Authors and Fans, Texting Books
Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 11
- Mar 24, 2018 5:00 pm
- 28:29 mins
Authors and Fans (3:21) If you’re a teacher, you get to look your audience in the eye. If you’re a stand-up comedian, you play to a visible crowd. If you’re an athlete, the bleachers hold fans and spectators. When does a children’s book author ever get to see her readers? Today Rachel welcomes author Julie Berry, who answers this question for us. Spoiler alert: She’s pleased to know that she makes a difference. Berry is the author of The Emperor’s Ostrich, as well as the 2017 Printz Honor novel The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That’s in Me, and multiple other well-known titles. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College. Texting Books (15:00) In our next segment, Rachel follows up on a previous episode of Worlds Awaiting, when she interviewed Esha Gupta about the popular mobile app, Hooked. E sha is one of the founders of Hooked. You may recall that Hooked uses text messaging as a way to deliver YA Fiction in serialized form. Today’s conversation leads into another innovative function devised by the creators of Hooked: the app has now become a place where readers can come together to create a story. Book Review (24:54) We finish up the show with a book review from Greg Fahey at the Springville Library in Utah. He introduces The Adventures of Superhero Girl a graphic novel by cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks.