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!
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.
Brian Sheesley is the multiple Emmy Award winning Director and Art Director with credits on Ren and Stimpy, the Simpsons, Futurama, Fanboy and Chum Chum, Camp Lazlo, and Dan Vs.
Jon Scieszka is a Caldecott winner, the author of books including, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Math Curse, Stinky Cheese Man and Other Stupid Fairy Tales, Knucklehead, Spaceheadz, Trucktown, and more! In 2008 Scieszka was named the nation’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and the founder of Guy’s Read. One of 6 brothers Jon shares some great stories on Intersect.
Jon Scieszka was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in January 2008. The position was created by the Library of Congress to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education, and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.
Born in Flint, Mich., Jon Scieszka earned a bachelor’s degree in writing from Albion College and a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University. He held a number of teaching positions in the . . . Continue Reading
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