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#TBT: Gary D. Schmidt Visits The Yarn

Travis: It’s time to throw back to a beloved episode from the past . . .

It’s rare when Colby and I do interviews for the podcast together. He does some, and I do some. I remember Colby sending me a message after he interviewed Gary D. Schmidt, saying it was really something. So I went to our Dropbox account and started listening.

And he was right.

The result is one of my favorite episodes ever. In fact, we decided to split it in two parts. Gary’s retelling of how writing helped him to deal with grief makes me tear up every time.

We hope you get a chance to listen (or re-listen) to these episodes.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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