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It was an absolute honor to interview the one and only James Ponti! James is both a New York Times & International Bestselling author of NOT ONE, but three Middle-Grade book series, Wow! And, you might also be surprised to hear that James is also an Emmy–nominated television writer and producer who’s worked for television networks, such as Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and PBS, to name a few! He’s also the recipient of the prestigious EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD. We discuss all that and more in our entertaining chat! Be on the lookout for "Motherisms" along the way!
I had the true honor of interviewing one of my all-time favorite middle-grade authors, creator of the SPY SCHOOL, CHARLIE THORNE, FUNJUNGLE, SPACE BASE ALPHA, and the ONCE UPON A TIME series, along with many more epic stories, Stuart Gibbs! Stuart is not just a New York Times bestselling author, but he’s also worked in television and movies and recently had a graphic novel published by DC Comics. Stuart has done it all, and his writing journey is only just beginning.
You can follow Stuart Gibbs on social media and on his website at: https://stuartgibbs.com/ Thanks for watching!
What a fun and engaging interview! I have always adored middle-grade author Janae Marks' books, and when I was given the chance to interview the one and only writer of the ZOE WASHINGTON series and A SOFT PLACE TO LAND, I was thrilled! You'll learn so much from my discussion with Janae. From her time in musical theater, to the ongoing production of the ZOE WASHINGTON movie, to discussing Janae's newest novel, ON AIR WITH ZOE WASHINGTON, and much more! It was truly a magical day and I'm so grateful I could meet and chat with Jane. Now it's your turn to enjoy our talk!
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In this interview, I speak with Catherine Arguelles, the debut author of one of my 2022 favorite middle-grade realistic fiction reads, FLIP TURNS! Watch as we learn about Catherine's interesting story, as well as find out why you'll want your next read to be FLIP TURNS! Find out what Catherine is up to next at: www.catherinearguelles.com
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I'm beyond honored to share my interview with the very first American Triathlon Olympic Gold Medalist, Gwen Jorgensen, as well as Gwen's wonderful mother, author Nancy Jorgenson and Gwen's Sister, author and educator, Elizabeth Jorgenson. Together with Gwen, they co-authored the incredible story of Gwen's journey to the Olympic Gold. I can't tell you how excited I am to share this video. Enjoy! Here you can find signed copies of the book! https://www.booksco.com/signed-copy-g... Here are Elizabeth's other stories! https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Studen... & https://www.amazon.com/Sijo-Koreas-Po...
Did you know that at Age 8, Alyssa Rosenberg was a book reviewer in her local newspaper? I was beyond excited to interview Alyssa Rosenberg, an Opinion Columnist at The Washington Post, and jumped for joy when the day arrived! Alyssa is the writer behind the "To Build a Delightful Library for Kids, Start With These 99 Books" piece, where she asked parents across the political spectrum for three books that need to be in a child's library. Alyssa's article shows that books shouldn't and don't bring people apart, they bring us together. I'm so inspired by all the amazing work Alyssa does for the book and writing world! Check out her article here courtesy of The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...
Listen to my book review on "The Civil War of Amos Abernathy." Written by Michael Leali, this Marvelous Middle Grade story, is one like none other I've read so far. A touching, relatable tale of a Tween discovering who he is, while also discovering that not everyone's path to uncovering our true self is the same. Listen to find out more about this incredible read!
Wow! Lisa McMann has truly DONE IT AGAIN with Book 2 of her middle-grade fantasy series "The Forgotten Five, The Invisible Spy!" From supernaturals, to supervillains, friendship to betrayal, and plots seen right through, literally, this story has it all! If you're looking for a thrilling tale that will NEVER get old, read THE FORGOTTEN FIVE, THE INVISIBLE SPY!
WOW! What a heartwarming, breathtaking, and truly special read! THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT by Chris Baron takes readers on a magical adventure of friendship, family, and believing in yourself. Chris Baron is a masterful author, his novel-in-verse made me cry, laugh, smile, cheer, and feel all the feels! This book needs to be on all of your to-be-read lists! 10/10! Listen to my book review to learn more!
Autumn keeps hoping things might finally change. She hopes she will find her courage, make new friends, and have a great school year, and when she sees a boy on a bike run over an iguana in the middle of the road on the first day of school begins (weird sentence, right?), Autumn meets a possible new friend. Life is already starting to feel brighter! What happens next? Will she make a new friend or more, or will her lack of courage bring her down? Read "Dear Student" by the amazing Elly Swartz to find out!
What a thrilling and fun filled adventure Stuart Gibbs takes us on in Spy School Project X. I kid you not that I read this book in one sitting, cover to cover, no intermissions needed! You'll soon find out that this book review is longer then most, but I had to share as much as I could about Stuart Gibbs' brilliant read, the 10th book in the Spy School Series! In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a HUGE Fan of Stuart Gibbs storytelling, and his Spy School Series is one of my all time favorites! What else can I say, listen to my book review of Project X and find out why you'll want to escape into this captivating read ASAP! E Train out!
From action to adventure, to friendship, “Amari and the Great Game” by B.B. Alston has it all! I can guarantee you will absolutely love this story and you will NOT want to put this book down! Now my question for you is, what are you waiting for? Go find yourself a copy of B.B’s latest and greatest Amari novel, or if you haven’t already, read the first book in the Amari world, you WON’T REGRET IT! P.S. I'll be interviewing B.B. Alston soon, so be on the lookout for my book chat with the legendary Author, BB. Alston!
Nothing special ever happens in Chokecherry, Colorado, And,
when I say nothing, I mean nothing, but what’s usually a dormant little town in the middle of nowhere, will soon go viral internationally. They’ll be recognized on the news, social media, and so much more, but not for something wonderful or spectacular, not for something anyone will be proud of, no, not for anything good at all. Intrigued? Listen to my book review, and then find yourself a copy of "Linked" by Gordon Korman to learn more! Trust me, you won't regret it!
It was an absolute honor to interview the one and only James Ponti! James is both a New York Times & International Bestselling author of NOT ONE, but three Middle-Grade book series, Wow! And, you might also be surprised to hear that James is also an Emmy–nominated television writer and producer who’s worked for television networks, such as Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and PBS, to name a few! He’s also the recipient of the prestigious EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD. We discuss all that and more in our e
"Lines of Courage" is a middle-grade historical fiction book that takes place in WWI. From the points of view of five protagonists, the reader sees the battles of "The War to End All Wars" from five different sides of the war. Such a thrilling read! I'm so glad I had the chance to talk about it with the New York Times Bestselling Author of over 30 books including "Lines of Courage," Jennifer Nielsen!
In this episode of E Train Talks, I speak with award winning author, and a book hero, Leslie Connor. Listen as we discuss her novels, "A Home for Goddesses and Dogs" and "The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle."
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