• Jun 4, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 12:12 mins

What creative process does an author go through in writing a story? Do they write about something they know or on a specific topic? Rachel talks to middle grade author Matthew J. Kirby about how he sets his stories in a variety of times and places based on what piques his interest at the moment. For me, he says, I don’t write about what I know (the old axiom), but about what I don’t know and what I’m curious about. Kirby is an award-winning author of novels including The Clockwork Three, Icefall, the Dark Gravity Sequence series, and most recently, A Taste for Monsters. When he’s not writing books, Matt is also a school psychologist

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