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Interview Jan 31, 2013

I was interviewed by kids from the school newspaper at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin, MA on 1/31/2013. Coolness… (But I’m not sure what took me so dang long to get rid of that pizza plate.) 🙂

On authors, readers, and the Internet

YARN: You have your very own YouTube channel, tweet regularly, and post often on your website. Do you feel that these are now required extensions of your profession? Is this more so in YA or just a general shift in contemporary literature? Do you think social media creates more of a bond between author and reader?

MPH: This is yet another area in which I’m by no means an expert. I just do what feels natural and right by connecting with readers online. I appreciate the power the Internet brings in enabling authors like myself to hear from and speak with those who wish to connect with me.

– An except from YARN’s interview with Mark Peter Hughes

Read the rest on YARN here.

Interview with YA Review Network

Young Adult Review Network “The novels of Mark Peter Hughes…provide us with pure fun.” – The Young Adult Review Network

Sometimes as readers we forget that YA can be fun. Sure, we enjoy discussing its technical and literary components, but YA is often at its best with some gleeful enjoyment thrown into the mix. The novels of Mark Peter Hughes offer both the joys and tribulations of being a young adult and provide us with pure fun as well.

His novels, “i am the wallpaper,” “A Crack in the Sky,” “Lemonade Mouthand Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up (coming out on November 13!) tackle pesky younger neighbors, musical identity, a post-apocalyptic world, and our pasts’ inability to remain in our past. His books will make you laugh, ruminate, ponder, and pause.  In short, they will completely drain your e-reader battery.  (continue reading)

Hoping for a Lemonade Mouth tour? Want a sequel? Mark answers LM questions on WZRA TV!

Fox TV Interview

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I was on FOX-TV in Providence a few months back. Kind of more relevant now than before. Check it out above… 🙂