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Return of the Classics: An Interview with Don and Audrey Wood

“They’re not arguing. They’re writing.” Two classics by Don and Audrey Woods are out this year, remastered entirely. An unflinchingly honest look at publishing in the past, republishing today, and the logistics of remastering a beloved classic or two.

A Thousand Glass Flowers Is Never Enough: An Interview with Evan Turk

Early Renaissance feminism? Evan Turk delves deep in a talk about that precise topic, as well as informational fiction, Venice, glassblowing, and the art of using oil pastels and colored pencils on top of vivid watercolors.

Dual Cover Reveal & Interview: NO WAY, THEY WERE GAY? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves by Lee Wind

He’s been blogging about LGBTQIA+ kid and teen books for 13 years. His latest middle grade work of nonfiction reexamines the history so many kids haven’t been taught, shining a light on some of the amazing stuff he’s discovered.

Peter Brown Cover Reveal & Interview: Fred Gets Dressed

Think pink. Peter Brown premieres his latest picture book’s cover and talks at length with me about his process.

Deadpan, Page Turns, Storytelling & Digestion: An Interview with Adam Rex

Unlike most artists, Adam Rex alternates between writing & illustrating his own books and having others illustrate for him. After I saw two different 2020 titles, both equal in brilliance, I knew I had to ask the man a few questions.

The Pot Boileth Over: An Interview with Daniel Nayeri

Back in January I premiered the cover and an excerpt from Daniel Nayeri’s middle grade novel/memoir Everything Sad Is Untrue. As such, it is with extreme pleasure that I’m interviewing Daniel here today. We talk Sheherezade, stews, bulls, his mom, and why he should be writing the next Mandy Moore-worthy classic.

Fauja Singh Keeps Going: An Interview with Scholar and Activist Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

When a 100-year-old athlete in a turban popped up in an Adidas ad, Dr. Simran Jeet Singh immediately wanted to know more. In the end, he wrote a picture book biography of the world’s oldest marathon runner. We talk ageism, Sikh representation in picture books, and more.

Girls Who Build: An Interview with Katie Hughes

With so many parents (like myself) facing a near future of continued remote learning, a book that encourages home construction projects with girls in mind is undeniably enticing. I talk with creator Katie Hughes about where the book came from and how she envisions its use.

Why Does He Draw Like He’s Running Out of Time? R. Sikoryak Discusses Constitution Illustrated

Who can draw a mean imitation of Bone, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Dog Man, and so many many more? Who harbors a deep-seated love of Muppet Babies? I interview R. Sikoryak about his latest, greatest, endeavor.

Two Birds on a Line: An Interview with James Bird and His New Book, The Brave

Today I sit down with James Bird (no relation) to talk about his latest middle grade novel, screenwriting vs. novels, and what he’s up to next.

Prance Through Your Days Like Randy the Badly Drawn Horse: A Q&A with T.L McBeth

What kind of confidence does it take to get through this cruel cold world? I interview T.L. McBeth about his newest character : An overly self-confident horsey.

Cover Reveal & Interview – Leah Henderson’s Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History

Twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements in one book? You won’t be able to take a look at it until January of 2021. Fortunately I have author Leah Henderson on hand to answer some questions, and a cover of her latest book to reveal.

Nerd Culture, Fandom, and the Middle Grader: An Interview with Sam Maggs

Why should I interview Sam Maggs about her latest book? I dunno. Maybe because nerd culture, now so prevalent, still needs its champions. Particularly those folks that can speak to representation and gender equality. A talk.

Edi Campbell – Author Interview: Kim Johnson

Today Edi interviews University of Oregon’s Assistant Vice Provost for Advising and author of the debut YA novel THIS IS MY AMERICA, which Nic Stone called “incredible and searing.”

Our Favorite Day of the Year: A Talk with Iranian Illustrator Rahele Jomepour Bell

Intrigued by Rahele Jomepour Bell’s style, I interview her about the book Our Favorite Day of the Year and learn a bit more about what precisely is going on in the world of publishing both here and overseas.