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Jasmine Warga’s My Heart and Other Black Holes

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Welcome to the March 12 episode of Late Night Debut! This week we feature Jasmine Warga's debut young adult novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, published by Balzer + Bray, which Publishers Weekly says "addresses adolescent depression and suicide with honesty and grace" and Gavin Extence (The Universe Versus Alex Woods) describes as "laced with pitch-perfect black humor." Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts Act 2: Co-host authors Sara Gundell and Dan Berne discuss Jasmine Warga's debut Act 3: Sara Gundell speaks with Jasmine about writing about depression, dark humor, pursuing your art, and the YA market I was trying to be as honest as I could about what depression feels like and how illogical it is … I was so frustrated reading all these books that gave you this beautiful language about depression, and that's wonderful and those are the types of quotes I would pull out as a teenager … [but] it doesn't feel beautiful when you're in that place and you can't move and you haven't washed your hair in weeks and all this stuff, it's not a pretty a condition, and so I was looking for just again, an honest image." GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of My Heart and Other Black Holes. Listen to the episode for details, then email your answer to amber@latenightlibrary.org by midnight on March 15. Listen here . . . Subscribe at iTunes Listen at Stitcher SmartRadio ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS: Sara Gundell is the founder of NovelNovice.com, a website focusing on promoting literacy and education through Young Adult literature. Sara has written about YA lit for Examiner.com, MTV and Yahoo, and is the author of FAME: Suzanne Collins, a biographical comic book about the author of The Hunger Games.   Dan Berne grew up in a working-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked in his way through college with jobs in drugstores, warehouses, U-bolt factories, and cement plants. He is the author of The Gods of Second Chances. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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