Archive for the ‘ Interviews ’ Category


Walking and Talking with Dav Pilkey

Just finished a new Walking and Talking comic – this time with my son’s favorite author (other than me, I hope) Dav Pilkey! You may need a bit of familiarity with the Captain Underpants books to get some of the gags, but hopefully it works either way. We talk about the origins of Captain Underpants […]


Two New Audio Programs

While I’m plugging away on revising the next book, it’s fun to take short breaks to talk about the books that are already out there. In this audio resource from the amazing Teaching Books website, I give a quick summary of Most Dangerous, and then read a short excerpt. Then there’s this new segment from […]


Walking and Talking with Tim Federle

My newest Walking and Talking comic – with the great Tim Federle – is now up on Betsy’s Bird’s Fuse #8 blog! I’m a huge fan of Tim’s NATE novels, and on a recent car trip I got my whole family into the audio book of BETTER NATE THAN EVER. Tim reads – or really, […]


New Comic / Washington Post

After a pretty long break from the Walking and Talking comics (trying to finish up a first draft of the next book) I’m back to it this month with a new one starring the Deborah Wiles! And in other news, the release date for Most Dangerous inches closer. I just saw this great new review […]


Five Questions with the Horn Book

I’m really happy to participate again in the Horn Book’s great Five Questions feature, this time about my new book Most Dangerous. When I saw the questions I was seriously impressed by how thoughtful and challenging they were. You can read the whole interview here.


Fuse #8 TV: Steve Sheinkin

Often I’m the one doing interviews – for my comics – but this time I have the privilege of being on the other side of the questions as a guest on New York Public Library’s Betsy Bird’s Fuse #TV show. I talk a bit about my book MOST DANGEROUS: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE SECRET HISTORY […]


Close Encounters with History

One of the best things about my job is that when I do speaking events, people almost always come up to me and tell me about family connections to one of the stories I’ve written about. This is especially true since Bomb came out – about 200,000 people worked on the Manhattan Project, so it […]


Walking and Talking with Andrew Smith

I’m excited to share the newest edition in my “Walking and Talking series” – the basic idea of the series it to interview authors I meet in my travels, and then draw short comics of our talks. This new one features one of my favorite YA writers, Andrew Smith. I loved hearing about his process, which is as different from […]


Walking and Talking with Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A big thanks to Betsy Bird’s great Fuse #8 Productions blog for posting my newest “Walking and Talking” comic! This one is kind of a change of pace, because it’s with a picture book artist and writer, Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Late last year, Laura and I were both at a conference in Deer Valley, Utah, […]


Port Chicago Reading and Interview

Well, I never really like watching myself on video. I recently read that Richard Nixon felt the same way, if that’s any consolation. I find listening to myself on the radio is a bit easier, though it always seems to me that I don’t really sound like me. Anyway, here are a couple of Port […]