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In between writing my ‘serious’ nonfiction books, I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with history/comedy mashups for my new Time Twisters chapter book series. Books 3 and 4 in the series – Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys, and Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot – will be out June 25. Publishers […]
It’s always an exciting day to get my first look at the advance copies of a new book. Of course, I secretly know they’re still full of typos… but still, it finally feels like the book is almost here. My new one, Born To Fly, tells the story of the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, the […]
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…
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, […]
I’m back from two weeks on the road – introducing my new Time Twisters series at elementary schools all over the country. This short trailer get across the main idea really well. And I couldn’t ask for a better blurb than this one!
Amazing news: Undefeated has won a 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for nonfiction! In a weird and slightly awkward coincidence, I was at the award announcements. It was an event for librarians in New York City, and I’d spoken on a panel earlier in the day, and I was still there, sitting way back in […]
I always say that librarians are my closest allies – we’re all working together to try to get books into the hands of kids and teens. So it’s especially cool to see Undefeated featured in this new New York Public Library podcast! I also did this recent newspaper interview about the book, and upcoming projects. […]
In the editing process I always end up cutting details and scenes, sometimes some of my favorite stuff. With Undefeated, I wound up with even more deleted material than usual. I think it’s mainly because there are so many amazing stories about the early days of Carlisle football. I used a lot of these stories, […]
With the release date just a couple days away, Undefeated is getting some really great buzz! There’s a nice review in the New York Times. And then there’s this interview in Time for Kids. The young interviewer, Kade, asked some of the smartest and most thoughtful questions of any interviewer I’ve ever talked with.
The publication date for Undefeated is getting close, and I had a chance today to talk about the new book with Joe Donahue on WAMC’s The Roundtable. I think Joe is one of the best interviewers of writers around, and it was a real honor to be on his show. I also did this cool […]