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#LoveOzYAbookclub October 2022 author Interview – POPPY NWOSU (Hometown Haunts)

An anthology is always a slightly different beast from a full length novel, and we have a great interview this month with Poppy Nwosu, who gives us some insight into the process of putting our October read HOMETOWN HAUNTS together. I’d love to see more horror fiction in Australian YA, so I’m all for it! …

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#LoveOZYAbookclub Aug 2022 author interview: KAY KERR (Social Queue)

Hi and welcome to our Author Interview with Kay Kerr author of this month’s title SOCIAL QUEUE: What gave you the idea to set SOCIAL QUEUE in the first months of university? I was thinking a lot about bullying, particularly during the release of my first novel Please Don’t Hug Me, when I was getting …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub July 2022 author interview – Kate Murray (We Who Hunt the Hollow)

It’s lovely to have Kate Murray, author of this month’s title WE WHO HUNT THE HOLLOW, here to visit on the bookclub blog! I hope you enjoy the chance we had to pick Kate’s brain about female superheroes, Umbrella Academy, and why she prefers editing over writing – read on… Hi Kate! Can you tell …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub – May 2022 author Interview: JODI MCALISTER (Libby Lawrence Is Good At Pretending)

Hey Jodi! Tell us a bit about the backstory for Libby Lawrence, and how the idea came to you This is a book about theatre kids with too many emotions, and I wrote the first draft of it many, many years ago, when I was a theatre kid with too many emotions. In the book, …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub April 2022 author interview: ASTRID SCHOLTE – (League of Liars)

Hello everyone. We are super excited to bring you an #LoveOZYAbookclub interview with Astrid Scholte author of LEAGUE OF LIARS. League of Liars is set in an interesting world, where did you get the inspiration from? Thank you! The world of League of Liars was really fun to write. I knew I wanted a magic …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub March 2022 author Interview – VANESSa LEN (Only a Monster)

Good morning, friends! (or if you’re reading this later, good day to you!) Today we have a lovely interview from the amazing Vanessa Len, debut author of the smashing bestseller ONLY A MONSTER, our March 2022 title. Read on to find a link to Vanessa’s writing playlist for the book, her favourite fictional tropes, and …

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#LoveOZYAbookclub February 2022 author interview: ALICIA JASINSKA (The Midnight Girls)

Hi and welcome to our Author Interview with Alicia Jasinska author of this month’s title The Midnight Girls. The Midnight Girls is set in an interesting world, where did you draw your inspiration from? The story takes place in a magical fantasy version of 18th century Poland – specifically during the reign of Poland’s last …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub December 2021 author interview – Tobias Madden (Anything But Fine)

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Five Messy Questions with #LoveOzYAbookclub 😊 Before we kick off our brand new 2022, I thought it might be nice to finish with a Q&A from Tobias Madden, the author of our final book for 2021, Anything But Fine. * What other media inspired you during the writing of …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub September 2021 author interview: LYNDALL CLIPSTONE (Lakesedge)

Hi, and welcome to our Author Interview with Lyndall Clipstone, author of this month’s title Lakesedge. Lakesedge is set at a very interesting house and lake, what gave you the inspiration to set it there? I always loved the house from The Secret Garden with one hundred locked up rooms, and I love the gothic trope of …

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#LoveOzYAbookclub – August 2021 author Interview: DANIELLE BINKS (The Monster of Her Age)

Danielle Binks is not only a delightful person, she’s also a literary agent and a talented writer – which is a pretty stunning combination. She was kind enough to answer some questions for bookclub about the creation of this month’s LoveOzYA title, THE MONSTER OF HER AGE, her love for pop-culture icon Drew Barrymore [author …

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