• Aug 19, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 10:56 mins

Any story about a bad monarch should probably end in one of two ways: the author either needs to kill him off or banish him. Well, maybe there’s a third way: you could try to reform him. In her latest book, The Emperor’s Ostrich, author Julie Berry opts for reform. She talks to Rachel about writing The Emperor’s Ostrich, or rather, how she let the story write itself. Berry is the author of 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.