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Novel Concept Episode 3: Julie Murphy

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On this third episode of Novel Concept, host Rachel Carter chats with Julie Murphy, the young adult author of Side Effects May Vary, and Dumplin’, (Balzer + Bray; September 15, 2015). The topic this week is plus-size heroines: Rachel and Julie discuss what it’s like to see themselves in the books they read and how Dumplin’ is giving readers everywhere a plus-size heroine they can root for.

Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

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