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Fiction

Conversations: Alice Henderson, "A Blizzard of Polar Bears"

On this edition of Conversations, Alice Henderson talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “A Blizzard of Polar Bears.” In addition to being a novelist, Henderson is a sanctuary monitor for the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, where she checks remote cameras, does mapping, and undertakes wildlife surveys to determine what species are present.


Conversations: Philip Stead and Erin Stead, "Amos McGee Misses the Bus"

On this edition of Conversations, author Philip C. Stead and illustrator Erin E. Stead talk with host Dan Skinner about “Amos McGee Misses the Bus.” The Steads created the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” as well as “Bear Has a Story to Tell,” an E.B. White Honor Book. They also collaborated on “Lenny and Lucy,” and independently have written and illustrated numerous other books.


Conversations: TaraShea Nesbit, "Beheld"

How well do you think you know the Pilgrims? What is myth and what is fact? On this edition of Conversations, TaraShea Nesbit talks with host Dan Skinner about "Beheld." This work of historical fiction is set in 1630 in the New Plymouth colony and explores two mysteries surrounding the Mayflower and the Pilgrims. "Beheld" is now available in paperback.


Conversations: Peter H. Reynolds, "Our Table"

On this edition of Conversations, Peter H. Reynolds talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest picture book, "Our Table." Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including “The Dot,” “I Am Human,” “Happy Dreamer,” “The Word Collector,” “Say Something!” and “Be You!”

Conversations: Eoin Colfer, "The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve"

On this edition of Conversations, Eoin Colfer talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve.” Colfer is the author of the New York Times best-selling Artemis Fowl series and three books in a spin-off series about the Fowl Twins. He also wrote the critically acclaimed “WARP” trilogy and many other titles for young readers and adults.


Conversations: Douglas Wolk, "All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told"

On this edition of Conversations, Douglas Wolk talks with host Dan Skinner about “All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told.” Wolk is the author of the Eisner Award–winning “Reading Comics.” He has written about comic books, graphic novels, pop music, and technology for numerous publications including “The New York Times,” “Rolling Stone,” “The Washington Post” and the “Los Angeles Times.”


Conversations: Rick Riordan, "Daughter of the Deep"

On this edition of Conversations, Rick Riordan talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “Daughter of the Deep.” Riordan is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” “The Heroes of Olympus” and the “Trials of Apollo,” based on Greek and Roman mythology; the “Kane Chronicles,” based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard,” based on Norse mythology.


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