’ve only known about him for a week. His book, Grasshopper Jungle is a phenomenal read, the funniest book I’ve read and surprisingly deep […]

Book Review and Reading Sample: GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith

Book Review and Live Reading - Grasshopper Jungle

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 4.3MB) Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Press play above to hear a sample of Grasshopper Jungle. It is from our upcoming podcast with Andrew, releasing Tuesday, Feb. 11) In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an […]

Interview: Planet Oz by James C. Holder

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Planet Oz is a novel written by James C. Holder, which is currently on Kickstarter, a website that helps artists raise money to produce their art in return for cool perks to those who donate. I was intrigued by this project, so I asked James to tell us a little more. First, his description of […]

Book Review: REPLICA by Jenna Black


Replica (Replica, Book 1), by Jenna Black, is a fast-paced YA novel featuring two protagonists, 16 year olds Nadia Lake and Nate Hayes. Children of the wealthy elite in the repressive Corporate States, Nate and Nadia are like celebrities. They are also betrothed to be married, forming the lynchpin in a powerful alliance between important […]

AISFP 171 — Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

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Sharon Lee and Steve Miller chatted with Brent at ConQuest. They discuss recent, big news that all 15 books in the Liaden Universe® will be released at Audible, other upcoming projects — including more Liaden books — and boxed wine.

AISFP 165 – Ari Marmell

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Ari Marmell joins us to discuss THIEF’S COVENANT and other recent novels. Topics cover popular fantasy tropes, including the orphan who rises to new heights; the link between violence and humor; the intended audience of TC; being devoted to outlines; how he approaches themes of good VS. evil and much more.

NEWS – Prince of Hazel and Oak

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John Lenahan returns with Shadowmagic 2: Prince of Hazel and Oak, and the original Shadowmagic is now available for just .99 cents!

NEWS – Pyr Goes YA

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One of our favorite imprints, Pyr Books, announces their new venture into YA literature with three introductory titles.

AISFP 109 – Elizabeth C. Bunce


Elizabeth C. Bunce, author of Star Crossed and A Curse Dark as Gold, joins our Moses Siregar at the World Fantasy Convention to discuss writing for teens, the value of a good editor and a good agent, how to write for teens, and much more.