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A Literary Friendship Through the Demands of Success

New York Times bestselling authors Angie Thomas and Nic Stone discuss Thomas’s third book,“Concrete Rose.”

Angie Thomas and Nic Stone with the cover of “Concrete Rose.”
Angie Thomas and Nic Stone. Photo illustration; Image sources: Imani Khayyam/Nigel Livingstone

On December 9, 2015 — at 5:57 p.m. — I made a decision that would change my life: I slid into the DMs of a woman named Angela C. Thomas. I’d heard about this woman from a writer friend who thought…




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