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Fiction

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.


 

Conversations: David Barclay Moore, "The Stars Beneath Our Feet"

David Barclay Moore was born and raised in Missouri. After completing his education in film and language studies, he moved to New York, where he has served as communications coordinator for Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone and communications manager for Quality Services for the Autism Community. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about his debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet.


 

Conversations: Mary Higgins Clark, "Every Breath You Take"

Mary Higgins Clark is a New York Times bestselling author with over 100 million books in print. She’s written books in several genres, but is best known for her 37 suspense novels. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel, Every Breath You Take, which she co-authored with the best-selling author of 12 novels, Alafair Burke. (Unfortunately, the phone connection was not great, so she may be hard to understand at times.)


 

Conversations: Jennifer Egan, "Manhattan Beach"

Jennifer Egan is the author of five books of fiction, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. She work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeny’s and other publications. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about Manhattan Beach. Influenced by the Noir story telling tradition, the novel is set in New York during the 1930's and 1940's.


Conversations: Adriana Mather, "Haunting the Deep"

Adriana Mather has an interesting family history, to say the least. Her ancestor Cotton Mather was an instigator of the Salem Witch Trials, her family members survived the Titanic, and they also lived in Sleepy Hollow. Mather has used her family history as a starting point for young adult novels including the best selling How to Hang a Witch. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel, Haunting the Deep which draws upon the history of the Titanic.


Conversations: Kate Hamer, "The Doll Funeral"

Do we have the power to chose our own family? That's one of the questions Kate Hamer asks in her latest novel, The Doll Funeral. The story centers on 13-year-old Ruby, who finds out she is adopted and runs away from home in search of her real parents. What she experience along her journey leaves her uncertain about what is real and what is not. On this edition of Conversations, Hamer talks about how The Doll Funeral crosses genres and has been referred to as a modern fairytale by reviewers.


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