Wed, 25 January 2017
Hello from Veronica Roth’s tour in support of her new book, Carve the Mark! Veronica invited me to go with her on tour as emcee, and we take a break after one of our shows to talk about entering an alternate dimension in the Atlanta airport, amazing bookstore dogs, and when we first learned the power of language.
Veronica Roth minisode
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
“Depression Beard” from Supernatural
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
After the Fall by Kate Hart
How To Break A Boy by Laurie Devore
Tue, 10 January 2017
Author of the DIVERGENT series Veronica Roth - whose new book, CARVE THE MARK, is out Jan. 17 - returns to the podcast to update me on what she’s been up to since her last episode, giving her story ideas code names, why she’s obsessed with iron grates over windows, and why she decided her next novel should be set in space.
Veronica Roth Show Notes
Listen to her previous First Draft interview here!
FOUR, the collection of Divergent short stories
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman (listen to her First Draft podcast here) and Jay Kristofftx
Tue, 3 January 2017
Join me as I talk to D.J. MacHale, author of dozens of middle grade novels, including THE CURSE OF THE BOGGIN, first book in his new series THE LIBRARY, out now! DJ also created and wrote the Nickelodeon series ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? He talks about writing and starring in a 90-minute original Marx Brothers movie, outlining 10 books in a week, and taking critique from his mother.
DJ MacHale Show Notes
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA by Katherine Paterson
Alfred Hitchcock’s scary short story compilations
ABC after school special Seasonal Differences
Uta Hagen, actress in seasonal differences
Chris Cross (TV show)
The Shining by Stephen King
Are You Afraid of the Dark podcasts:
Nostalgianauts revisit the TV series
Are You Afraid of the Snark, comedians doing live commentary on episodes
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Show interviews DJ
Quantum Leap (TV show)
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne