Interview with Janet Wong

Tuesday, May 15, 2007.

Janet WongThis episode of Just One More Book! is part of our showcase coverage of the International Reading Association‘s 52nd annual conference.

Mark speaks with Janet Wong about the concept behind her book The Dumpster Diver, how she incorporates her own life in her books, and her participating in the meet the author series of books. As a treat, Janet reads one of her poems.

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Comment by Janet Wong

May 18, 2007 @ 10:17 am

Thank you, THANK YOU, Mark!

For those of you who have never heard me do an interview before, I usually speak. incredibly. slowly. as. if. I. had. a. period. after. each. word. That’s because I’m usually very nervous about interviews. But Mark made the interview feel so easy and comfortable, I felt free to talk to him as a friend, in my usual mile-a-minute way!

Keep up the good work, Mark!

Comment by Vivian of CLIP Podcast

May 18, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

So good to hear your voice again Janet! It’s been too long!

Thanks for keeping us connected Mark!


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