Sabaa Tahir

YA Author, Musichead, Book Junkie

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Introducing Debut Author Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Hey guys–I took a bit of a summer break in June, but I’m excited to get back to the Debut Author Series for July with Peter Brown Hoffmeister, whose book THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH, came out on May 17th, 2016. Publisher’s Weekly gave Peter’s book a STARRED review (one of many) and called it “Profane and profound… A raw offbeat novel with an abundance of honesty and heart.” You can find it here. ...
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Helene, fair Helene.

  I’m so excited to FINALLY share with you a snippet of Helene’s point of view. It’s over on Bustle–hope you have a chance to check it out!!!!  
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Introducing Debut Author Evelyn Skye

Welcome back, readers! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day! As May comes to a close, I’d like to introduce our author of the month, Evelyn Skye ! Evelyn’s novel, The Crown’s Game, was released on May 17 and debuted on the New York Time bestsellers list! Find a copy of this amazing novel here. For those of you just joining, I’ve been hosting a 2016 Debut Author Series, where I post short, Proust-inspired questionnaires ...
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BEA and BookCon Schedule

Are you going to BEA or BookCon??? Here’s my schedule, as well as info about how you can get an early copy of A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT if you are attending! BEA, FRIDAY, MAY 13: 8 a.m.: BEA Breakfast (ticketed event) 2-3 p.m: Signing A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT advanced copies at the Penguin Random House Booth (Booth 2433) 7 p.m.: Panel at THE BOOK STALL (811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093), with John Corey Whaley, David Arnold and ...
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Baa Mix 86: Winter/Spring 2016

I was in the writing cave for the past 8 months or so, so while I was listening to music, I never had the time to put it all in one post. So this is a weird hybrid mix of stuff I’ve listened to during that time, divided into Winter and Spring. If you’re going to listen to one song—Water by Ra Ra Riot. Wait, also the Smells Like Teen Spirit cover from Freedom Fry because holy $h!t. Favorite line is from “Shovels & Dirt” by the ...
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Introducing Debut Author Jeff Zentner

Despite all the excitement of this week, I couldn’t forget our debut author of the month, Jeff Zentner! Jeff’s novel, The Serpent King, was released on March 8.  For those of you just joining, I’ve been hosting a 2016 Debut Author Series, where I post short, Proust-inspired questionnaires with a 2016 debut author every month. Now, on to the interview… What character trait would you thieve from someone else (and who from)? I ...
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A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT COVER REVEAL!

Here’s the cover reveal and first chapter of the forthcoming sequel to AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, which is called A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT. I hope you guys enjoy it!   http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/18/torch-against-the-night-cover-excerpt-sabaa-tahir
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Introducing Debut Author Kerry Klettler

Welcome back, readers, to the 2016 Debut Author Series! March was full of great debut novels, so I couldn’t resist posting twice. For those of you just joining, I’ve been hosting a 2016 Debut Author Series, where I post short, Proust-inspired questionnaires with a 2016 debut author every month. Our fourth author is the wonderful Kerry Klettler, author of The First Time She Drowned.  What character trait would you thieve from someone ...
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Introducing Debut Author Alwyn Hamilton

Hello, readers! I’m excited to introduce our March debut author: Alwyn Hamilton! For those of you just joining, I’ve been hosting a 2016 Debut Author Series, where I post short, Proust-inspired questionnaires with a 2016 debut author every month. I kicked off the series with author Marieke Nijkamp, and last month I featured the lovely Kathryn Purdie!  Our third debut author of 2016 is Alwyn Hamilton. Alwyn’s book, Rebel of ...
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Introducing Debut Author Kathryn Purdie

Welcome back to the 2016 Debut Author Series! I hope you all enjoyed my last interview with debut author Marieke Nijkamp. I’m excited to introduce my second interviewee: Kathryn Purdie, author of Burning Glass (To be released March 1, 2016). Let’s begin! 1. What character trait would you thieve from someone else (and who from)? I want to be as unapologetically fierce as Sybella is in Dark Triumph by Robin LeFevers. She also ...