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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Interrogating the Passover Guest: A Susan Kusel and Sean Rubin Interview

“I’m proud that we dealt with the darkness of the Depression head-on in this book; I just wish it felt less timely.” A frank discussion of Passover, a beautiful children’s book, and the state of the world today.

Just Try It: An Interview with Mara Rockliff

“At the risk of sounding basic, I don’t think it’s possible to overrate the mango.” I interview Mara Rockliff about her latest picture book biography and we end up talking fruit!

Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found: An Interview with Three Authors at Once!

Today we talk with Harold Hayes, Craig S. Phillips, and Theo Gangi about street magic, historical figures, and their upcoming fantasy novel for kids Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found.

Root Magic Interview with Eden Royce

Last year I just didn’t read enough fantasy novels to my liking. This year? I’m making up for lost time. And what better way to kick everything off than with a debut that really gets you thinking?

Cover Reveal of Ann Clare LeZotte’s Sequel to Show Me a Sign: Set Me Free

Today it is my honor and privilege to present to you an interview with Ann Clare LeZotte, as well as a cover reveal for the sequel to Show Me a Sign . . . Set Me Free.

An Unspeakable Interview: Talking with Carole Boston Weatherford About the Tulsa Race Massacre

“I do not think that young readers are too tender for tough topics.” I talk with Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper about their nonfiction picture book on the Tulsa Race Massacre.

A Year of Everyday Wonders and a Talk With Cheryl Klein

I ask my old buddy Cheryl Klein a slew of questions about her latest picture books and the state of things today.

Animals Go Vroom! Cover Reveal and Interview with Ms. Abi Cushman

Today I interview author/illustrator Abi Cushman. Hope you like process! If ever you have found yourself curious about the process of integrating die-cuts into your art, wonder no longer . . .

Outside, Inside: The LeUyen Pham Interview and Trailer Reveal

I have the infinite pleasure of interviewing Ms. LeUyen Pham about her latest authored/illustrated picture book Outside, Inside, as well as premiering its trailer.

Cover Reveal and Interview with Azadeh Westergaard – The Life Electric: The Story of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla! Inventor. Genius. Pigeon Lover? I talk with Azadeh Westergaard about her upcoming biography of the man and his dual love of alternating currents and city birds.

Worldwide Literacy Efforts: A Talk With Jane Kurtz and Ellenore Angelidis

I speak with author Jane Kurtz and Ellenore Angelidis about their nonprofit Open Hearts Big Dreams.

Sometimes You Have to Lie (but not in this interview): A Talk With Author Leslie Brody

Today, author Leslie Brody and I discuss Louise Fitzhugh, the times in which she lived, her genius life (and too soon death), and the coded, comforting messages she left in her books for the LGBTQIA+ kids out there.

We’re Going on a Bear Island Hunt: Matthew Cordell Talks Grief and Hope and Bears

Matthew Cordell stops by to talk about his latest picture book BEAR ISLAND and to discuss the grief and hope that went into its creation.

Working in Translation: An Interview with Editor-at-Large Louise May

Recently it occurred to me that when it comes to bilingual picture books, there is a kind of art to their design. Today I speak to editor-at-large Louise May about her approach to the form.

Interview and Cover Reveal of The League of Picky Eaters by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

If you wanna talk picky eating, “texture violations” and parents attempting to bend their children to their “foodie will”, today’s interview and cover reveal with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic is for you!