Author Interview || Hannah Carmack

A few weeks ago, Hannah Carmack got in contact with me to review her new novella and interview her for the blog and I instantly got interested in this when she told me what it was about. Take Your Medicine is an Alice retelling with a protagonist that has Vasovagal Syncope, something that I also live with my whole life although with different triggers. For those who don’t know what this is, Vasovagal Syncope occurs when you faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. It was so nice to see a part of me in a book that I’ve never seen before so I’m glad to bring Hannah here to share a bit about her writing.

Interview

Q1: Where did the inspiration to write an Alice retelling with a protagonist who has Vasovagal Syncope came from?

Ironically, it started with her mother. Having the Queen of Hearts as a Cardiothoracic surgeon was a no brainer, but it had to be relevant. Living with a physical disability, I also knew I wanted to write about a character who struggled with illness. The two kind of met in the middle and blended perfectly.

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After Simon – Where are the YA F/F books?

Love, Simon, an M/M book that was turned into a movie just hit the movie theaters and everyone has been talking about this. But maybe you just got out of the theater wondering: Where are the F/F books for teenage girls?

I’ve decided to do an intro post for the people who don’t know a lot about YA F/F books. Maybe you do know a few books here and there but you or a friend want to read a different genre or a different experience. I hope this post can help you out on how to get started!

In the end, I choose 10 books + 1 bonus. Some of these books are personal favorites and others are books that I’m dying to read. From fluffy to angst, to romance heavy and books with little romance, all these F/F books will give you at least a first start on YA literature for girls who like other girls.

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