I talk about reading YA when you know too much, if Percy Jackson from The Lightning Thief is the American Harry Potter, and aging in adaptations.
I talk about the epistolary style of Karen Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy, before sitting on the casting couch to talk about upcoming YA adaptations.
On this episode of YA Rewind, I talk about weaving multimedia into an analog narrative, some of the ups and downs of dating your grandfather’s ex-girlfriend, and sit down on the Casting Couch to make suggestions for the film adaptation coming our way in 2015.
I talk about friendship and feminism in a historical romance set in ancient Egypt, and discuss the newest publishing label applied to twenty-somethings.
Today’s podcast is all about Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Award Winning The Graveyard Book, which is great because it means I get to share my Neil Gaiman story with all of you, and hopefully encourage anyone who’s on the fence about him to open the gate and enter the world of Gaimania.
Today on YA Rewind, I’m revisiting a certain sandstone Abbey in Mossflower Wood, home to anthropomorphic mice, squirrels, badgers, hedgehogs, moles, otters, and more. I’ll pay tribute to Brian Jacques as I once again explore his world of riddles, feasts, villainous vermin, and heroic exploits, and discuss the pros and cons of length in novels for young adults.
Today on YA Rewind, author Gail Carriger joins me for a chat about her new young adult novel, Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School Book One). We talk about her literary influences, what appealed to her about a teenage protagonist, and why Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality floats above the moors.
Today on YA Rewind, I talk about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and the tremendous impact the boy wizard has had on my life. After, I spend some time on the Casting Couch discussing the first movie adaptation, its problems and successes, and why I would actually approve of a reboot in ten years.
Today on YA Rewind, I’m discussing the fourth book from the Indian in the Cupboard series about a cupboard and magic key that bring plastic figures to life, its unsettling implications, and why writing time travel is always a bitch. Plus, the Great Harry Potter Re-Read Adventure and a visit to the Elephant House – the birthplace of the Boy Who Lived.