Interview with Daphne Benedis-Seize, Writer of MG Thriller, I WILL FIND YOU (Scholastic Press)

Written by Daphne Benedis-Seize
Writer: Scholastic
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Nicky has disappeared!

Oliva, Leo, and Gracie–three seventh graders who’ve little or no in widespread besides for a way a lot they dislike Nicky, the college bully–have been the final ones to see him. They’re certain that there are clues the police are overlooking. And so they every have their very own secret purpose for needing to seek out him as quickly as potential.

As they examine, they uncover that issues are extra difficult than that they had appeared. Nicky’s victims made a plan to get revenge on him–a plan that’s gone terribly incorrect. Can they discover out the place Nicky is earlier than it’s too late?

Thriller, thrilling twists, and spot-on friendship dynamics mix to make this a page-turning learn and a considerate have a look at bullying, revenge, and the true that means of punishment and forgiveness.

Preorder from wherever you purchase books. Signed copies will likely be obtainable at Daphne’s native unbiased bookstore, Second Star to the Proper.

I write thrillers as a result of I’ve at all times beloved studying them, so my start line is at all times a (hopefully) juicy what-if. It must be one thing I do know I’d prefer to learn, just like the sort of what-ifs created by my favourite thriller writers Lois Duncan and Karen McManus (I at all times learn books for writing inspiration!). I Will Discover You takes place in the identical faculty as my earlier center grade thrillers, I KNOW YOUR SECRET and I KNOW YOU’RE LYING and that dictated a number of the parameters of FIND YOU.

All of the books takes place in the middle of a single day, in order that wanted to remain the identical, however each of the earlier books passed off in class, so I needed to range it up in FIND YOU. I began fascinated with area journeys after which remembered the tenting journey I took with my freshman class in highschool and all of the potential for thriller that was there. The what-if I then got here up with was, “what if 4 seventh graders are assigned to the identical cabin however within the morning solely three of them stay?” (Fast spoiler- this isn’t a homicide thriller.) And that arrange the query that drives the remainder of the story: the place precisely did that fourth child go and why? To seek out out you need to learn the guide  

Each guide I write displays the problems I’m considering in my life on the time I’m writing. Sure issues come up frequently in my tales: identification, race, neurodiversity, how individuals deal with feelings and challenges of their lives, the best way we select to deal with one another and the influence that has. I feel each guide I write touches on my core perception that everybody has a narrative and to know different people we have to take heed to these tales.I need readers to fall into the tales I write, keen to show pages to seek out out what occurs after which shocked and happy by the ending. And I hope that in that there’s additionally new empathy and surprise for the individuals of their world. 

My most sensible recommendation is that this: write on daily basis. Write while you really feel prefer it, write while you don’t. Even on days while you suppose each phrase is terrible, it’s one thing to return again to and edit the next day. And chances are high it’s not as dangerous as you thought! My most important recommendation: your story is exclusive and particular and has by no means been advised earlier than. The world will likely be higher if you happen to share it!   

I simply bought a job as a junior/senior excessive librarian! 4 years in the past, when my youngsters have been on the brink of apply to varsity, I went again to highschool and bought my SMLS, aka my librarian diploma. I spent three wonderful years working because the librarian at an elementary faculty in Brooklyn- Debbie, you understand how superior that group is since you did a unbelievable go to with my college students there! Now I’m attending to work with older college students nonetheless doing what I am keen on: serving to college students discover books they love! 

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