Opening the Door to Unger

Saturday, November 3, 2007.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to UngerOn March 3 we issued the first of a special series on Just One More Book. We called it Waiting at the Door to Unger and it followed 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.

The wait is now over. The Door to Unger opened a few weeks ago, just before the end of October.

Lee Edward Fodi joins us for this ninth and final edition of the series to talk about his release party, early feedback on the book, an upcoming event in New York City and his plans for the next installments of the Kendra Kandlestar series.

You are entering the Door to Unger.

Waiting at the Door to Unger: Knock 8

Saturday, October 6, 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.

In this eighth knock, join Lee and me as we spend an afternoon together in Vancouver, Canada on what Lee would later call a children’s book pilgrimage. Our afternoon consisted of lunch at Bellaggio Cafe on Hornby Street, shopping for children’s books at a store appropriately called Kidsbooks and then taking a tour of Christian’s Lyceum of Literature and Art — a newly opened literacy centre — all the while talking about reading and writing great children’s books.

Books mentioned:

Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 7

Saturday, September 8, 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.

In this seventh knock, I speak with Lee Edward Fodi about the excitement building up towards the October release of The Door to Unger.

Waiting at The Door to Unger: A Mysterious Visitor (Chapter 1)

Friday, August 3, 2007.

Kendra KandlestarWaiting 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.

In this sixth knock, Lee Edward Fodi teases us with a reading from Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger. So come along, pull up a seat, make yourself comfortable and let us put our ears to The Door to Unger. Here is chapter one: A Mysterious Visitor.

Drawing of Oroook and Kendra: Lee Edward Fodi

Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 5

Saturday, July 14, 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.

In this fifth knock at the Door to Unger, Lee Edward Fodi makes some announcements including a surprise about the release date of the book, shares his plans for the summer and offers suggestions for those who want to do some creative writing.

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Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 4

Saturday, June 9, 2007.

Waiting at 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.

In this fourth knock at the Door to Unger, Lee Edward Fodi talks about plans for marketing and promotion, and keeping things fresh in the public speaking circuit.

Also mentioned

  • The Chocolatier’s Apprentice (illustrated by Lee)

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Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 3

Saturday, May 5, 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.

In this third knock at the Door to Unger, Lee Edward Fodi explains the role that illustrations play in developing characters and plot lines, and how being both an illustrator and an author helps him to tell stories.

Also 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.

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Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 1

Saturday, March 3, 2007.

The Door to UngerKendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers was the first gift left by our family’s tooth fairy. That magical and magnificent book made hard-core Kendra fans of our entire family.

Although our girls insisted that a sequel was just a lost tooth away — four teeth later we are still waiting….

…So, to sweeten the suspense, we thought we’d check in from time to time with author Lee Edward Fodi to see how that long awaited sequel, Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, is coming.

In this first knock at The Door to Unger, Mark talks to author Lee Edward Fodi about the success of Kendra Kandlestar, the pros and cons of various publishing alternatives and the exciting announcement of a November 2007 publication date for Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger.

Be sure to catch the rest of the Waiting at the Door to Unger series.

 
 

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