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Publishers Weekly reviewed Forever Wolf by Maria Vale
Maria Vale is a journalist who has worked for Publishers Weekly, Glamour magazine, Redbook, the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a logophile and a bibliovore and a worrier about the world.Trained as a medievalist, she tries to shoehorn the language of Beowulf into things that don't really need it. She currently lives in New York with her husband, two sons and a long line of dead plants. No one will let her have a pet.Visit her online at mariavale.com.
Library Journal reviewed Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel The Magician’s Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. Her novel Girl In Disguise, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a well-told, superb story.” She lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed The Goodbye Summer by Sarah Van Name
Sarah Van Name grew up in North Carolina and attended Duke University twice, once for a teenage creative writing camp and once as an undergraduate. She lives and works in Durham with her husband, Ben, and her dog, Toast.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed Rule the School by Tim Harris, illus. by James Hart
Tim Harris is a former elementary school teacher. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Visit him at timharrisbooks.com.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed 50 Adventures to Have Before You Turn 14 by Pierdomenico Baccalario and Tommaso Percivale, illus. by AntonGionata Ferrari
PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO was born in a little town in Piedmont, Italy. He wrote his first novel, La Strada del Guerriero (The Road Warrior), in fifteen days and sent it to the Battello a Vapore Prize (Steamboat Prize), which it won. He wrote it under his neighbor’s name because he was shy and only twenty-three years old at the time. He currently lives in Milan.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz
Jessie Janowitz grew up in New York City and is still living there with her husband and three children, all of whom love doughnuts as much as she does. Visit jessiejanowitz.com.
Publishers Weekly reviewed Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly
Maureen Joyce Connolly is a former owner of a consulting firm that helped develop medications for ultra-rare diseases. While she misses her old career, she loves being a full-time writer. Maureen received her bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and her master’s degree in liberal studies from Wesleyan University. Her background and love for science and the natural world informs and inspires her writing. Little Lovely Things is her debut novel.
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