June 1, 2018
The Fun Issue
Featuring 325 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Fun Issue: special coverage of this summer's most fabulous page-turners
Mary Downing Hahn: Master of the Supernatural Tale
A Sponsored Interview with the Queen of Tween Screams
By Megan Labrise on June 4, 2018
To readers who think it’s fun to be frightened, Mary Downing Hahn is a haunted household name. Kirkus declares her “a master of the supernatural tale.” Longtime publisher Clarion calls her “the Queen of Tween Screams.”
“It’s a funny thing,” says Hahn, who’s best known for exquisitely chilling middle-grade ghost stories, “because when I was a kid, I was probably the biggest scaredy-cat” in her hometown of College Park, Maryland.
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This week, we catch up with one of the bestselling YA writers publishing today - Cassandra Clare. She talks to us about her latest books, her upcoming series, and what it's like wanting to satisfy a lot of fans who have different ideas about what her characters should be doing. Megan and Clay speculate on the working method James Patterson and Bill Clinton used to co-write THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING and our editors reveal which new bestsellers are worth your time!
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