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Interview with Kendra Fortmeyer, Author of Hole in the Middle

In the words of her father, Kendra Fortmeyer was “born in a barn and raised in a stable environment.” She grew up in the lush woods of central North Carolina, surrounded by stacks of books from her local small-town library.

Now a Pushcart Prize-winning fiction writer, Kendra has been recognized by grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Dafna Zamarripa-Gensundheit Prize, and the Michener Center for Writers, and her writing has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, One Story, Lightspeed, The Toast, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from the New Writers Project at UT Austin, and is a 2016 graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop.

HOLE IN THE MIDDLE, her debut magical realist YA novel that challenges the way society teaches girls to think about their bodies, is available now.

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Sadie – Courtney Summers

COURTNEY SUMMERS lives and writes in Canada. She is the author of What Goes AroundThis is Not a TestFall for AnythingSome Girls AreCracked Up to BePlease Remain Calm, and All the Rage.

Sadie is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip—a gripping thriller with a true—crime podcast edge. Clear your schedule. You’re not going anywhere until you’ve reached the end.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There’s Someone Inside Your House and Anna and the French Kiss 

“A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read. Sadie grabs you and won’t let you go until you’ve borne witness.” —Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and The Divergent series

A gripping novel about the depth of a sister’s love; poised to be the next book you won’t be able to stop talking about. Continue reading Sadie – Courtney Summers