Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:26 — 45.3MB) As you may have seen in my review of Grasshopper Jungle, I am a huge fan of Andrew Smith, and I’ve only known about him for a week. His book, Grasshopper Jungle is a phenomenal read, the funniest book I’ve read and surprisingly deep […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:37 — 4.3MB) Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Press play above to hear a sample of Grasshopper Jungle. It is from our upcoming podcast with Andrew, releasing Tuesday, Feb. 11) In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an […]
Replica (Replica, Book 1), by Jenna Black, is a fast-paced YA novel featuring two protagonists, 16 year olds Nadia Lake and Nate Hayes. Children of the wealthy elite in the repressive Corporate States, Nate and Nadia are like celebrities. They are also betrothed to be married, forming the lynchpin in a powerful alliance between important […]
Ari Marmell joins us to discuss THIEF’S COVENANT and other recent novels. Topics cover popular fantasy tropes, including the orphan who rises to new heights; the link between violence and humor; the intended audience of TC; being devoted to outlines; how he approaches themes of good VS. evil and much more.