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, 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, after an unexpected hiatus, I’ve gone back to the works of Lloyd Alexander for what may be one of my favorite books of all time: The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. I talk about how magic helps the moral go down, discuss the changes planned for this podcast in the new year, and finish with Book Jacket Theatre, the segment in which I pull really terrible blurbs from the ‘Paranormal Teen Romance’ section and give them all the melodrama they deserve.
Today on YA Rewind, I’m talking about not one, but four books: the Tales of Magic series by Edward Eager. I’ll talk about sequels that span a generation gap, and the benefits or lack thereof in marketing books as a series, before finishing with that old favorite, Book Jacket Theatre, the segment in which I pull really terrible blurbs from the ‘Paranormal Teen Romance’ section and give them all the melodrama they deserve.