: Interviews and Honorable Mentions
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Winner of the 2013 Oregon Spirit Book Award.
2014 Children’s Choices Book Award winner — the only national child-chosen awards program in the country.
Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2013.
2014 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee (Maryland Association of School Librarians)
Smash: Trial by Fire was listed as a “Book to Note” for Fall 2013 by the 100 Scope Notes blog.
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Smash writer Chris A. Bolton wrote a Guest Post for the Powells.com Book Blog on the birth of Smash, featuring the scandalous true story how we designed and created the character.
Who R U Blog — Q&A with Kyle and Chris talking about what it’s like to work together as brothers, their favorite childhood superheroes, and other titillating tales.
Book Bitch — exclusive interview with Smash himself! (Plus a surprise guest.)
Cynsations — Guest Post on how the Smash team made the graphic novel.
Green Bean Teen Queen — Guest Post about the magic of libraries and how they helped create a certain pint-sized superhero.
Charlotte’s Library — “The True Origin of the Brothers Bolton,” a comic written by Chris and illustrated by Kyle, all about growing up together. (Yes, it’s all true!)
Hooked On Books — the Smash Playlist, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the book!
Bildungsroman — Q&A with Kyle and Chris.