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National Book Award winner and all around nifty person, Sara Zarr, has a fantastic podcast series, This Creative Life.  You can listen to her interviewing debut authors Brian Bliss and me (!) right here: http://www.sarazarr.com/archives/3556

Dear Teen Me: in which I tell my 16 year old self to tell the truth, always. Even when it’s hard. Especially when it’s hard.

Starred review in School Library Journal said ” Bassett’s debut novel scores a hat-trick of literary merit in a strongly crafted and complex plot, deeply drawn characters with palpable grief, and beautifully woven and rich prose.”

Kirkus called WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS “A contemplative look at redemption and relationships for readers with more literary tastes.” (Fiction. 13-18) Read full review here.

Starred VOYA gave WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS 5/5 quality rating and 4/5 popularity rating, calling it a “heartbreaking, fantastic debut…Anna is someone readers will want to spend time with, hoping to see her find her way out of her grief and into the rest of her life.”

A lovely review from the San Francisco Book Review folks.

Check out this National Writers Series interview, in which Kate talks about everything from the importance of hammock time to how she got her start as a writer.

The Harbor Light Newspaper’s LitChat editor, Emily Meier, talks books, tunes, and the importance of finding your voice with Kate.

Traverse Magazine published this fun Q&A in its October issue.

Seven Steps of Revision (with words from wise writers). A guest post on Adventures in YA Publishing.