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.
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!