Author Archives: Brittney Breakey

About Brittney Breakey

I love reading children’s fiction, coffee dates with my husband, trips to the library, thrift store bargains, chips and salsa, music of all kinds, lazy summer days, competitive games of Pictionary, and celebrating a long day of writing with ice cream and peppermint tea. I’m a two-time graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, and I’m currently working on a humorous mystery for middle graders. I launched Author Turf in January 2011, and it has been an absolute honor to work with so many inspiring authors, promote their work, and learn about their writing processes. I hope you enjoy each and every interview.

Interview with Newbery Honor Author Vince Vawter

Get to know Vince… Paperboy, a novel by Vince Vawter, has been named a 2014 Newbery Honor Book.  The book was published in May 2013 by Delacorte Press, a division of Random House.  Booklist, a publication of the American Library … Continue reading

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Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Oliver

Get to know Lauren… Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA novel Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international … Continue reading

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Author Interview with K.M. Walton

Get to know K.M…. K. M. Walton is the author of Cracked (Simon Pulse 2012), Empty (Simon Pulse 2013) and the co-author of Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking (Corwin Press 2011) for mathematics teachers K – … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Geoff Rodkey

Get to know Geoff… Geoff Rodkey is the writer of the Chronicles of Egg adventure-comedy series, which bestselling author Rick Riordan described as “Lemony Snicket meets Pirates of the Caribbean, with a sprinkling of Tom Sawyer.”   Geoff is also the Emmy-nominated writer of such … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Janet Fox

Introducing Janet… Janet Fox is a full-time resident of College Station, Texas, and a part-time resident of Montana (just outside of Yellowstone National Park). For more information, visit her website and blog. Let the conversation begin! What initially drew you to writing? … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Talia Jager

Get to know Talia… When Talia isn’t hiding in the bathroom from her six children munching on a chocolate bar, she enjoys hiking the red rocks in Utah or sitting on the beach with a Kindle in her hands and … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Mindi Scott

Get to know Mindi… Mindi Rochelle Scott lives near Seattle, Washington with her drummer husband in a house with a non-soundproof basement. Freefall, her first novel, was published in 2010. Her second novel, Live through This, released in 2012 by Simon Pulse. … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Rysa Walker

Get to know Rysa… Rysa Walker grew up on a cattle ranch in the South. Her options for entertainment were talking to cows and reading books. (Occasionally, she would mix things up a bit and read books to cows.) On … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Audrey Vernick

Get to know Audrey… Audrey Vernick writes funny picture books, nonfiction picture books and middle-grade novels. Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team was a New York Times Notable Book in 2012. Her 2014 releases are the … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Mary G. Thompson

Introducing Mary… Mary G. Thompson was raised in Cottage Grove and Eugene, Oregon. She was a practicing attorney for more than 7 years, including almost 5 years in the U.S. Navy, before moving to New York to write full time. She received … Continue reading

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