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Hopeless, Maine – Interview with Tom & Nimue Brown

Awake at Midnight:How does a Hopeless, Maine story develop? What is the interaction like between the writing and the art as they evolve in tandem? Tom & Nimue Brown:There has always been cross-fertilization between the writing and the art. In fact, for the first book, I did the cover before…

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Dan Poblocki – Shadow House Interview

Dan Pooblocki 2016

Today Dan Poblocki, one of our favorite authors, joins Awake at Midnight to discuss his unique new multi-format series, Shadow House. Poblocki’s work picked up where his major influence, John Bellairs, (the greatest pioneer of children’s horror,) left off. His newest book takes Poblocki’s creepy storytelling one step beyond as…

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Author Interview: L.C. Hanson

L.C. Hanson

L.C. Hanson, author of The Gideon Protocol, joins Awake at Midnight for an interview about Science Fiction for kids, the writing process, and self-publishing! Awake at Midnight:There are not a lot of hard sci-fi books written for kids. Given the popularity of the Star Wars & Star Trek franchises, why…

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Mary Downing Hahn Interview

Mary Downing Hahn 2016

Awake at Midnight welcomes Mary Downing Hahn, author of more than twenty books for children and an Edgar Award winner for Closed for the Season in 2010, (as well as the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Stepping on the Cracks, and countless others). Her ghost stories are classics…

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Interview: James Preller’s Scary Tales

  Awake at Midnight welcomes James Preller, author of Bystander and The Jigsaw Jones books, to discuss writing scary stories for kids and his middle-grade series Scary Tales.     Awake at Midnight:What frightening books influenced you as a kid? What gave you goosebumps? James Preller:I remember a book. I…

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