035 Author Jared Reck

In a sense author Jared Reck became a writer by teaching his middle school students the importance of writing. Listen in as Jared explains how he came to create his debut, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.

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034 Author David Barclay Moore

David Barclay Moore‘s middle grade debut The Stars Beneath Our Feet comes out on September 19th from Knopf.  Hear how David went from a kid really into comics, to a college experience where he organized a group for creative people, to a writer of books for kids.

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Book #30 of 2017: Beauty Queens

6 word reaction: got weird looks reading in public

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033 Author Axie Oh

The debut novel, Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh is a YA dystopian story set in a futuristic Seoul, Korea. Listen in as Axie discusses the journey of this novel and the books that she enjoyed throughout her life.

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032 Author Scott Reintgen

Scott Reintgen‘s YA debut, Nyxia is a YA sci-fi thriller filled with a cast of diverse characters. Hear as Scott discusses his growth as a writer, the story behind his book Nyxia, and advice for becoming a published writer.

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host: Brock Shelley

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031 Agent and Author Eric Smith

Eric Smith has worn many hats in the book industry. We worked for a publisher, writes about YA for various media outlets, an author of three books, and currently an literary agent helping his clients towards publication. For this latest project Eric is the editor of a new short story anthology. WELCOME HOME, coming out September 5th from Flux, is a collection of fictional centered around the theme of adoption. Eric joins Brock to discuss his life in books and his inspiration behind his latest project.

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host: Brock Shelley

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Book #29 of 2017: League of American Traitors

6 word reaction: Modern YA action mixed with history

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030 Author Katherine Locke

Katherine Locke‘s debut YA release The Girl with the Red Balloon comes out on September 1st from Albert Whitman & Co. Listen in as Katherine and Brock talk about the many books that inspired her.

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host: Brock Shelley

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Book #28 of 2017: Beautiful Boy

6 word reaction: A hard read as a parent.

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029 Author Meg Kassel

Author Meg Kassel‘s first attempt at novel length writing came during a rainy summer in Maine. From there dedicated herself to improving as a writer and after several attempts & obstacles she succeed with her debut Black Bird of the Gallows.

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host: Brock Shelley

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