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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028 Author Rebecca Barrow

UK Author Rebecca Barrow‘s debut YA novel You Don’t Know Me But I Know You is coming out in the US on August 29th from Harper Teen. In this episode Rebecca talks about the persistence she had in her journey as a writer.

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host: Brock Shelley

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´╗┐Book #27 of 2017: Before I Fall

6 word reaction: It’s Groundhog’s Day meets Mean Girls.

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Book #26 of 2017: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

6 word reaction: That Rita Skeeter is Fake News.

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027 Author Dan Gemeinhart

When middle grade author Dan Gemeinhart was a child he ended up moving a lot, going from school to school. However, where ever we went next he knew the books he loves would be in the new school’s library. This started him on a life long love of books that led him to creating his own stories.

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host: Brock Shelley

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026 Author Stephanie Oakes

Author Stephanie Oakes second book The Arsonist from Dial/Penguin comes out on August 22nd. Hear what books inspired her as both a reader & writer and what life was like have her debut release, The Scared Lies of Minnow Bly.

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025 Author Kristi Wientge

Kristi Wientge grew up loving books, especially those by her favorite author Beverly Cleary. Cleary’s book’s and Kristi’s own experiences as a child inspired Wientge to write her debut MG release Karma Khullar’s Mustache.

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host: Brock Shelley

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Book #25 of 2017: Swamplandia!

6 word reaction: Magic realism, gators, and family drama.

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024 Author Matthew Landis

Matthew Landis was a middle school social studies teacher looking for ways to share his love of history to his students. This brought him to write his debut novel LEAGUE OF AMERICAN TRAITORS, a modern story about the descendants of the American Revolution.

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host: Brock Shelley

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Book #24 of 2017: David Spade is Almost Interesting

6 word reaction: I’ll read anything that’s SNL related.

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