Archive for the ‘ Interviews ’ Category


Walking and Talking with Candace Flemming

Here’s a first: a Walking and Talking comic with social distancing. Usually I interview fellow writers in person wherever we happen to meet, and I use that location for the comic. This time, Candace Fleming is in Chicago, and I’m home in upstate New York. A sign of the strange and scary times, I guess, […]


Born to Fly radio interview

It’s always a huge honor to get invited to do a radio interview with Joe Donahue on WAMC. Today we talked about my new book Born to Fly – check out the conversation here!


Publishers Weekly KidsCast

Here’s a new online interview with PW about my upcoming book, Born to Fly. The book will finally be out in September!


Walking and Talking with M.T. Anderson

Recently (when there was still two feet of snow on the ground) I got the chance to visit M.T. Anderson in Vermont and interview him about being chosen for ALA’s Margaret A. Edwards Award. Of course, it just had to be a comic! Thanks to School Library Journal for posting this one.


Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

The most popular book with my kids so far this year is Jerry Craft’s new graphic novel The New Kid. I’m a very big fan too, and it’s great to see the book getting so much well-deserved attention. Jerry came to my local bookstore, Northshire in Saratoga Springs, and I grabbed the opportunity to interview […]


Walking and Talking with Kenneth Oppel

How is writing a new novel like giving orders, like crossing a desert, like riding a sine wave? Kenneth Oppel explains in this new Walking and Talking comic…  


Walking and Talking with Cece Bell

Here’s a new Walking and Talking comic, with the amazing and hilarious Cece Bell! We ran into each other at a conference in Frostburg, Maryland, so of course I asked if she’d be willing to star in an episode of my comic. I got to ask lots of questions I’ve been wondering about, including this […]


Walking and Talking with Katherine Applegate

I love when authors are open about the low points of the process, and there are always low points – even with books that wind up winning Newbery Medals. In this new Walking and Talking comic, Katherine Applegate makes an amazing confession about the creation of The One and Only Ivan. We also talk ideas, […]


On Stage with Robert Ellsberg

This was one of the coolest events I’ve ever done – a conversation with Robert Ellsberg, on stage at the New York Historical Society. Robert was just thirteen when he helped his father, Daniel Ellsberg, copy the top secret Pentagon Papers. Like his more famous father, Robert hoped the exposure of these government secrets would […]


Walking and Talking with Joseph Bruchac

A few weeks ago, right after it snowed, I met up with Joseph Bruchac at Ndakkina Education Center, land that has been in Joe’s family for generations. It’s amazing place – my kids go to a great summer camp there – and perfect for a winter walk. In this Walking and Talking comic, Joe talks […]