Teen Read Week was October 16th through the 22nd, but here at The Hub, we’re celebrating all month long with 31 Days of Authors. On each day in October, we’ll bring you exclusive author interviews and profiles plus reflections on what YALSA-recognized books have meant to us. Today we feature Julie Kagawa, whose book The Iron King is #5 on this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list.
Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series has already received numerous accolades, and it’s no wonder that the first book in the series, The Iron King, made it into the Top 5 of this year’s Teens’ Top Ten! We bring to you an exclusive interview with Julie on the honor of this award, her love of gaming, Hollywood, and more.
CM: Congratulations on The Iron King making it on YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten for 2011! What does placing in the Top 5 mean to you?
JK: For me, it’s awesome because this is an award that the teens themselves voted for. Not a panel of experts or book critics, but the audience I wanted to write for all along. To have them vote The Iron King into the Top 5 is an honor I can’t begin to express. Thank you!