Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin, talks about her newest young adult novel, Odd One Out, out October 9! Nic talks about lies of imagination versus lies of convenience, “high taste” readers, and the benefits of eavesdropping.
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Nic and her brother were obsessed with the Harry Potter books when they were children
Nic Stone graduated from Spelman College, where she got to step into an environment where she felt she belonged
“Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors,” a friendship theory by Rudine Sims Bishop
Mae Carol Jemison (Astronaut)
John Green’s works inspired her to get into contemporary writing
Rena Rossner (Nic Stone’s agent at The Deborah Harris Agency)
Phoebe Yeh, Nic’s editor, said she loved Nic’s writing voice
Put together a 13 page proposal inspired by the story of Jordan Davis, a young black man killed in Florida over loud music, which then became Dear Martin
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