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Young Adult Fiction

Conversations: Ashley Elston, "10 Truths and a Dare"

On this edition of Conversations, Ashley Elston talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest YA novel, "10 Truths and a Dare." Elston is the author of several novels including: “10 Blind Dates,” “The Rules for Disappearing,” “This Is Our Story,” and “The Lying Woods.” Although written for a young adult audience, Elston's novels have many adult readers as well.


Conversations: Melissa de la Cruz, "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: the Road Trip"

On this edition of Conversations, Melissa de la Cruz talks with host Dan Skinner about “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: the Road Trip.” Melissa is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series, as well as many other best-selling novels, for readers of all ages, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series. 


Conversations: Jillian Boehme, "The Stolen Kingdom"

On this edition of Conversations, Jillian Boehme talks with host Dan Skinner about her new young adult novel, “The Stolen Kingdom.” Boehme is known to the online writing community as “Authoress,” hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a popular blog for aspiring authors. Her previous novel is “Stormrise.” 


Conversations: Maureen Johnson, "Hello, Cruel Heart"

On this edition of Conversations, Maureen Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest YA novel, “Hello, Cruel Heart.” It's the story of a teenaged Cruella de Vil in 1967 London. Johnson is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many YA novels, including “13 Little Blue Envelopes,” ‘Suite Scarlett,” “The Name of the Star”, and the “Truly Devious” series. 

Conversations: Angeline Boulley, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

On this edition of Conversations, Angeline Boulley talks with host Dan Skinner about her debut novel, “Firekeeper's Daughter.” Boulley is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. 


Sharon G. Flake, "The Life I'm In"

On this edition of Conversations, Sharon G. Flake talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Life I’m In,” a sister novel to the bestselling “The Skin I’m In.” This second novel takes place a year later and deals with human trafficking. Flake is a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner. Many of her novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association. 


Conversations: Crystal Maldonado, "Fat Chance, Charlie Vega"

On this edition of Conversations, Crystal Maldonado talks with host Dan Skinner about her debut Young Adult novel, “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.” Maldonado is a writer by night and a marketer and social media manager by day. She has been published in “Latina” magazine, “The Hartford Courant,” and “Dogster.” She is also the co-founder of the online magazine “Positively Smitten.” 


Conversations: David Arnold, "The Electric Kingdom"

On this edition of Conversations, David Arnold talks with host Dan Skinner about his first science fiction novel, “The Electric Kingdom.” The dystopian story is set 20 years after a worldwide pandemic decimates most of the population. Arnold is the New York Times bestselling author of “Kids of Appetite,” “Mosquitoland,” and “The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik.” 


 

Conversations: Alexandra Bracken, "Lore"

On this edition of Conversations, Alexandra Bracken talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lore: Bind Your Fate to Me.” Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Darkest Minds” series and the “Passenger" series. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages and has also been adapted for the big screen. 


Conversations: Ally Condie, "Matched" - 10th Anniversary Reissue

On this edition of Conversations, Ally Condie talks with host Dan Skinner about the Deluxe Gold Edition reissue of “Matched” which was first published in 2010. Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling “Matched” trilogy and co-author of the “Darkdeep” middle grade series. A former English teacher, she is also the founder and director of the nonprofit WriteOut Foundation


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