Tue, 29 January 2019
Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times bestselling HIS FAIR ASSASSINS series, talks about the memories that live on in our bodies, the downside to critique groups, and how writing her breakout series retriggered old trauma--sidelining her ability to write for more than a year. She worked her way, physically and emotionally, back to write the latest in the series, COURTING DARKNESS, out February 5, 2019.
Robin LaFevers Show Notes
RWA (Romance Writers of America)
Jesus Camp (documentary)
Tue, 22 January 2019
Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of PIECING ME TOGETHER a Newberry Honor book and winner of the Coretta Scott King award, THIS SIDE OF HOME, and many others, and co-author of WATCH US RISE, out February 12. Renée is also founder and executive director of the I, Too Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization housed in the home of legendary poet Langston Hughes, committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts.
Renée Watson Show Notes
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Renee Watson
Kate Messner (author)
Kendolyn Walker, program director at I, Too
Ellice Lee, graphic designer for I, Too and Associate Art Director of Philomel, Penguin Random House
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors
Tue, 15 January 2019
Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN, CROWN OF WISHES, and the ARU SHAH series talks about the first book in her latest young adult series, THE GILDED WOLVES, out January 15. She talks about connecting to her history through fairy tales, how being voted most likely to succeed caused a lot of angst, and the pressure of picking an AIM away message.
Roshani Chokshi Show Notes
Sailor Moon (cartoon)
Christiane Amanpour (TV broadcast journalism)
National Treasure (movie)
Lara Croft (video game character)
Tomb Raider (movie)
The Librarian (movie)
The Mummy (movie)
Tue, 8 January 2019
Tracey Neithercott, author of Gray Wolf Island, talks about being inspired by unsolved mysteries and real life treasure hunters, how writing shapes our identities, and how she wrote her debut book while dealing with a life-altering chronic pain diagnosis.
Tracey Neithercott Show Notes
The Bodyguard (movie)
Dawson’s Creek (TV show)
Sarah LaPolla, literary agent
Stand By Me (movie)
Forrest Fenn (antiquities dealer who buried a treasure)
Wed, 2 January 2019
Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood and its forthcoming sequel, as well as Tales from the Hinterlands, talks about stuffing her debut book with secret book recommendations, the borderlessness of being a young reader, and loving angry girls in fiction.
Melissa Albert Show Notes
A Spark of Light (Barnes & Noble exclusive edition)
Working Partners (work for hire book company in England)
The Twilight Zone (TV show)
Romeo + Juliet (movie)
Love Lists, a blog post by Stephanie Perkins
Emma Chastain, writer
Welcome to Night Vale (podcast)