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Fiction

Conversations: David Baldacci, "The Fallen"

David Baldacci is a #1-bestselling author with over 130 million copies of his books in print. On this edition of Conversations, he talks about his latest novel, The Fallen, the fourth in a series which features the character Amos Decker, an FBI agent with a perfect memory. He also discusses his literacy efforts through his Wish You Well Foundation.


 

Conversations: John Hart, "The Hush"

John Hart is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His past books include The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron Horse, and Redemption Road. On this edition of Conversations, he discusses his latest novel, which returns to the world of The Last Child novel. This one is called The Hush, which is now available as an audio book. Although it revisits characters from a previous novel, it was written to stand alone.


Conversations: Karen Gross, "Lady Lucy's Dragon Quest"

In this elementary school children's book, Lady Lucy's Dragon Quest, Lady Lucy overcomes gender discrimination and stereotypes to save the day by changing a fire breathing dragon into a water spouting dragon. On this edition of Conversations, Karen Gross joins us to talk about her series of books featuring Lady Lucy. Gross is an author, educator, and higher education consultant based in Washington, D.C.


Conversations: Rachel Renee Russell, "Dork Diaries #12"

Rachel Renee Russell is a former attorney turned #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dork Diaries, which has over 36 million copies in print.  On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about the latest book in the series, The Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe. She will also tell us about a new series, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly.


 

Conversations: Chris Harris, "I'm Just No Good at Rhyming"

Chris Harris was a writer and executive producer for How I Met Your Mother… and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. On this edition of Conversations, we talk about his debut children’s book, I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups.
 

Conversations: Katherine Paterson, "My Brigadista Year"

Katherine Paterson has written more than thirty books and has received many of the highest honors in children’s literature. Her Newbery Medal-winning novel Bridge to Terabithia is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time and was made into a major motion picture. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest youth novel, My Brigadista Year. The novel was inspired by the experiences of young volunteers in the 1961 Cuban literacy campaign.

Conversations: Martha Brockenbrough, "Love, Santa"

"Mom, Are You Santa?" Martha Brockenbrough has written a book to help you answer that question. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her picture book, Love, Santa. It's designed for when you're ready to share the truth about Santa. We talk about when the time is right, and how to explain the magic represented by the spirit of Santa.  


Conversations: Erika Sanchez, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter"

Erika Sanchez is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Salon, Cosmo for Latinas, and The Guardian, among others.  On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. The novel, which is drawn from her own experiences, has been long listed for the National Book Award.


 

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