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A Fuse #8 Production
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Walking and Talking with . . . Deborah Wiles!

I’m happy to say that Steve Sheinkin’s “Walking and Talking” series is back in full swing. For those of you unaware of the Sibert winner’s predilection for drawing his conversations with his fellow literary luminaries, this is a bit of a treat. And for me, to see David Levithan fully drawn . . . well that’s just the icing on the cake, isn’t it?  Here is the latest.

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Once again I cannot help but thank Steve for creating this series and allowing me to post it on this site.

Previous editions of this series include:

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Hi Betsy,

    Interesting to read this comic today, after a dinner with Deborah earlier this month. I don’t, of course, know when the comic was written, but her “I write for the 10 year old me” caught my eye. In Heavy Medal’s discussions of her book, some questioned the voice/space she gave to Raymond (he’s an African American character in REVOLUTION). Fumbling around at the moment, trying to put thoughts into words, but seems that perhaps, writing for the ten year old her may be why Raymond didn’t ring true. My account of dinner is here: