Advocate feature writer Donald Padgett interviewed me back in June about Felix and Zen and what I'm trying to accomplish with my books. His exclusive article now appears on their online and print platforms.
Montréal-based podcasters Kadi and Teffer have a wide-ranging conversation about Zenobia, noting a bunch of stuff no other reviewers have ever talked about. A really aware and nuanced read. Yes, thank you!
Conversation with Birthday author Meredith Russo in Shelf Awareness
For Pride, Shelf Awareness invited Meredith and me to have a conversation for publication. I had a blast emailing back and forth with her. The finished piece is edited down to about one tenth of its original length. Ha!
Felix nominated for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
Felix Yz has been chosen as one of 30 books that will be read by Vermont school kids through the 2018-2019 school year. The students then vote for the award winner. 30 is a big field and it's crammed with stellar competition, so a win is a long shot, but just to be nominated is an honor!
The folks at Kirkus have been so supportive of Felix, and they're doing amazing work with diversity across all the spectra.
November 22, 2017
East Bay Express Holiday Shopping Guide
Such an honor to have Felix included in this list of holiday book shopping ideas from the bay area in California! "Filled with characters all along the LGBTQ spectrum, Felix Yz is a heart-warming tale of acceptance and connection."
Five stars on two different scales from Kristie Lowry at YA Books Central! Woohoo! "Felix Yz is a wise and beautiful story that combines humor with heartache, and it’s sure to keep the attention of readers of all ages."
I had a really fun conversation with Peter Biello at New Hampshire Public Radio which aired as one of their regular "Bookshelf" features. Audio stream and complete text at the link, plus my top five book recommendations!
"Bunker has created an exceptional book for middle grade readers."
Much gratitude to Tasha Saecker at the blog Waking Brain Cells for a kind and insightful review! Also, "A dynamic mix of LGBT, science fiction and growing up, this novel is entirely unique just like its main character."
Guest blog post at Kid Lit Universe: That Lovely Family Humor Vibe
Joyce and Amy at Kid Lit Universe kindly invited me to write for them. The article is about the attempt I made in Felix Yz to depict a version of the quirky humor of my family while I was writing the book.