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Book: Obviously  Author: Akilah Hughes Author Bio:  Akilah Hughes is a writer, comedian, and YouTuber, recently residing in Los Angeles, CA. She's been a digital correspondent for MTV, HBO, Fusion, Comedy Central and more. A Sundance Labs and USC MacArthur Foundation Civic Media Fellow, Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin Random House) is publishing a collection of her personal essays titled Obviously: Stories from my Timeline on September 24, 2019.  Her comedic YouTube channel, "It's Akilah, Obviously!" has amassed more than 150,000 subscribers.   1.  Your new book Obviously is due out September 24th and is highly anticipated, what can readers...

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Book: The Nobodies  Author: Liza Palmer Author Bio: "Liza Palmer is an internationally bestselling author of nine novels, including Conversations with the Fat Girl and Nowhere but Home. An Emmy-nominated writer, she lives in Los Angeles and works for BuzzFeed." (Source: www.lizapalmer.com)    1. Your novel The Nobodies, tells a story of a young journalist that must grow comfortable with rediscovering herself and career transitions. What’s some advice you have for anyone feeling they need to reinvent themselves? I get how scary and insurmountable it feels. The fear is visceral and muffles everything around you. And I know that it is as earth-shattering as you...

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Book: Devotion Author: Madeline Stevens  Author Bio: "Madeline Stevens is a writer from Boring, Oregon currently based in Los Angeles. Her first novel Devotion is newly available in the US and Canada from Ecco Press as of August 13, 2019. Devotion will also be published by Faber & Faber in the UK and translated into six languages. Madeline holds an MFA from Columbia University and her work has been published in a variety of literary magazines. She teaches creative writing to adults and children through Catapult and Writopia Lab."   1.  Where did the idea for this story come from and what do you hope readers take away from it? Working...

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Book: The Oysterville Sewing Circle Author: Susan Wiggs  Photo by: Susan Doupe Author Bio: "Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She's been featured in the national media, including NPR's Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally.From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. At the age of eight, she self-published her first novel, entitled "A Book About Some Bad Kids."Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries. Her recent novel, Marrying Daisy Bellamy, took the...

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Book: Lust Now, Cry Later Author: Tahanee Roberts Author Bio: "Tahanee is the Author of Lust Now, Cry later, Relationship Columnist for Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Magazine, Host, and Creator of the YouTube series ‘Bedroom, Busters, Bites,’ and Writer for her blog, ‘Cook, Cheat, Love.’ Her passion is offering women logical resolutions, methods, and suggestions to accomplish a positive outcome in their relationships. Although Tahanee understands the human needs and desires regarding the way we interact, connect, and behave with ourselves and others; she does not believe that one needs companionship to attain happiness, and successfully thrive in life."...

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