Click here for the interview from Brenda Drake and Nikki Roberti. Excerpts below. Thanks to everyone for this interview!
Mentor: Why did you choose [Allison and Carlyn]?
Rachel: Both books have incredible voices that suck you in from page one! Furthermore, Allison and Carlyn push YA boundaries in a pretty fearless way. That’s exactly what we were looking for.
Kit: Both Carlyn + Allison had that killer combo of voice + concept + humor. And the third element wasn’t even one I knew I was looking for, but for both it really sealed the deal.
Mentor: Summarize [Allison’s] book in three words.
Sex or swim.