5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Interview Barrie Summy

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I think that kids that loved Laurel Snyder’s Bigger Than a Bread Box when they were in fourth or fifth grade are going to love The Disappearance of Emily H when they get to seventh or eighth grade. Barrie Summy does a lovely job weaving in some magical realism in this thrilling upper middle grade mystery.

5,4,3,2,1 Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about  THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H?

Eighth-grader Raine Watson can read other people’s memories from objects they’ve touched. When she grabs a memory that reveals a little about what happened to missing teen, Emily Huvar, Raine decides to solve the mystery. Throw in some mean girls, a new friend, an interesting boy and some danger….And you’ve got The Disappearance of Emily H.

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2. What is your favorite thing about being an author?

I love that moment when a story comes together. When the voice is working, and the characters are acting like themselves, and the plot unfolds without feeling forced. For me, it usually takes till around the third draft.

3. What’s the hardest thing about being an author?

Well, you do have to be prepared to spend a boatload of time alone.

4. If you could spend one day inside the world of any book which book would you pick?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I think I could make some good friends at Hogwarts. 🙂

5. What advice do you have for the young writers in my classroom?

Read widely. Write. Try things new and a little outside your comfort zone. Write some more. Believe in yourself.

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Barrie Summy is the author of the I So Don’t Do mystery series starring thirteen-year-old detective Sherry Holmes Baldwin and the recently released The Disappearance of Emily H. Barrie lives in Southern California with her husband, their four children, two dogs, a veiled chameleon, and a fish. There was once a dwarf hamster, but let’s not go there. Visit her online at barriesummy.com.
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One thought on “5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Interview Barrie Summy

  1. Thank you for the great review! High praise, indeed, to be compared to Laurel Snyder. And I got a kick out of the 5,4,3,2,1 interview format. Thank you!


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