Pep Talk Archive

More pep talks coming soon! For now, enjoy a few of our favorites:


Our 2016 pep talkers:

photo of Daniel Jose Older   Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which begins with Half-Resurrection Blues.

Read Daniel's pep talk now!
     
photo of Carolivia Herron   Carolivia Herron is a writer of children's and adult literature, including Nappy Hair, and a scholar of African-American Judaica.

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photo of Alaya Johnson   Alaya Dawn Johnson has published six novels, including The Summer Prince, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2013, and Love Is the Drug.

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photo of Maggie Stiefvater   Maggie Stiefvater is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy and The Raven Cycle, which concluded with The Raven King in April 2016.

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photo of Jenny Han   Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and the sequel P.S. I Still Love You.

Read Jenny's pep talk now!