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Author Fan Face-off updates

We’re about to post our 30th episode of Author Fan Face-off, and starting to get some really nice attention. Here’s a new podcast from WAMC. And this very cool article with idea for how teachers can use the show – which was our whole motivation in the first place!


Meg Medina on Author Fan Face-off!

A big day for us at Author Fan Face-off: Meg Medina joins us for a MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS challenge!


Lots More AFF!

Super-librarian Stacey Rattner and I have been keeping up with our goal of doing one new Author Fan Face-off episode each week, posting new ones each Monday morning at 7:00 Eastern. Here’s the latest, with Adam Gidwitz and his wonderfully creepy fairy tale remix, A Tale Dark and Grimm. Subscribe to my channel for all […]


Kidlit Distancing Social #33

Just did this fun video interview with Children’s Book Insider – great chance to get into some details of craft and process.


4 New Author Fan Face-off Episodes!

The show goes on – and we’re adding new episodes all the time! One of these days I’ll get back to doing my actual job, but this is too much fun for now. Here’s an episode featuring Kekla Magoon and The Season of Styx Malone. And one with Dan Gutman and the first book in […]


Author Fan Face-off: Origami Yoda

And here’s our latest edition of Author Fan Face-off, featuring the ever entertaining Tom Angleberger, and the first book in his bestselling Origami Yoda series.


Author Fan Face-Off: The One and Only Ivan

By popular demand, Stacey and I welcome Katherine Applegate to the Author Fan Face-Off studio for a much-anticipated One and Only Ivan Challenge!


Author Fan Face-Off: Pax

Today we welcome Sara Pennypacker to the Author Fan Face-off studio for a challenge based on her beloved novel of a boy and a fox, Pax.


Author Fan Face-Off: El Deafo

Here’s the latest, an El Deafo challenge with the amazing and always funny Cece Bell!


Author Fan Face-off: Spy School

And here’s the latest Author Fan Face-off, this time featuring Stuart Gibbs and the first book of his bestselling Spy School series!