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Alexandra Bracken
Alexandra Bracken Wayfarer (Passenger, #2)
Time-traveling violin prodigy Etta is back and facing new era-leaping action in the Passenger sequel, Wayfarer. The Darkest Minds author talks time travel dreams and writing advice.
Morgan Rhodes
Morgan Rhodes Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)
The Falling Kingdoms author is still recovering from all the "craziness and epicness" in Crystal Storm, part five of her beloved series. She talks inspiration, writing magic, and Magnus love.
Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer Heartless
The Lunar Chronicles author turned to Alice in Wonderland for her new novel, Heartless, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts. Meyer reveals why she loves villains and what's next.
Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver Replica (Replica, #1)
One book, two stories, and a third, larger novel. The Delirium author describes the dazzling format of Replica, the first in a new sci-fi series about humanity, cloning, and identity.
James Dashner
James Dashner The Fever Code (The Maze Runner, #0.6)
Shocks, secrets, and surprises are in store for Maze Runner fans in the latest book in the series, The Fever Code. Dashner tells us how the hotly anticipated prequel will be different.
Sabaa Tahir
Sabaa Tahir A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)
Given her choice of superpowers, she'd be an airport line-skipping dragon. Tahir also reveals the music she listens to while working and what hooked her on Ancient Rome.
Rachel Caine
Rachel Caine Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)
Thanks to your questions, we now know she's a rapier-fencing, pot-throwing, book lover extraordinaire. The Paper and Fire author also talks favorite libraries and writing role models.
Pittacus Lore
Pittacus Lore United as One (Lorien Legacies, #7)
The 10,000-year-old alien answers your questions about United as One, the dramatic finale to the Lorien Legacies, the books that have inspired him, and what's next.
Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass The Crown (The Selection, #5)
Get ready for some emotional good-byes. Kiera Cass's bestselling the Selection series is coming to its romance-packed close with The Crown. Here Kiera answers your questions about finally bidding farewell to her beloved series and the ways her characters have surprised her.
Cecelia Ahern
Cecelia Ahern Flawed (Flawed, #1)
Can't get enough of Cecelia Ahern? You're in luck! The bestselling author of P.S. I Love You is making her YA debut with Flawed, part one of a gripping new dystopian series. Learn about the book, plus Cecelia's writing rituals and more!
Melissa Marr
Melissa Marr Seven Black Diamonds (Seven Black Diamonds, #1)
If you have been feeling fae-withdrawal since the end of her last series, Wicked Lovely, you'll be excited about Seven Black Diamonds, about a very glam faery sleeper cell. Get all the details on the new book, plus writing tips and more!
Michael Grant
Michael  Grant Front Lines (Front Lines, #1)
Want some writing advice from an author who has published more than 150 books? Read on! Michael also discusses creating alternate histories and his latest, Front Lines, about a World War II with female soldiers.
Ally Carter
Ally Carter See How They Run (Embassy Row, #2)
From spies to thieves and now to embassy brats in See How They Run, her heroines are always a thrill. Get Ally's answers to your questions about first sentences, fave scenes, and maybe (OK, probably not…) Hale's first name.
Lauren Kate
Lauren Kate Unforgiven (Fallen, #5)
Is there redemption for a bad boy fallen angel? Find out in the Fallen series creator's latest, Unforgiven. Read on for her answers to your questions about character inspirations, writing rituals, and love advice!
Amie Kaufman
Amie Kaufman Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
How did these two popular authors end up writing a twisty, turny, sci-fi trilogy together? How would characters from their Starbound and Stormdancer worlds fare in their new Illuminae universe? Find out in this Q&A!
Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Yes! The popular author of the Throne of Glass series is back with book four, Queen of Shadows, and she has answers to your questions! Read on for her characters' fave books and her best advice to new authors!
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Jennifer Lynn Barnes The Fixer (The Fixer, #1)
When Jennifer Lynn Barnes isn't writing riveting novels like The Naturals, she's studying cognitive science and figuring out what makes us tick—the perfect background for her latest book, The Fixer, a Scandal-style drama about a teen who solves her classmates' problems. Read on for writing tips and character revelations!
Sarah Ockler
Sarah Ockler The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Sun-drenched love takes exciting shape in The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. The author answers your questions about her advice for young writers, her favorite season (hint: it's now!), and writing from experience.
Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen Saint Anything
The queen of contemporary YA is back with her 12th book, Saint Anything. Read on for her answers to your questions about writing relatable characters, getting a book published, and her own love story!
Amanda Hocking
Amanda Hocking Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)
Don't miss the perennial bestseller's answers to your questions about beating a reading slump, advice to new writers, and her latest book, Frostfire, a spin-off of the popular Trylle series, full of changelings and trolls.
Katie McGarry
Katie McGarry Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits, #1.5)
The author of the hit Pushing the Limits series revisits her first couple, Noah and Echo, in Breaking the Rules. Katie also answers your questions about taking risks, fitting in, and writing with honesty.
Ally Condie
Ally Condie Atlantia
The creator of the Matched trilogy answers your questions about her new underwater epic, Atlantia, what is was like writing a bestselling series, and how she creates characters like everyone's fave, Xander!
Becca Fitzpatrick
Becca Fitzpatrick Black Ice
After writing the hottest fallen angel in YA (<3 Patch!), she turns to mountain-trekking bad boys in Black Ice. Get all the answers to your questions about genre switching, character creating, and supernatural loving!
Scott Westerfeld
Scott Westerfeld Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1)
The creator of the Uglies and Leviathan series answers your questions about his writing rituals, gives NaNoWriMo tips, and talks about Afterworlds, his chilling new standalone story-within-a-story.
Stephanie Perkins
Stephanie Perkins Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
Ready to swoon? The romance star talks about her new book, Isla and the Happily Ever After, plus flawed boyfriends, the John Green effect, and the answer to the big question—Étienne, Cricket, or Josh?
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)
Attn: Divergent fans! Still reeling from the Allegiant ending? We have answers! Read Veronica's take on Tris's fate, plus her tips for aspiring authors and thoughts on writing from Tobias's POV for the Four stories.
Julie Anne Peters
Julie Anne Peters Lies My Girlfriend Told Me
The author of Keeping You a Secret is back with Lies My Girlfriend Told Me. She answers your questions about dealing with critics, cheaters, and runaway emotions as well as the changes in LGBT teen lit.
Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
The sarcasm of the Herondales! The glory of Magnus! The terror of the demon realms! Cassandra answers your questions plus gives some insight into City of Heavenly Fire, the conclusion to her Mortal Instruments series.
Julie Kagawa
Julie Kagawa The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)
Heart-stopping cliffhangers are her specialty, so it's a relief that The Forever Song, third in the Blood of Eden trilogy, is finally out! Julie answers your questions about the series, plus talks Iron Fey and writing inspirations.
Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz The Ring and the Crown (The Ring and the Crown, #1)
She talks about the delicious mix of magic and court intrigue in her new book, The Ring and the Crown, plus answers your questions about writing stories that reflect her heritage, favorite books, and what it was like to see her work on the screen!
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