16 Sep

YA Cafe: Interview with Julia Mayer

Posted in Interviews, Reading, Teen Lit, YA Cafe

Welcome Back to YA Cafe, where book lovers can gather and chat about teen literature. I’m your barista, along with Ghenet from All About Them Words.

Each Friday we pick from a menu of topics and share our thoughts on our respective blogs. We’ve also got plans brewing for interviews, events and even some exciting giveaways, so stay tuned! Join the discussion by responding in the comments, on your own blogs or on twitter using the hash tag #yacafe.

Today, Ghenet and I are really excited to unveil our very first video interview at YA Cafe.  A few weeks ago we met up with debut YA author Julia Mayer in New York and got a chance to chat with her about her first book: Eyes in the Mirror.  Some of the topics we covered:

  • Julia’s adventures in publishing Eyes in the Mirror
  • 826NYC, the awesome program where Julia wrote her first draft as a teen
  • Writing from different points of view
  • Seeing situations from multiple perspectives
  • And, of course, Julia’s best advice for aspiring authors


Now, without further ado, here’s the interview!


We hope you enjoyed watching the video interview!   Guess what?  There’s also a giveaway!  Ghenet and I managed to score an ARC of Eyes in the Mirror, which we got Julia to sign an now we’re going to give it to one of you.  Just leave a comment either here or at Ghenet’s blog and we’ll let Random.org pick a winner.  Contest is open until Wednesday, September 21 at 11:59pm ET.  We’ll announce the winner next Friday.

Keep reading.  Keep writing.  Keep being awesome!

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