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Author Archive: "Emily Whitman"

Kids’ Q&A: Emily Whitman

Describe your new book.
Wildwing is a tale of love, time travel, and the wisdom of following your heart. Fifteen-year-old Addy is pulled from school and set to work as a maid for an eccentric old man, but she knows there must be more to life. So when she enters a locked room and finds a time travel machine, she grabs her chance and runs away to the Middle Ages. There, she's found wandering amidst the splintered remains of a shipwreck, and mistaken for the young woman arriving to marry the lord of the castle. If Addy can play her part, she'll have the respect and riches she's always dreamed of. But soon she's falling in love with the falconer's son, and the castle has dangerous secrets of its own — secrets to which Addy holds the only key.

Why do you write books for kids?
I write YA because I want to write about transformation and having the guts to change; because teens insist on emotional honesty; because I like the pace and excitement of YA; because talking with ...

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