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.
November 13 2012: LAUREN OLIVER
Lauren Oliver had her first novel published in 2010. Since then she’s been busy writing two more middle grade books and another YA trilogy. Live from London, Lauren discusses growing up in a creative family, working on the subway, her perfect day, and the adventurous life of a writer.
On our very first Intersect Podcast ever David Shannon talks with us about how he came to the conclusion that he needed to do something artistic for a living, how he ended up in New York, how he unexpectedly arrived in Childen’s book illustration, and why he decided to run away from home as a child. All that and we make him play Google’s Bacon Number! Can he get higher than 2? Listen to the Intersect Podcast to find out.
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Internationally acclaimed picture-book creator David Shannon has always been an artist. At the age of five, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were pictures of David doing things he was not supposed to do — and these words: No, David! — the only words he knew how to spell! Many years later, when his mother sent him that book, Shannon was inspired to write and illustrate . . . Continue Reading