E.M. Kokie

Author of young adult fiction, including PERSONAL EFFECTS (Candlewick, 2012) and RADICAL (Candlewick Press, Fall 2016). Often opinionated. Sometimes Sarcastic.

Blogging At The Pirate Tree!

I'm thrilled to announce I'll be blogging once a month over at The Pirate Tree, a collective of children's and young adult writers interested in literature for youth and social justice issues. My first post is up today, a review of the fantastic Ask The Passengers, by A.S. King. I'm also deep into the drafting process on my next book,…

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In Our Own Words

I get asked a lot about how difficult it was to write Personal Effects from the first person POV of a seventeen-year-old male.  I answer the question by talking about avoiding generalizations, by knowing your individual character, by knowing that we are all more alike than different, and that this seventeen-year-old male I know very well, etc. But the truth…

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Announcing The MSFV Success Story Blog Hop!

Wow! The summer has flown by. I can hardly believe that Personal Effects will hit shelves in 6 weeks. I've recently updated the News & Events page with some book launch parties, conferences and festival appearances, and I will continue to update the list as additional events are scheduled. I'm posting today to alert you to a special blog tour that…

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Cover Reveal & Swag Giveaway!

I am thrilled to finally be able to share the cover for Personal Effects! Personal Effects (September 2012, Candlewick Press) Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he's been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad's lectures about following in his brother’s footsteps. T.J.'s gone, and the worst part…

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