The Debut Club: An interview with Maggie Lehrman, author of THE COST OF ALL THINGS

Sweet Sixteener Jeff Garvin recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Maggie Lehrman about her YA contemporary debut novel, THE COST OF ALL THINGS (May 12, 2015, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray).

Maggie LehrmanAbout the Author:

Maggie Lehrman is a writer whose first novel for young adults, The Cost of All Things, is available from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. For nine years she was an editor at Abrams Books, where she edited middle grade and young adult novels and graphic novels, as well as a handful of picture books. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she graduated from Harvard College with a BA in English. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Kyle.

Find Maggie on her websiteTwitter, tumblr, and Goodreads.




The Cost of All ThingsAbout THE COST OF ALL THINGS:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets We Were Liars in this thought-provoking and brilliantly written debut that is part love story, part mystery, part high-stakes drama.

What would you pay to cure your heartbreak? Banish your sadness? Transform your looks? The right spell can fix anything…. When Ari’s boyfriend Win dies, she gets a spell to erase all memory of him. But spells come at a cost, and this one sets off a chain of events that reveal the hidden—and sometimes dangerous—connections between Ari, her friends, and the boyfriend she can no longer remember.

Told from four different points of view, this original and affecting novel weaves past and present in a suspenseful narrative that unveils the truth behind a terrible tragedy.

THE COST OF ALL THINGS is available for purchase at McNally Jackson, HarperCollins, IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

Jeff: Hi Maggie, thanks so much for taking the time out of your crazy schedule to do this this interview.

Maggie: Thanks, Jeff! Glad to be here.

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