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.

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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Interview with Award-Winning Author Elissa Brent Weissman

Get to know Elissa… Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of multiple novels for middle grade readers. Nerd Camp won the 2011 Cybils Award for middle grade fiction and was a best summer novel for kids in The Washington Post. … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Leslye Walton

Get to know Leslye… Leslye Walton was born in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps because of this, She has developed a strange kinship with the daffodil. She too can only achieve beauty after a long, cold sulk in the rain. Her … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Amy Timberlake

Get to know Amy… Amy Timberlake’s newest book, One Came Home, has been called “a True Grit for the middle school set” (Bookpage), “a valentine to sisterhood and a bird that no longer exists” (The Washington Post), and “a rare gem … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Naomi Canale

Get to know Naomi…  Naomi Canale is a lifelong Nevadan obsessed with anything vintage and Tim Burton. In between creating art and loving on her three children, she writes young adult and new adult fiction with creepy noir themes. She … Continue reading

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