The Debut Club: An interview with Natasha Sinel, author of THE FIX

Sweet Sixteener Sonya Mukherjee recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Natasha Sinel about her debut contemporary YA novel, THE FIX (September 1, 2015 from Sky Pony Press).

About the Author: 

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Natasha Sinel grew up in Washington, D.C., received a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. After five years at Showtime Networks where she was Director of Marketing and Business Development, she left to begin her career writing young adult fiction. She lives in Northern Westchester, NY with her husband, three young sons and some fresh-water fish. She would like to have a dog and a cat, but she knows her limits, and can’t take care of another living thing. For now.

Find Natasha on her website, Goodreads, and Twitter.

About THE FIX:

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One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open.

Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she’s dealt with it entirely alone.

On the outside, she’s got it pretty good. Her family’s well-off, she’s dating the cute boy next door, she has plenty of friends, and although she long ago wrote her mother off as a superficial gym rat, she’s thankful to have allies in her loving, laid-back dad and her younger brother.

But a conversation with a boy at a party one night shakes Macy out of the carefully maintained complacency that has defined her life so far. The boy is Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict who recognizes that Macy is hardened by dark secrets. And as Macy falls for Sebastian, she realizes that, while revealing her secret could ruin her seemingly perfect family, keeping silent might just destroy her.

The Fix follows two good-hearted teenagers coming to terms with the cards they were dealt. It’s also about the fixes we rely on to cope with our most shameful secrets and the hope and fear that comes with meeting someone who challenges us to come clean.

THE FIX is available at: Amazon, Powell’s, Books A Million, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.  Continue reading

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The Debut Club: An interview with Alexandra Sirowy, author of THE CREEPING

Sweet Sixteener Kali Wallace recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Alexandra Sirowy about her debut YA thriller, THE CREEPING (August 18, 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers).

About the Author: 

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THE CREEPING is Alexandra Sirowy’s first novel. She was born in Northern California and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended a women’s college as an undergraduate and has a graduate degree in International Studies. She lives in Northern California with her husband.

Find Alexandra on her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

About THE CREEPING:

The Creeping Cover HRStella Cambren is the lucky one. When she was a kid, Stella and her friend Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella came back. Jeanie never did.

Eleven years later, Stella is over it—mostly. She can’t remember a time when people didn’t look at her with a question in their eyes. All Stella wants is to have the best summer of her life. Jeanie’s fate is lost in the black hole of her mind. It’s nothing but the past.

That is, until the fresh corpse of a little girl is found, one with eerie similarities to Jeanie, and Stella’s memories start coming back. As Stella uncovers the truth about the day Jeanie vanished, she discovers a trail of disappearances going back generations. Stella thinks remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t. And before the summer is over, Stella will learn that if you hunt for monsters, you’ll find them.

THE CREEPING is available for pre-order at: Amazon, Powells, Books A Million, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.  Continue reading