October 11th, 2013 ~ Guest Post on Pirate Penguin's Reads ~ "Behind [freerunning], there is a deep philosophy about respecting your environment, about staying young and loving movement, freedom, and invention, about play and expression and challenge."
October 10th, 2013 ~ Guest Post on Stacked ~ "In a time of life when I had no idea who I was as a person, who I wanted to be growing up, and who I was as a girlfriend, I knew that one truth. I came of age as a friend. More than boyfriends, more than athletics, more than even writing, the thing I was sure of was my friendships."
October 8th, 2013 ~ Guest Post on For What It's Worth ~ "Because if we really want superheroes for our girls, we need to create more than a token single hero. We need a multitude so that girls can find themselves in their heroes, whoever they are."
October 7th, 2013 ~ Review on Stacked ~ "This is a book that will linger in my mind for a long time, and it's one that solidifies Avasthi as a must-read author for me. She gets tough contemporary YA so right."
October 6th, 2013 ~ Guest Post on The Children's Book Review ~ "A good editor is a like a bridge from the writer’s vision to the reader’s desk."
October 5th, 2013 ~ Author Interview on Holes In My Brain ~ "I find it easier to write characters who are more unlike me than those ones who are like me."
October 3rd, 2013 ~ Review on Imaginary Reads ~ "This is a thrilling, exciting new read. I highly recommend it for those who enjoy a good psychological YA read."
October 2nd, 2013 ~ Guest Post on A Patchwork of Books ~ "The idea to tell this story in part prose and part graphics came from five disparate places: 1) a book I was reading 2) a question 3) a story 4) a memory and 5) a challenge."
October 1st, 2013 ~ Review and Guest Post on Bookish ~ Review - "With an engaging story line, beautiful illustrations, and wonderfully written prose, Chasing Shadows will stay with you long after you finish the last page." Guest Post - "Imagination is our tool to reconcile that which we can’t understand. Or those things we aren’t equipped to understand when they are presented to us. Write what you know? Write what you want to know. "
September 30th, 2013 ~ Author Interview on Page Turners Blog ~ "All writers have a certain psychological territory that they return to, even if the form and genre and everything else change. I find myself interested in how people recover from violence and I’m really inspired by those who do."
September 29th, 2013 ~ Author Interview on Alice Marvels ~ "By putting the darkness on the page, I keep it out of my life. And *chuckling evilly* let it enter yours."
September 27th, 2013 ~ Book Review on Holes In My Brain ~ "I really think Chasing Shadows is special."
September 25th, 2013 ~ Author Interview on The The Enchanted Inkpot ~ "I wrote [Chasing Shadows] in girls' voices because I feel like friendships, more than boyfriends who sort of came and went, were more of how I came of age."
September 25th, 2013 ~ Author Interview on The Hiding Spot ~ "Working in the theater...really shaped my writing. I think of characters as whole people whose desires drive the action of the story and that comes from the theatrical notions of superobjectives, objectives, tactics, and beats."
September 24th, 2013 ~ Author Interview on Wastepaper Prose ~ "Friendship in the face of violence is a very powerful thing -- perhaps even more important than the violence itself."