Interview with Rachna Gilmore

Monday, April 9, 2007.

Rachna Gilmore Just One More Book! is a regular contributor to the online Children’s Literature Monthly Journal, The Edge of the Forest. This information-packed online resource includes book reviews, interviews, the latest news from the online children’s/YA literature community and much more.

Our monthly audio segment is called Sounds from the Forest. This month’s segment includes an excerpt and some outtakes from our interview with Rachna Gilmore.

Mark speaks with author Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB) about her writing as neither work nor play, but “plark”, writing from the child inside and authenticity in characters.

Books mentioned:

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Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 2

Saturday, April 7, 2007.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to UngerWaiting at the Door to Unger is our ongoing series of Podcast interviews in which we follow the process of writing, editing and publishing Lee Edward Fodi‘s book Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, the long awaited sequel to Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers.

Editing is critical to the success of all books. It helps to ensure consistency, efficiency, and (above all) quality. While this is true of all books, it is even more important when it comes to a book series.

In this second knock at The Door to Unger, Mark talks to author Lee Edward Fodi about the editing process and the challenges and rewards of working on a sequel.

Sound effect: Concrete blocks moving from the Freesound project

A Boy’s Eye View: The Ring Bear

Friday, April 6, 2007.

The Ring BearAuthor: David Michael Slater
Illustrator: S. G. Brooks
Published: 2004 Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0972922512

Funky illustrations, full of action and emotion, contrast the frustration of an imaginative young boy with the misinterpreted ‘reality’ of his mom’s impending marriage. It’s a palpable reminder of the power of perception — but our daughters come back for the laughs.

A Whirl of the Wheel of Life: My Great Aunt Arizona

Wednesday, April 4, 2007.

My Great Aunt ArizonaAuthor: Gloria Houston
Illustrator: Susan Condie Lamb
Published: 1997 Harper Collins Canada
ISBN: 0064433749

Gently illustrated and lovingly told, this fond reflection on a life generously lived shares the energy, emotion, dreams and disappointments of a woman who made her mark.

Other books mentioned: Miss Rumphius

Interview with Sally Cook

Monday, April 2, 2007.

Sally CookMark speaks with author Sally Cook about deciding to be an author while in the second grade, the magic of books and the connections they make between authors and readers, and discovering the lighter side of baseball in her picture book Hey Batta Batta Swing! — 1000 copies of which will be distributed as part of the New York Yankees’ opening day dinner on April 2, 2007.

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