Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

060 Author Gwendolyn Clare

Author Gwendolyn Clare‘s debut novel Ink, Iron, and Glass comes out on February 20th from Imprint Books. Hear how Clare decided to work on her craft and create the world of her new book. Episode Mentions: The Little Mermaid Anne … Continue reading

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059 Author Gloria Chao

This week Brock is joined by debut author Gloria Chao who takes us through her writing journey and what brought about her new book AMERICAN PANDA. Episode Mentions: The Babysitters Club Harry Potter Twilight The Hunger Games Nicola Yoon Angie … Continue reading

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058 Author Arvin Ahmadi

Arvin Ahmadi‘s debut release DOWN AND ACROSS centers around grit. Hear how the main character Scott’s journey mirrors Ahmadi’s own. Episode Mentions: Harry Potter E.B. White A-Z Mysteries Andrew Clements The Hate U Give Down and Across The Perks of … Continue reading

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057 Author Melissa Albert

In this conversation author Melissa Albert takes us through some of the many books she has cherished over the years and the details behind her debut THE HAZEL WOOD. Episode Mentions Francesca Lia Block Girl Goddess #9 Weetzie Bat Chronicles … Continue reading

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056 Author Sarah Glenn Marsh

On January 23rd the YA fantasy novel REIGN OF THE FALLEN comes out from Razorbill Books. Hear its author, Sarah Glenn Marsh talk about the role an online, text-based, Lord of the Rings inspired game played into her becoming an … Continue reading

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055 Author Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate and Other Filters comes out on January 16th from Soho Teen. Hear the author Samira Ahmed talk about how she feels her YA debut “leans into hope.” Episode Mentions Island of the Blue Dolphins Agatha Christie Laura Ingalls … Continue reading

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054 Author Lianne Oelke

Author Lianne Oelke‘s debut Nice Try, Jane Sinner comes out on January 9th from Clarion Books. Listen in as Lianne explains how her personal writing were transformed to create her new book. Episode Mentions: The Hobbit Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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053 Author Rachel Lynn Solomon

The new year brings a great debut novel by Rachel Lynn Solomon. Her contemporary YA book YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE come out on Jan 2nd from Simon Pulse. Listen in as Rachel talks about her debut and the … Continue reading

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052 Author Laura Creedle

Growing up with ADHD caused author Laura Creedle to face many hardships in life. However, these experiences have been invaluable even motivating and informing her debut┬áTHE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND LILY coming out on December 26th. Episode Mentions: Nancy … Continue reading

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051 Author Natalie C. Parker

A conference panel led Natalie C. Parker to take up the project of the anthology THREE SIDES OF A HEART coming out on December 19th. Listen as Natalie discusses what went into the anthology, how she became a writer, and … Continue reading

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