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#31 Grace Kendall (S2 E2)

I interviewed Grace in our room with a fancy sign at ALA.

Colby: We’re excited to bring you Episode 2 of Season 2. In today’s episode we tell the story of Gertie’s Leap to Greatness editor Grace Kendall.   If you missed Episode 1, subscribe below and you can catch up on all of our episodes. Click here to subscribe to The Yarn Newsletter

#4 Phil Falco (S1 E4)


Colby: Back in Season 1 of The Yarn we had an opportunity to art director Phil Falco. We learned a lot from Phil. If you didn’t get a chance to listen last year when we released our episode with Phil, we hope you’ll give it a listen today. Click here to subscribe to The Yarn on […]

#30 Kate Beasley and Jennifer Holm (S2 E1)


Travis: Our initial idea for The Yarn: One Book, All Angles. In Season 1, we focused on the graphic novel Sunny Side Up: Season 2 of The Yarn kicks off today. This time around, we’re following Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by debut author Kate Beasley.   In this episode you’ll hear from Kate, but also […]

#3 David Levithan (S1 E3)


Travis: Taking another walk down memory lane today as we post all our past episodes here at The Yarn blog. In this episode we talk to Sunny Side Up editor, successful YA author, and recent School Library Journal cover subject David Levithan. We hope you enjoy the episode. Click here to subscribe to The Yarn on […]

#29 Alex Gino – GEORGE Unraveled


Colby: I sat down with Alex Gino at ALA Annual last summer to talk about George. I’m thankful that we have people like Alex Gino in the world.   Click here to subscribe to The Yarn on iTunes and Stitcher, sign up for our newsletter, and visit us on Instagram and Twitter.

#2 Raina Telgemeier (S1 E2)

The view from our New York City hotel room after the first day of recording The Yarn

Travis: We’re taking another look back today as we continue posting all of the past Yarn episodes here on this blog. Okay, so – Colby and I (mostly Colby) had the idea for a podcast: multiple episodes focusing on the making of one book. We chose the book: Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew […]

#28 Lauren Castillo – NANA IN THE CITY Unraveled


Travis: In the latest episode, Lauren Castillo talks about her book Nana in the City. We recorded this interview at Western High School in Parma, Michigan (the site of Nerd Camp) back in July. Here was the scene: This was the first high school classroom I’d seen with a record player: (and a fine collection […]

#1 Travis and Colby (S1 E1)

Yarn Logo Rough Draft

Travis: The problem: there are a whole bunch of episodes of The Yarn that are nowhere to be found on The Yarn blog. You see the issue here, right? Today we start to fix that. Let’s begin at the beginning, with the very first episode. Over time we’ll give all the past episodes a proper home […]

Announcement Time! Which Book Will We Follow for Season 2 of The Yarn?


Travis: When Colby and I began The Yarn, we wanted a show that was a mix of Netflix (release a bunch of episodes at once, or close), Serial (have a bunch of episodes focused on one topic), and Beyoncé (release them unannounced). Season 1 was all of these things. Since then, the show has evolved […]

#27 Kate DiCamillo – Raymie Nightingale Unraveled (Pt. 2)


Colby: In June we interviewed Kate DiCamillo in front of a live audience at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. It was magical. Stick around to the very end of the episode to listen to the first chapter of the Raymie Nightingale audio book provided by Listening Library.   If you missed Part 1 of […]