Sabaa Tahir

YA Author, Musichead, Book Junkie

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Introducing Debut Author Karuna Riazi

Hello, Emberlings! March is here (and gone, almost) and I’m so excited to introduce this month’s debut author, Karuna Riazi. I first knew Karuna only as @gildedspine on Twitter, and have been thrilled to see this fearless, wonderful lady use her voice with such grace and gravitas. Karuna’s middle grade novel The Gauntlet will be released on March 28, 2017. You can check it out here!       Sabaa: You can ...
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Introducing Debut Author Angie Thomas

March is almost here, as is the incredible book THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. In addition to being adorable and having excellent hair, Angie is a badass writer and has no fear of giant spiders. What more do you want? THE HATE U GIVE is out on Feb, 28, 2017. You can preorder it here! Sabaa: You can transform into any animal at will—which one and why? Angie: A bird, because then I could fly and not have to deal with airport security.  S: I ...
Baa Mix

Baa Mix 89

I’ve been horribly lax about posting up this mix. It’s a meld of songs from early winter and late winter, but a lot of these will probably show up on the Book 3 playlist. Favorites include Never Loved Me and Higher. Enjoy! Cold War Kids: Love is Mystical  K. Flay: Blood in the Cut  (Commandant Theme Song) Lea Porcelain: Bones  (Reminds me of 80s punk rock) Missio: Middle Fingers  (Ridiculous after 2 listens and I always skip it ...
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Introducing Debut Author S. Jae-Jones

Welcome to the New Year Emberlings! And what a better way to kick off 2017, with another Debut Author. This month’s author is fellow Ravenclaw S. Jae-Jones, with her novel Wintersong, slated for release on February 7th, 2017! You can check it out here.      1. You can transform into any animal at will—which one and why? A winged cat. Winged cats are awesome because you’re a furry death machine that can also fly.      2. Totally agree ...
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Introducing Debut Author Sandhya Menon

Welcome, welcome Emberlings, as the holiday season approaches, it is time for our December Debut Author!  In the spirit of the new year, I would like to introduce our very first 2017 debut, author Sandhya Menon, whose novel, When Dimple Met Rishi, is going to be released on May 30, 2017. You can preorder it here. You can transform into any animal at will—which one and why? A leopard, because they’re fast and hang out in trees (I had a weird ...
Call to Action


A lot of people right now want to do something to fight the hate and prejudice that seem suddenly rampant, but they don’t know what to do. I find it alarming that in a free and democratic society, this knowledge is not more widely disseminated. We’ve gotten so used to not having to change anything, that we’ve forgotten how one goes about changing things. So here is a short introduction to what YOU can do if you are spurred to action by the ...
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Introducing Debut Author Kerri Maniscalco

  Welcome readers, it is time for our November edition of the Debut Authors Series! This month I would like to introduce #1 New York Best Selling Author Kerri Maniscalco, whose novel, Stalking Jack The Ripper was released in October. You can check it out here! What character trait would you thieve from someone else (and who from)? My grandma’s imagination/childlike sense of wonder. She always used to find magic in everyday ...
Baa Mix

An Aural Alternative: Baa Mix 88

Ah, yes, fall in California, a time of endless raking, ridiculous drinks, and an overuse of sweaters in weather that doesn’t really merit it. And yet I still love it. Mostly because fall is when all the BEST albums come out. Looking at this now, I realize that it’s a bit dude-heavy. Sorry. I also left off Glass Animals, tho I do like their new one. But you all know about that album, judging from the number of people who have ...
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Introducing Debut Author Traci Chee

An interview with debut author Traci Chee, writer of the novel, The Reader.


Hey guys! I’m so excited to share some BIG NEWS with you! This is all due to you lovely Emberlings–thank you for supporting me and for supporting the books! Here’s to books 3 and 4! An Ember in the Ashes Series Gets Books 3 & 4