Peter Lerangis has written over 160 books including The Viper’s Nest and The Sword Thief, two titles in the New York Times–bestselling children’s-book series The 39 Clues. The Colossus Rises, Peter’s current release (first in the Seven Wonders series) is already a New York Times Bestseller. Lerangis is not limited to middle grade books and has written many YA titles including the hit, WTF. Today on the Intersect podcast we talk to him about his books, his family, how he found his way into writing, and more!
John ‘Corey’ Whaley’s debut novel, Where Things Come Back, was the winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Awards. This poignant and hilarious story of loss and redemption “explores the process of grief, second chances, and even the meaning of life” (Kirkus Reviews). Publishers Weekly also named Where Things Come Back one of the best books of 2011.
WHALEY grew up in the small town of Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories. He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten or eleven, but now writes realistic YA fiction (which sometimes includes zombies…). He taught public school for five years and spent much of that time daydreaming about being a full-time writer…and dodging his students’ crafty projectiles. . . . Continue Reading
Ellen Hopkins is a New York Times Bestselling writer and poet. Her uniquely dark verse style has captured the attention of millions of readers both young and old. Starting with her bestselling Crank series Hopkins writes about drugs and despair and ultimately hope drawing from her own life experiences. On the podcast we talk about her upbringing by parents that are 30 years apart in age, struggles she’s had with her own children, and how she turns that into YA, and now adult stories.
February 25 2013: Patrick Carman
Our very own co-host sits in the hot seat to discuss his new YA release, Pulse, a futuristic telekinesis trilogy. We attempt to move things in the studio with our minds! And we talk all about Patrick’s wide ranging career in publishing. If you want to know the co-host of the Intersect Podcast, this is the show to catch.
James Dashner’s Maze Runner trilogy has millions of fans around the world, and now it’s being turned into a movie! And he’s the lead writer in the new Infinity Ring time travel series for Scholastic. We have a wide reaching conversation about dystopian fiction, the YA market, and multimedia among other things.
David Levithan has written many award winning YA novels, collaborated with the likes of John Green and Rachel Cohn, edited The Hunger Games, and had one of his books made into a popular teen movie (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist). We talk about it all and more on this episode of the Intersect Podcast!
Storm chasers, clue hunters, wild animals, natural disasters – Roland Smith has written award winning fiction about them all. Take a listen as we talk with the author of more than thirty books about writing, wild animals, and the occasional hot dog. This is gonna be good!
Elizabeth Eulberg’s lifelong love of music inspired “Take a Bow”. Although she didn’t attend a performing arts school, she is currently trying to make up for it in karaoke bars throughout the greater New York area. She is also the author of The Lonely Hearts Club (and a huge Beatles fan!) and Prom & Prejudice. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick.
November 20 2012: MICHAEL GRANT
(WARNING: THIS PODCAST IS RATED PG-13 FOR LANGUAGE AND CONTENT)
It’s safe to say that YA author Michael Grant is opinionated. On this edition of the Intersect Podcast we talk with Michael about, among other things, his thoughts on social media and whether or not higher education is important. And of course we dig into his bestselling YA series, GONE.
Also this week we talk with Christoper Krovatin, author of Grave Diggers, Mountain of Bones. For a quick look at the book just watch his YouTube video. Click “Continue Reading” below for a link to his Zed the Zombie video.
We have a new feature on the Intersect Podcast talking with debut authors. In this episode, we talked to Christopher Krovatin during the Michael Grant show. Chris, as his friends call him, is an interesting dude to say the least. He’s into heavy HEAVY metal and Zombies, and he’s written a new book called GRAVEDIGGERS, the first in a series. Enjoy! – Jeremy