This novel is fantastic! I can't wait to be one of the 500 attendees who get to say " I meet Zach shortly after the publication of his furst novel at ALAN." One of the great things about the ALAN Workshop is opening your box and browsing the covers. I am always interested in the books by authors I have never heard of before. You browse books a bit, you read the blurbs, you read a few pages and you settle in, waiting for the moment when you get to her a debut author talk about the new book.
As the current President, I have been fortunate to be able to read quite a few debut novel over the past year. Can I tell you a secret? You are going to love the debut authors that will be attending this year. In addition, I have asked
the publisher to put me in touch with some these authors in order to highlight a few "unknowns" before the workshop. Zach was one of the first to responded to my list of questions. Below the photos I have attached a pdf of his answers.
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You will notice that I have given a review here, I have already based on the book to a local teacher. It needs to be in hands of kids. Besides, it is hard to be a starred review from Kirkus. Read the interview. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Get ready. He will be at the reception on the Sunday night before the workshop.