So, this is a debut author edition unlike any other. Why is that? Well, two words - SCARY MERMAIDS. Super awesome, right? Anne Greenwood Brown's debut, Lies Beneath, just hit shelves this month. We are so psyched she had a chance to chat with us about her dark mermaids, the gorgeous setting of Lake Superior, and her incredibly inspiration story how she came to be a published author. We also kick off the podcast with a very...special.. discussion about lakes. This is a must listen so get downloading or hit play on our in browser player. You don't want to miss it!
Also, be sure to stop us and say hi if you're at ALA this weekend in Anaheim. We'll be there throughout the weekend and would love to meet you!
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Jessi Kirby is an amazing writer-- and she's a fellow Southern Californian! We're practically neighbors, so we were thrilled to get the chance to sit down with Jessi and chat about her writing. Her latest book, In Honor, came out in May from Simon and Schuster, following her debut novel, Moonglass, which was published last year.
We had the best time talking to Jessi about the way one of her students inspired her to write a book, what it was like writing a second book versus her first, and her tips for achieving a work/life balance as a mom.
We love doing Debut Author Editions, and we love doing KidLit Corner episodes... so guess how much we loved doing a podcast that falls into both categories. Hint: A LOT! We had a great time interviewing author Lynne Kelly via Skype. Her first novel, Chained, is a stirring middle grade novel about the strong bond between a boy and an elephant, set in India.
It was fascinating to talk to Lynne about the research she did for this book, and how she made sure everything was completely authentic-- check out the interview!
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Are you in the mood for a road trip to kick off summer? We've got the perfect author interview for you!
We had the opportunity to Skype with author Hilary Weisman Graham about her debut novel, Reunited, out this month from Simon & Schuster. Reunited tells the story of three ex-best friends who come together one more time for a road trip to see the band they idolized years ago.
Hilary talked to us about her experience on reality TV, her transition from being a screenwriter to writing a YA novel, and how awesome it was to produce songs for her fictional band, E3. We even have the songs at the end of the show for you to enjoy!
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We have a fantastic debut author interview for you today-- a conversation with Martha Brockenbrough! We know you're thinking: "I've heard of Martha Brockenbrough! She's not a debut author!" It's true, folks. Martha has written nonfiction, but Devine Intervention is her first YA novel, which is certainly cause for celebration!
She talked to us via Skype about writing for young adults, her involvement in the founding of National Grammar Day, and, of course, all about her heartwarming, hilarious novel, Devine Intervention, which just came out last week. Visit Martha's Web site to learn more about her.
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This month, we have Leigh Bardugo, author of Shadow and Bone, on the show. If you love fantasy, you're going to love this book! With its Russian-inspired setting and vivid characters, we found it spellbinding.
We had so much fun sitting down to chat with Leigh at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. She told us about the fascinating way she developed the language in the book, the scientific aspects of the magic system, and we addressed the all-important topic of CAKE.
If you're in the Southern California area, don't miss your chance to meet Leigh Bardugo in person! Her pre-launch party for Shadow and Boneistonight, June 4th, at Skylight Books in LA. And then she's going on tour right away. Check her news page for the details and see if she'll be in your neighborhood in the next few weeks! Trust us, you WANT to meet Leigh. She is fantastic.
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Continuing our Debut Author series, we bring you an interview with Jenny Torres Sanchez, author of The Downside of Being Charlie. We were lucky enough to chat with Jenny via Skype about what it was like writing from a male point of view, why she writes the hard-hitting emotional stuff, and the love of photography she shares with her main character, Charlie.
Thanks for listening. Be sure to comment and leave some love for Jenny! You can learn more about her and read the first chapter of The Downside of Being Charlie at her Web site.
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