Fri, 22 August 2014
Michelle Schusterman, author of the I HEART BAND series and the forthcoming THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and MAUDEVILLE, is the kind of girl whose conversation feels more like a hug than a handshake. She’s so open-hearted, curious, and kind, it’s no wonder she’s always worked with middle and high school students, across the globe.
Michelle Schusterman Show Notes
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Michelle’s agent Sarah Davies
Jordan Hamessly, Michelle’s editor
The Coffeehouse Mystery books by Cleo Coyle
Direct download: Michelle_Schusterman.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:04am PDT
Wed, 13 August 2014
My good friend and YA author Kirsten Hubbard takes the mic to ask me a few questions for this mini-episode Q&A! We talk about why the podcast got started, why it's been so irregular to date, where it's going in the future, and a discussion of writing while traveling.
Direct download: Minisode-_QA.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:21pm PDT
Fri, 8 August 2014
Kara Taylor (soon to be Thomas) has a quick wit and an infectious laugh. In addition to being smart, sharp and funny, she’s a gifted and ambitious writer, crafting YA novels by day (the PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL series and a forthcoming book in 2016 from Random House) and TV shows by night. I caught up with Kara at her home in Long Island, and she gave me the rundown of her almost accidental television writing gig, how having a chip on her shoulder helps get words on the page, and why city life just isn’t for her.
Kara Taylor Show Notes
Clip from Jon Stewart bit about Long Island wanting to secede
Article on how much money California is losing because TV and movie productions are locating in other cities.
Article on the writer of Lethal Weapon
Direct download: Kara_Taylor.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:03pm PDT
Wed, 6 August 2014
Claire Legrand has a sweet heart and a dark imagination - a combination that has made for two magical middle grade novels (THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS and THE YEAR OF SHADOWS), and a forthcoming YA, WINTERSPELL, due out September 30 from Simon & Schuster. We met at her home in Princeton, New Jersey to talk scary stories for kids, earning honor badges in life, and finding time amidst the "author" madness to actually write.
Claire LeGrand Show Notes
Claire LeGrand’s agent Diana Fox
Claire’s blog post about leaving New York
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Lucy Ruth Cummins with S&S
Sarah Watts, artist for covers with S&S
Karl Kwasny, artist for Year of Shadows with S&S
E.T.A. Hoffmann's original Nutcracker
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Story by Robert McKee
Direct download: Claire_LeGrand_2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:25am PDT