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A Fuse #8 Production
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It Fell From the Sky: An Interview with The Fan Brothers

“I feel like our two most recent books both have a bit of resonance with the pandemic.” I talk with Eric & Terry Fan about their latest book, its antecedents, and maybe its larger implications too.

The Rare Teaflet & Roog Dual Interview: Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer Tell All

Photography and difficult skunks are the name of the game. I talk with legends Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer about their newest venture and teeny tiny props.

Trailer Reveal & Interview: A Peek at Derek Desierto’s ODDBIRD

I discuss the new picture book Oddbird with its creator Derek Desierto and premiere the book trailer.

This Very Tree: A Talk with Sean Rubin About the Survivor Tree in NYC

Three books about the survivor tree of NYC are out in 2021. I discuss with Sean Rubin how his book, This Very Tree, relates to the nature of trauma and trauma recovery.

Prickly Pussycat Predicaments: A Talk with Waffles and Pancakes Creator Drew Brockington

Cats in space? Comics for kids younger than 9? Felines named after breakfast foods? It’s time to interview Drew Brockington about his latest series and all that it entails.

Petulant Poultry Alert: The Cranky Chicken Cover Reveal and Interview with Katherine Battersby

Katherine Battersby is the author of CRANKY CHICKEN, an early chapter book chock full o’ poultry, and she was kind enough to allow me to premiere her cover and talk to her about the whole kerschmozzle.

The Big Bath House Interview: For “body-loving parents, rebel reviewers and vanguard author-librarians”

“The overall feeling is just one of communal joy and familial tending, which feels particularly powerful and poignant in the wake of the past year of anti-Asian violence. We need more stories of Asian female joy.” Kyo Maclear and Gracey Zhang discuss their remarkable, upcoming The Big Bath House.

Bringing Unsung Heroes to Light: Talking about The People’s Painter with Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk

Today I talk shop about one of the latest, and most beautiful picture book biographies you would ever have the chance to see with its creators.

The Rare Live Interview: Anastasia Higginbotham & I Talk “What You Don’t Know”

A transcript of my discussion with Anastasia Higginbotham about her latest book What You Don’t Know: A Story of a Liberated Childhood. Alert: May contain Billy Porter.

Cats and Dogs . . . Together? Talking with Elisha Cooper About the Sublime Yes & No

Picture books, puppies, and preternaturally attractive cats. It’s interview time with Elisha Cooper about his latest title Yes & No. Hope you like pets!

An Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Interview with Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Are you ready for the cute? Are you ready for the kitty? Are you ready for the unicorn? Then sit right here with me while I ask Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham about their latest collaboration.

Gimme Gimme That Sweet Title IX: Helaine Becker + Dow Phumiruk Discuss An Equal Shot and All That That Entails

“Ugh, the gymsuits!” Author Helaine Becker and artist Dow Phumiruk reveal the secrets behind the informational picture book that delves deep into the history of Title IX (and all that that entails).

Cover Reveal and Interview Extravaganza! See The Dog: Three Stories About a Cat with David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka

Looks like we have a cover reveal worth checking out. Now find out if Baby Cakes returns, what animal Mike Wohnoutka prays David LaRochelle won’t put in a book, and what’s in store for the intrepid duo.

The Deft Board Book Talents At Work In PET: A Matthew Van Fleet Interview

Today, Matthew Van Fleet joins us to talk logistics, process, Bavarian ant farms, and why getting a hamster to run on a wheel is harder than it sounds.

The 2021 Sydney Taylor Blog Tour: A Talk with Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal about Welcoming Elijah

Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal join us to answer some of my questions about their Sydney Taylor Book Award winner Welcoming Elijah, its process, and where they’re headed next.